Cedar Lee April 21st, 2015
After the big move from San Diego, things still haven’t quite settled for my family–we are now looking to buy a home, and another move sometime in the next few months is imminent. I have been spending many hours each day house-hunting!
I have started a few projects in the studio, but I’m not yet back to putting in regular studio hours.
Even so, I haven’t wasted any time officially becoming “Portland artist Cedar Lee!” I have two very exciting things coming up in June.
The first is a month-long solo show at LifeQual Center just west of Portland in Beaverton, OR. It is an absolutely gorgeous health facility with high ceilings and these huge expansive walls to be filled with large paintings. Walking into this place, I immediately feel serene. It is full of light, quite, and peaceful with a spa-like atmosphere. I am so excited and can’t wait to see my art here. There will be an opening event around the first of June–more news to follow.
I am so pleased that they will be giving me a bit of their coveted wall-space, as they are booked with exhibits a year in advance. They found a way to squeeze in just a few of my pieces anyway, as soon as their calendar would allow! It will be exciting to see the response to my work from Portland’s urban art enthusiasts.
By the way, if you are local to Portland and you haven’t yet visited Attic Gallery, it is worth stopping in! The artwork is simply stellar–you will be inspired.
This is all wonderful news for me, of course. But it also means the heat is on. Children underfoot or not, ideal studio space or not, now is the time to dive back into my usual furious paint-slinging and tap into my latent creativity once more.
Nothing like promising work to a bunch of expectant people to light a fire under your butt, right? I’m on it!