Are you wondering why I'm bringing back the auction all week long?
Many of you have been following my work since before the very first time I offered artwork up for auction, raising money to go to NYC for a 2 week art residency 2 years ago. That was a pivotal point for me with my work. My career. Since then, I've made a strong commitment to my work, and paint in the studio nearly everyday. If I'm not painting, I'm researching imagery, planning projects, and listening to podcasts. If you've been following since then, you know how far I've come. But I have big goals. Big dreams. I need more progress. I need to be better.
The most recent, and most important of my successes to date is the recognition as a finalist from the Portrait Society of America for "Portrait of a Family Man" for which I'm truly honoured. This gives me great courage in proceeding to my next step(s).
In the past several months I have also been busily working in my studio putting together a strong portfolio of works to take to their annual conference in April.
I'm using this week's sales to aid me in making that trip to Atlanta for this amazing opportunity. Not only will I have the opportunity to have my portfolio critiqued by America's modern masters, I will also have the opportunity to watch them work, as well as take workshops, network (hopefully find a mentor) and absorb as much knowledge as possible.
Being an artist is not the easiest road to travel, but I've wanted it my entire life...it's the only thing that has truly "fit". This conference is the next step in my career.
I thank you for your continued support of my work, applauding my successes, and encouraging me when I need it...thank you for being a part of my journey. Again, I am truly honoured.
To follow the posts tune in everyday @ 8:30 a.m. MST on my personal FB page. The auction will run through til Monday, February 27th.
Link to today's posting : https://www.facebook.com/coilaevans/posts/10154097756977434
All the best on this Monday;
Happy Presidents Day, and National love your dog day!
~ Coila Evans