All my best work in one beautiful place, reasonably priced and hanging out with my friends! Excited about the reception at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse on Galisteo in downtown Santa Fe Friday 5-7pm. See you there!
Does inspiration come from within or from without? This is a hot topic of discussion in the art world. My own answer would be "yes." For me it is both. It is the dance of my spirit with the Spirit, God if you will allow me to be personal here. When I was in about third grade I don't know want possessed me to take one of my dad's old tablets and draw a pencil picture of our living room. But I spent hours doing it while my parents were out on a date or studying at the university. Time stood still. Looking back I see it as the first dance!
Something resonates between me, creation and the Creator that releases creative energy. It may a spiritual moment, like the painting above which I sketched out during a reading of Mary's song in Luke 1 at church. Or it may be the light on pine needles. When inspiration seems lacking getting out of routine activities, opening up my spirit and just absorbing creation, the artwork of others or looking for beauty in the ordinary stuff of life seems to light a spark most times. It is this dance of light and life that inspires all my work.
Congratulations to Tyler Dugas of Louisiana won this original oil painting I did in preparation for my Snow Shadows painting that is still available. See them both hanging at Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, NM until the end of October.
I am trying to make signing up for the Monthly Newsletter a no brainer! I have given away almost $1,000.00 in artwork in just three months. If you have other ideas on how I can serve this art community, let me know in the comments section here or on Facebook!
Pretty awesome to see my paintings outside of my studio! They will be at Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, September and October with a reception September 11th 5-7 PM. So many thanks to all of you have encouraged me on this art journey!!! For those interested, I created a special page on my website for the show with notes on all the paintings and pricing www.tommcgeeart.com/show!
Tom C. McGee, Jr.
Musings about mystery, art and spirituality.