March Exhibits promise to Excite and Inspire
Spring feels like it is starting to happen with the warmer weather making a welcome appearance. I love the way the outside air feels on my face while listening to the whispering sounds from birds and other animals that signal longer days, new growth, and a sense of freshness. The warm air is inspiring me to take artistic and intuitive risks to achieve higher levels as a painter. I am feeling passionate about the essence of human connection – the human spirit – and what it means to reveal hidden aspects of our being that radiate truth, vulnerability, and openness. This kind of vulnerability and revealing of the self is courageous, as it encourages us to lift our masks and allow ourselves to be fully present and seen. I strive to spark this contemplation of inner essence, connection, and reflection for viewers of my art.
Four shows below will exhibit my work along with other passionate artists in March. Come enjoy these shows – sample award-winning art -- and ignite your sense of connection!
Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, an international juried competition hosted annually by the Clatsop Community College Royal Nebeker Art Gallery located at 1799 Lexington Avenue in Astoria, Oregon, is running now through March 10. I am honored to have a piece in the show titled Sleeping Venus Waking Up that earned a second place award. I am presently creating portraiture and figurative works using red and blue flood lights. The techniques I use provide unusual dynamics of how light reflects on figures. I find it fascinating how this lighting brings out each subject's emotional undertones, allowing their natures to rise to the surface. My technique mimics the old masters, shifting the style to a contemporary ambience through careful and expressive brushstrokes. Please visit http://www.aunaturelart.com/ for more details.
Flesh: Revealing A Passion for Paint
35 Artists, over 35 works
Opening Reception February 27th from 6PM-8PM (3014 NE Ainsworth, Portland, OR)
I am displaying paintings depicting bridges, working heroes, big portraits, and a few figurative works Friday, March 4 at Boomerang located at 808 Main Street in Vancouver, Washington, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This show was organized by Artist Tom Relth of Above & Below Art Gallery and Artistic Services in Vancouver.
Realty Trust, located at 600 A Avenue in Lake Oswego, Oregon, will feature my art on Thursday, March 10 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/realtytrustgroup/?fref=ts
Christopher B Mooney
REALLY I want to inspire you about the intricacies of the art world, its forms, and people. And I want to share the fascinating -- and somewhat mysterious -- aspects of my journey as an artist.