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Dined with My Paintings at Bistango? Exhibit Ends Nov 2nd

 

City Runways #2

City Runways #2

Hi everyone, if you haven’t gotten over to see my paintings
and all the other fine art at Bistango’s in Irvine, do treat yourself and all your senses. Food is fabulous and the art is really amazing. There are some particularly stunning sculptures at the entrance!

What: Art and Dining
When: Now Through Nov 2
Where: Bistango Gallery Restaurant
19100 Von Karman Ave, Irvine
Time: Lunch 11:30 – 2:30 Mon – Fri
Dinner 5:30 pm – Mon -Sat

Let me know what you think…be sure to take a work of art home to savor and love!

"City Rhythms" - Collage by Susie Stockholm, winner of Beaufort Art Assn Memorial Award

“City Rhythms” – Collage by Susie Stockholm, winner of Beaufort Art Assn Memorial Award

My new TV Show is Live!

Somedays I cannot keep up with myself! Besides finally finding studio space in The Studio Gallery near the airport, looking for a new abode, being a finalist in the Artist Outreach Project with the fabulous Picerne Foundation and doing a couple of art shows, life is busy.

Now, this was fun. I have a new talk show called “Conversations with Susie” – Looks like we’re going to do more of these. Our local channel 6 is looking for 7-minute spots from our tv/video club for their programming. So, after 16 minutes on camera, and tons of encouragement from Scott Marvel, Video Club President and Producer and Mike Ayotte, Director, the club’s studio came alive and produced this 7-minute spot. You’ll see I have a lot to learn, but  I am really proud of it.

Watch me interview a local artist who has unusual subjects. I love her work. On our next show I interview an artist who paints amazing life-like portraits on her iPad using only her finger as a paintbrush. Gotta see to believe!
http://www.talkwithsusie.wordpress.com

 

Range of Motion – new series

Bending to Her Own Will "Range of Motion" series Acrylic on Canvas 30" x 40" by Susie Stockholm

Bending to Her Own Will
“Range of Motion” series
Acrylic on Canvas 30″ x 40″
by Susie Stockholm

The inspiration for beginning this RANGE of  MOTION inquiry is an upcoming art show “Navigating the Journey to Self-Identity” – Compass – at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. The request is to explore issues of self: gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, other-ness.

What to submit for consideration? Being adopted, glass ceilings, single-motherhood, aging and loss of one’s “old” self as we create a “new” self – the paradox for all of us.

As I move through my 69th year, I realize that aging, as a subject, can be boring and depressing. But exploring aging with increased physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and love abilities, is not. Often it’s humorous and allows senior artists like me to be irreverent.

My “Range of Motion” series begins with improving my personal mobility through Yoga. Physical range is shown in the acrylic painting on canvas “Bending to Her Own Will” in black, white and red. The color palette is simple, yet offers flowing lines and interesting shapes.

Using the iPad is a source of constant upgrading of my own mental range.

Dementia - Help Me Find My B Vitamins!

Dementia – Help Me Find My B Vitamins!
Digital Painting by Susie Stockholm
Prints Available

With the Sketch Club app I created the digital paintings “Fractured Memories 1940-2013” and “Dementia – Help Me Find My B-Vitamins!” using the same color palette of black, white and red.

These reflect the loss suffered as one ages with dementia or Alzheimer’s. They also reflect my personal commitment to create new brain synapses through learning the intricacies of the various art apps. it’s still early in the process. But I am increasing my B-Vitamins to reduce brain shrinkage as a result of new research out this month.

Fractured Memories 1940 - 2013

Fractured Memories 1940 – 2013
Digital Painting by Susie Stockholm
Prints Available

 

 

I’m also looking forward to exploring the emotional and spiritual ranges in this series. And am particularly excited about love, not as an emotion, but as an energetic – how love “passes all understanding.” It’s probable that this “Range of Motion” series will never be finished; but it will indeed be full! If you’re interested in following me on this journey, please click here to get updates, as I’ll be adding to this gallery.

Range of Motion Gallery