I’m happy to announce that I’ve been chosen as the Artist in Residence for the 2016 Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival!
Music is so important to me. It’s great to be able to paint with this inspiration and to build on work I’m doing with NUMUS.
In February I made this painting (see below) specifically for the jazz fest and applied to be their Artist in Residence. I had this very specific image in my mind (that’s unusual) and was able to translate it onto the canvas. I left the background completely white so that the form of the sax can be isolated and look more interesting on t-shirts, etc. The folks at the jazz fest said they’d be interested in seeing that wasn’t bound by a “box” for this reason.
I’m looking forward to seeing how they work with the image – and to doing more painting inspired by musicians and their instruments!