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Featured Artist: Lucidity Fest 2012

Hello all! Hope this post finds you well! : ) I am very excited to announce that I will be one of the featured artists at Lucidity Fest this year, April 13th-18th in Santa Barbara.

“Lucidity is an open-source transformational arts and music festival. We call it open-source because we will be co-creating this festival experience with YOU! We invite you to come play with us, get involved with one of our six themed villages, bring art, lead a workshop, spark a spontaneous flash mob, embody a character from your dreams, be silly and wild and free! We are bringing together a world class lineup of musical talent and weaving them together with the sounds and vibrations of our beloved local stars. Our galleries will showcase the sickest fine art our region has to offer, promising to enrich the festival as a visual voyage. Art installations will pleasure participants with multi-sensory stimulation while themed environments will create intimate settings for personal connections. Lucidity’s environmental commitment is to leave Live Oak better than before.”

Along with three of my paintings from Organic Chemistry (above “Double Rainbow”) and four of my original skate decks from Devil Street Decks, I am currently in the process in my studio of making all new work just for Lucidity! Including a brand new skate deck just for Lucidity Fest 2012, and a new series of dream-like paintings. You can check out some progress shots of the paintings below!

Above is a progress shot of three mixed media paintings on paper – and below are the mixed media paintings I have cooking on birch wood panels. I’m super excited to be part of something so beautiful as Lucidity Fest and I hope to see you there! Check out all their featured (visual) artists here!

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Devil Street Decks

My new decks just launched through Devil Street Decks – check ’em out along with some other very cool artists and their decks too!

Infinite Echo

Fathomless Friend

This summer while I was working on these decks, the cat that I had since I was four-years-old passed away. The deck “Jungle Cat” is my immortalization and homage to him.

 

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New Work from Organic Chemistry!

Here is all the brand new work that is part of the Organic Chemistry series. All of this and more can still be seen at Constellation Gallery until September 24th! I just want to thank everyone who came out to the opening too! We had around 400 people – and it was a blast – you guys rock! For all of you who couldn’t make it to the opening – here are the new pieces in their final state! Will have them posted up on katecleaves.com very soon as well! Enjoy!

"The Space Between the Air and Sea"


Organic Chemistry: Artist Statement

“I am constantly amazed by this world that we are all a part of – and I draw inspiration everywhere from the vast depths of space to the tiniest molecules on earth.

There is an infinite source of beauty and perfection all around us when we take the time to stop and look – children seem to naturally recognize this euphoric beauty of the world around them as everything is fresh and new, and their brains haven’t yet started to get cluttered with everyday worries and mundane rituals. In a world that is dominated by the human mind, it seems we are often too busy – moving to quickly, to care about the fact that we are burning up resources faster than they can replenish. Being aware of our consciousness is an amazing gift – but it is how we use it that will decide the state of the world we live in.

I believe there is a lot to learn on how to live more sustainably and in sync with our surroundings by observing the ebb and flow of the living, natural world. Every plant, animal, cloud, and organism lives in a kind of harmony, and is part of deeper consciousness that is radiantly seamless. This kind of balance and synthesis plays a key role within the inspiration of my work.

Organic Chemistry echos a more universal synthesis between Science and Philosophy/Spirituality – I believe we need a balance between these things to better understand the world. The idea of chaos and order is also present while I am painting, and that underneath what often seems to be this complex jumble of everything, there is in fact a grand design – like an eternal rhythm, or dance.

I am often inspired by fractal patterns in nature, or the nautilus shell which I use as a metaphor to depict this absolute (and scientific) beauty. My favorite image to illustrate this comes from the idea of the big bang theory – I think it is amazing to think about how at one time, everything that makes up the billions of life forms on this planet was all part of this one tiny seed of exploding cosmic energy, and that the only real separation we experience is due to the distance between our ever expanding energy in time and space. To me, this seems equally spiritual or magical as it does scientific. It is this kind of “magic” and scientific beauty, that I wish to portray through the body of work in Organic Chemistry – simultaneously hoping to create visual spaces that allow the viewer to return to that place of childhood euphoria.”

"Lucid Dreamer"

"In the Center"


"Nectar"

"Jungle Moon"

Double Rainbow"

"Waking Dream"

"Pro-Creation"

"Tree of Life"

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Organic Chemistry – Opens Friday!

It’s finally here! I’m very excited to share with you all the series of paintings I have been working on all year. Hope to see you all Friday night at Constellation for the opening!!


Organic Chemistry: Artist Statement

“I am constantly amazed by this world that we are all a part of – and I draw inspiration everywhere from the vast depths of space to the tiniest molecules on earth.

There is an infinite source of beauty and perfection all around us when we take the time to stop and look – children seem to naturally recognize this euphoric beauty of the world around them as everything is fresh and new, and their brains haven’t yet started to get cluttered with everyday worries and mundane rituals. In a world that is dominated by the human mind, it seems we are often too busy – moving to quickly, to care about the fact that we are burning up resources faster than they can replenish. Being aware of our consciousness is an amazing gift – but it is how we use it that will decide the state of the world we live in.

I believe there is a lot to learn on how to live more sustainably and in sync with our surroundings by observing the ebb and flow of the living, natural world. Every plant, animal, cloud, and organism lives in a kind of harmony, and is part of deeper consciousness that is radiantly seamless. This kind of balance and synthesis plays a key role within the inspiration of my work.

Organic Chemistry echos a more universal synthesis between Science and Philosophy/Spirituality – I believe we need a balance between these things to better understand the world. The idea of chaos and order is also present while I am painting, and that underneath what often seems to be this complex jumble of everything, there is in fact a grand design – like an eternal rhythm, or dance.

I am often inspired by fractal patterns in nature, or the nautilus shell which I use as a metaphor to depict this absolute (and scientific) beauty. My favorite image to illustrate this comes from the idea of the big bang theory – I think it is amazing to think about how at one time, everything that makes up the billions of life forms on this planet was all part of this one tiny seed of exploding cosmic energy, and that the only real separation we experience is due to the distance between our ever expanding energy in time and space. To me, this seems equally spiritual or magical as it does scientific. It is this kind of “magic” and scientific beauty, that I wish to portray through the body of work in Organic Chemistry – simultaneously hoping to create visual spaces that allow the viewer to return to that place of childhood euphoria.”

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Organic Chemisty

I have been working all year on totally new paintings for your pleasure! The show is titled Organic Chemistry and runs from September 3rd to September 24th. Please join me in the opening reception Friday September 3rd from 5pm-9pm and check out the new work – as well as party, hear live music, and of course enjoy the wine and horderves! Can’t wit to see you all there!

Latest progress in the studio…

Since I have finally given up on finding my warranty for my (not-so) old camera – I decided to just go out and buy a new one! I really do love Sony Cybershots… they are the only camera for me! Anyways, here is a taste of whats going on in the studio (The last piece is a collabo with Nathan Marchand). Hope you like!

“Spring Cleaning” Show Opening Friday!

Two Point Gallery (564 Congress St. in Portland) is having their one year anniversary show this month – and myself along with many other talented artists have totally fresh work for you to come check out! The opening reception is this Friday, May 7th from 5-9. Hope to see you all there!

New Series: Progress Shots

Just another teaser for the new series I am working on – enjoy!

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Findings from the Archives…

I love coming across old paintings that I have completely forgot about making. Here is a mixed media piece that I stumbled upon the other day and wanted to share with you. It’s titled “Creatrix #3”

Start of a New Series!

So I have just started a series of 13 paintings – this is just a glimpse of one during the very first stages. I’m hoping to have these paintings out sometime during the summer – I’ll keep you all posted and give you some more sneak peeks every so often! More to come on this series…

Fractal Time

Just finished up this painting (“Sacred Geometry”) for a commission earlier today. I love fractal geometry because it reminds us that underneath it all – even all the chaos – there is perfect beauty.

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The Belted Cow

Recently I have had the pleasure of designing various belts for  The Belted Cow Company.  Although they sell their products all over the country, all of their designs are created here in Maine, by Maine Artists.  At the moment “Waist Deep” is the only one of my designs you can purchase directly from their website (but what a perfect time of year for a ski lover’s belt!) – however, keep your eye out for my other designs that include: “Crew Blades,” “Gaurd Dog,” – and my personal favorite (and a really fun one to work on) – “Jungle Jam” (made just for kids!).
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Fairies in Winter

It’s definitely has been a winter of fairy making! There are new ones now on display at Stones’n’Stuff on Congress street in Portland – hope you will stop by and check them out!


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2009 – A Year of Collaborations
Last year was the year of Collaborations for me.  I worked with amazing graphic artist Matt Moore for 5 months to produce our very colorful, energetic, and successful show at Courdroy Gallery, (Portland, Maine)  “Convergence.” Along with the ten paintings that were in the show, Matt and I also collaborated on a mural that was on the front window of the gallery.  Matt and I had a great time working together and I look forward to any future projects with him!

 

 

 

I also worked with Musician/Composer Nathan Marchand on a series of abstract paintings.  It was
a really fun experimental process – using music as our main means of content to produce each piece.  Nathan and I will be showing a series of these paintings this June at Stones’n’Stuff on Congress Street in Portland. Here is a sneak peak of a couple of the pieces below:

 

 

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Infinite Intricacies and WheatPaste

Hello all you beautiful souls! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything new. I’ve been in the process of getting settled from my recent move from Portland Maine to San Francisco California. Anyway, thank you all who came out to my farewell show in Maine at the Constellation Gallery last August “Infinite Intracacies.” It was a joyful reception and we all had a blast! Three of my paintings from this show were also chosen by Wheatpaste.com to become wall art and sticky posters like some of my earlier pieces. All of my work for this show was large scale – Four 4’x4′ paintings on hand crafted birch panels (made by my good friend Dan Gagnon), and then one (Elephants in Amsterdam) made of three 30″x80″ panels put together. All of these paintings are done with acrylic, spray paint and paint marker – and are all about the underlying beauty of everything – as well as that liminal place you go between being awake and dreaming, or between the seen and the unseen.

This body of work reflects the idea of the micro and macro, and are inspired by infinite patterns in nature/fractals and all that they posses. The first three paintings below (Midnight Hike, In Between Dreams, Menagerie) were all recently licensed by Wheatpaste.com (like five of my earlier paintings are) and will soon be available on their website as sticky posters and canvas wall art. You can see my other work available as sticky posters and wall art at WheatPaste here . I have lots of exciting things happening here in San Fran (although I do miss Maine with all my heart), and will be making more posts about them soon! Love to you all.

"Midnight Hike" 4'x4'

"In Between Dreams" 4'x4'

"Menagerie" 4'x4'

This painting was an interactive project. I put out an open invitation on facebook for people to name an animal they would like to see in this painting. Can you see yours? : )



"2012"

"Elephants in Amsterdam" 3 panels all 30"x80"

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Devil Street Decks

My new decks just launched through Devil Street Decks – check ’em out along with some other very cool artists and their decks too! This summer while I was working on these decks, the cat that I had since I was four-years-old passed away. The deck “Jungle Cat” is my immortalization and homage to him. […]

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New Work from Organic Chemistry!

Here is all the brand new work that is part of the Organic Chemistry series. All of this and more can still be seen at Constellation Gallery until September 24th! I just want to thank everyone who came out to the opening too! We had around 400 people – and it was a blast – […]

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Organic Chemistry – Opens Friday!

It’s finally here! I’m very excited to share with you all the series of paintings I have been working on all year. Hope to see you all Friday night at Constellation for the opening!! Organic Chemistry: Artist Statement “I am constantly amazed by this world that we are all a part of – and I […]

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Featured Artist: Lucidity Fest 2012

Hello all! Hope this post finds you well! : ) I am very excited to announce that I will be one of the featured artists at Lucidity Fest this year, April 13th-18th in Santa Barbara. “Lucidity is an open-source transformational arts and music festival. We call it open-source because we will be co-creating this festival experience with […]

Comments Off on Organic Chemisty
Organic Chemisty

I have been working all year on totally new paintings for your pleasure! The show is titled Organic Chemistry and runs from September 3rd to September 24th. Please join me in the opening reception Friday September 3rd from 5pm-9pm and check out the new work – as well as party, hear live music, and of […]

Latest progress in the studio…

Since I have finally given up on finding my warranty for my (not-so) old camera – I decided to just go out and buy a new one! I really do love Sony Cybershots… they are the only camera for me! Anyways, here is a taste of whats going on in the studio (The last piece […]

“Spring Cleaning” Show Opening Friday!

Two Point Gallery (564 Congress St. in Portland) is having their one year anniversary show this month – and myself along with many other talented artists have totally fresh work for you to come check out! The opening reception is this Friday, May 7th from 5-9. Hope to see you all there!

New Series: Progress Shots

Just another teaser for the new series I am working on – enjoy!

Comments Off on Findings from the Archives…
Findings from the Archives…

I love coming across old paintings that I have completely forgot about making. Here is a mixed media piece that I stumbled upon the other day and wanted to share with you. It’s titled “Creatrix #3”

Start of a New Series!

So I have just started a series of 13 paintings – this is just a glimpse of one during the very first stages. I’m hoping to have these paintings out sometime during the summer – I’ll keep you all posted and give you some more sneak peeks every so often! More to come on this […]

Fractal Time

Just finished up this painting (“Sacred Geometry”) for a commission earlier today. I love fractal geometry because it reminds us that underneath it all – even all the chaos – there is perfect beauty.

Comments Off on The Belted Cow
The Belted Cow

Recently I have had the pleasure of designing various belts for  The Belted Cow Company.  Although they sell their products all over the country, all of their designs are created here in Maine, by Maine Artists.  At the moment “Waist Deep” is the only one of my designs you can purchase directly from their website […]

Fairies in Winter

It’s definitely has been a winter of fairy making! There are new ones now on display at Stones’n’Stuff on Congress street in Portland – hope you will stop by and check them out! nouvelle technique augmentation mammaire sans chirurgie

Comments Off on 2009 – A Year of Collaborations
2009 – A Year of Collaborations

Last year was the year of Collaborations for me.  I worked with amazing graphic artist Matt Moore for 5 months to produce our very colorful, energetic, and successful show at Courdroy Gallery, (Portland, Maine)  “Convergence.” Along with the ten paintings that were in the show, Matt and I also collaborated on a mural that was on […]

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Plateau Mag: Interview

Just for fun… : ) Here is an interview from a little while back that I never did get around to posting on my blog – so what the heck – better late than never! This was an Interview for Plateau Magazine – and was part of an online article that features different underground/up-and-coming artists […]