I am in love with watercolor. It fluidity and flexibility offer for me ways to explore emotion in ways that sometimes moving image can't for me. I love to move back and forth between painting and making films. There is a lot of joy in it for me. I also find that painting pushes me further with my film projects. When I need to take a break from screenwriting, filming, and editing, I go straight to painting. This process creates a creative flow for me.
As I have been developing my latest film project, Moonland, I have found painting has increased my concentration. It has helped me transition between writing sessions. When I am feeling a block, I find myself at the paper with a paint brush in hand. I am no longer looking out a window for inspiration; I am finding it through my connection to color and fused layers. I have been creating quite a set of work, which some are listed on Etsy for sale. I have an opportunity to exhibit them with Altered Esthetics and I would love to see you at the opening reception next week! More info here. Details below:
Did you know that Altered Esthetics is run by a group of artists?! It is through our work that we are able to organize various exhibitions, educational opportunities, and partner with other organizations throughout the Twin Cities. Artists from the board range in medium - from painting to video!
Make sure to attend the opening to learn more about the board, their art, and the various ways we work towards being a support to artists within our larger arts community!
Featuring Work by Altered Esthetics Board Members
Exhibition Dates: April 7 - April 30
Opening Reception: April 7, 5-7 PM
The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Chelsea Arden Parker
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