On Friday I visited my new art friend Marina Broere
at her studio/gallery in downtown Milwaukee. Marina and her husband Cor are originally from Holland, and have been in the US about 7 years. I first met them a few weeks ago when they had occasion to be in my neck of the woods, and stopped by my studio. Marina had seen my profile
(see "Featured Artist" on the Ampersand art panels website)in the current Daniel Smith
art materials catalogue, and felt a strong affinity for my work. She was really pleased to discover that we live in the same state and that we could connect in person.
It was wonderful on Friday to see Marina's paintings. They are beautiful--very subtle and luminous, comprised of many layers and washes of paint. I saw in them something that she and I share, a delight in nuance and ambiguity.
Marina has invited me to participate in the annual Studio Art Crawl
in her historic studio building on Dec.1-3, and plans are also in the works for a solo show for me there in the spring. I'm so pleased to have met her.