Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Painting, New Studio, Art Reception & More From Natalie!

It’s been a really exciting week for me because I got another studio makeover, finished a painting and got to meet one of my favorite artists, Michael Godard!

First up, my new painting “Familiar” This piece was initially inspired by the magical magpie. We have a lot of these guys in our neck of the woods but they don’t seem to get much attention. I really liked how they played them up in Snow White and The Huntsman, they are such beautiful creatures. I am very fortunate to have a few pristine specimens in my feather collection. 


A spring pixie and her familiar nestled deep within the majestic fairy forest.

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Next, my new studio space! After a huge initiative in January to drywall/mud/tape/paint my studio I ended up moving to a new room completely. It’s awesome! I’m right by the window as opposed to being in a room with no window at all. I’m also in the recroom nook so I’m not cut off from the rest of the household.



The icing this past week was a Friday night meet & greet with Michael Godard! He was kind enough to sign a wine glass for me and a jar of olives.


Standing in the gallery surrounded by his work the inevitable happened… INSPIRATION! My next piece will be a glass clinking, olive sporting dame which I have already titled “A Nod To God…ard”. If we’re connected on Facebook you’ll get to see the progress pic’s this week!

Finally, VonRaven family art exhibit at the High River Library!



All three VonRaven’s will be at the High River library for a closing reception meet & greet on Friday April 26th from 5-7 come get your butt signed! ;) Just kidding, we don’t do butts. But we would like to meet you! Come down for free refreshments and check out the display. 909 1 St SW, High River, Alberta (403) 652-2917