Although I've yet to take the time to study my family history, I've been told that we do have Cherokee lineage in the Carrier family. So over the past few years I've studied the designs of the Native American culture and found it to be very inspirational and have incorporated it into my current art and fabric designs.
One of the latest pieces to come off the easel is a large painting of an Cherokee Indian.
I can be a very detailed painter and wanted to loosen up with this piece. I have to say . . . I was successful this time! It isn't as loose as I had envisioned but I'm very happy with the final piece and will take what I learned and grow from there.
I am also currently working of Native American graphic designs for our New Luxe Linen Pillow line that will debut in April at the High Point Market in North Carolina.
In addition to the Native American pieces, I was ask to submit a piece for a current exhibit at the Greenville Center For Creative Arts with a theme of "Carnival"
This was a fun piece and you know that I love to use typography in my work and saw this as a great opportunity.
So, I'm wearing many different hats in the studio these days but it's a great opportunity to stretch my creativity and grow as an artist and business owner.
So if your local, you can currently see my work at The Aloft Hotel Downtown, Upstairs Artspace in Tryon NC. and also, at Greenville Center for Creative Arts.