With that in mind, copies of the memoir I published in late December of 2021, entitled Autobiography of an Island (about painting and living on Bear Island in Penobscot Bay) will also be available at both galleries this year, and from me directly. The book is a small hardcover, 282 pages, text only. It's dedicated to my husband Ryan, who remains utterly foundational to who I am as a painter and person. I miss him beyond words (even though I write about him, and to him, in my diary, daily) and am doing my best to work through each day without him as it arises and passes by. I've been making a series of paintings about the experience of losing him and still loving the world. Some of this work I show on my social media accounts as I make it, and other paintings remain private for the time being. The series is called the tree, the rock, and the field. Nearly eight months has passed since Ry stepped away, and everything changed. I'm grateful I can still paint and express my emotions in that way, at the same time that I continue to describe the experience of being with the landscape, and working together to create images. I remain committed to painting.
I will have more paintings news to share in a month or two, about some other exhibits my work will be in ths summer. Thanks for reading. Peace, and love from here.