Thank you to everyone that came out to the event! So much fun and it was great to have 15 pieces in this show.
I'm super excited to announce that I'll be showing a few of my "worlds" at the upcoming miniature art show!
30” x 40” Acrylic (bronze)
The lotus was chosen for this piece as a symbol for Cleopatra. The lotus flower blossoms from the mud and stands in beautiful contrast to its surroundings. I liken this to the ascent to power of Cleopatra. Both her beauty and ability to wade through the trials and murky waters gave her the power to overcome many obstacles. The lotus is generally associated in Egypt as a symbol of re-birth. The quality that I find most fascinating is that because it retracts at nighttime, it is a continuous process of sinking into the depths and then having the chance to bloom again. I feel as if this process of renewing yourself with each passing day is relevant to everyone and especially to me. Everything that happens, good and bad, is something that is thrown at you for spiritual and mental growth. This was painted with that idea in mind and the lighting on the lotus is a representation of both day and night. The background consists of pages from the play.
Thank you to everyone that came out to support Art Baesl. It was a fantastic turnout and I was able to show alongside such talented women. Jess did a wonderful job curating the event and the DJ kept us dancing the entire time.
I have to say that each and every one of these events means a lot to me. It takes a lot to be vulnerable and open up your work and a piece of yourself to others. They are each a little stressful in their own way and with each passing show, I see those that truly are always there to support me along the way. Meltdowns and all lol.
I want each piece to create some type of emotional reaction in the viewer and I was grateful that I got to see that a lot of that first hand during this show as many people come up to me and share their experience and thoughts. My favorite part was watching one young man walk up to one of my paintings 6 or 7 times and then video taping it from different angles. I was thankful that I had the chance to talk to him a bit as I was taking the pieces down. He said that he was looking for the artist.
If I can continue to do one thing throughout this process it is to inspire others somehow. I know at least a couple people that were able to walk away with a renewed enthusiasm for art. That's a successful show for me.
I’m teaming up with Art & Jess and will be showing my artwork on April 2nd from 3pm-8pm. I would love to see you there!
835 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Get your tickets at the link above - $3 adults / kids are free
“ART BAESL” and will be held on April 2nd, 2016. Thanks to the inspiration of Miami’s very own ‘Art Basel’,switched it so it reads “art baes-l” since we are all “art baes”. This show is to celebrate women and how amazing we are and to show our growth in the art community! All the work included will be related to celebrating women or anything that symbolizes women in general.
DJ IVY will be bringing tunes to the show. She specializes in 90s and early 00s hip-hop and R&B.
I was able to get a few pictures before all the the crawl got started but unfortunately too busy later on in the night to get the "people" pictures. I guess that's what happens when you get into the moment and have fun talking to everyone. It was definitely a great event!
I am excited to announce that I will be teaming up with the Venice Sculpture Gardens and displaying my work at the Venice Art Crawl this year!
Location: 1029 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Date: Thursday - December 17th
One night only!
Thank you to Kaldi Coffee in South Pasadena for the opportunity to display my work for the last month.
It's an adorable spot with an incredible staff. Thank you so much Susan!
Address: 1019 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
This is a real beach that is located just north of Malibu. It became my favorite spot one summer when I came out to visit my dad. The first time I went there it was at night and I was with my dad, brother and stepmother. It was odd to me at first that we were going later but I found out soon that it was because we were going to see the red tide. The red tide is when a bioluminescent algae “blooms” during the summer. There was a bit of a hike down to the beach and then I remember seeing these huge rocks in the water that had caves carved into them by the water. The first thing I noticed was that as I stepped in the sand, there would be sparks that would radiate from each step. It was the coolest thing I had ever seen, until I looked out into the water. The waves were glowing this beautiful blue-green color. As they crashed down you could see the sparks as well and the color radiate out from where the waves would break. To this day it is one of the most magical things that I have ever seen. El Matador will always be that magical place for me and it’s a place I go to when I need to feel grounded or be at peace. Catching the sunset is amazing. I hope everyone can have a special place like this to retreat to when needed.
Reception is on May 16, 2015 from 6pm – 8pm
(Santa Monica, CA – May 16, 2015) Wine Expo will be exhibiting Bridget Howard’s Secret Self 5/16/2015 - 6/16/2015.
We all have sides that we hide from the rest of the world; a part of us that we personally treasure, but are afraid of it being judged or ridiculed.
Howard’s Secret Self taps into that fear and blows it up for all to witness: taking her hidden artistic treasures and showcasing for others to explore. Opening, not just herself up, but also the viewer up to the possibilities of sharing yourself with the world. Secret Self serves as a visual timeline, peaking into the mind of a growing artist.
Bridget Howard, a Utah native, is a 10 year Los Angeles resident. Her love of nature, mountain ranges, and landscapes, reminiscent of Utah, can be seen in her work. Painting is her passionate sanctuary to channel her relationship to her humanity. Howard works in acrylic, watercolor, ink, resin, colored pencil and mixed media.
Thank you to all of those that made it to the reception! To those that couldn't make it - you can still see the work until the middle of May.
My night was made when on person told me that my paintings took her back to her childhood and that some touched her soul. I told her that she made my night and made my life. Yes, I cried but they were all happy tears.
I have been blessed with a wonderful family, friends, colleagues and teachers that has supported me in in art endeavors. Of course my mom is my biggest fan and also the one who gave me projects when I didn't necessarily feel like doing anything. It always brought me back to what I love. It's taken me a long time to get to this point and be able to share. Thank you again for those that pushed me and believed in me more than I ever could.
"Speaking of Art is Useless if One Does Not Feel Anything" - Jean-Sebastien Monzani. I love this quote and I hope to do just that with each piece. If I can also awe, inspire and bring happiness - I am doing my job right.
Sending love & light,