Flying Shoes Art Studio is owned by Oklahoma, regional artist, Kristy Patterson. Kristy's work is owned in private collections in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. She resides in her rural hometown with her husband Michael and teaches advanced art at Guymon High School.
I have been so anxious to share a recent, artistic opportunity that I've got to do. A great friend in California contacted me and asked if I would donate a piece of artwork for their school arts program fundraiser. I was so excited to be included in a long list of over 400 artists from around the country. This list included celebrities, film makers, children, established and up-and-coming artists from around the country.
Last night the event was held and it looked amazing. My work was right there with the likes of Conan O'Brien and illustrator for "The New Yorker," Gary Baseman to name a few. Each contributor was given a small piece of watercolor paper and told to create whatever they wanted for the auction.
I selected a small, antique dictionary for the support for my work and I decided to illustrate the word "Journey." I thought journey was a suitable subject for this artistic adventure. My dictionary page was pretty fragile to I dry mounted it directly to the provided watercolor paper. I added a simple watercolor wash on the background.
Here is a photo taken at last night's event. It looks amazing. I wish I had been able to attend. I am very grateful to my friend, Alexandra for including me. I love supporting worthy causes and helping to build a better fine arts program for Burbank schools is a treat.
To see more about this fun event, see photos of the work and a list of the artists involved here is their website.