Since we had to postpone our first art show—The Union—we’ve decided to turn this into an opportunity to digitally showcase all the artists who’d submitted to the show.
Before COVID actually hit, I was busy with students, my workshops and my own art. I held figure drawing workshops once to twice a week and at that point was up to nine students, which was nice. I remember watching, as we all did I’m sure: it slowly (quickly) worked its way over to us, and then it just seemed to hit all at once. My students dropped to two (via zoom), my workshops were cancelled…yet my art went on! I was lucky enough to sell some work and have commission pieces on the table which has helped me stay afloat during these times. I definitely enjoy my creative alone time, which I now have even more of, but I definitely desire and miss the companionship of other artists and the creative energy a figure drawing workshop can and does produce. It was great and I miss it!! I know though that it will be back someday soon, and that what is actually more important is to give extreme thanks to those on the front lines and deep compassion and condolences for those affected.