|Jubilee at the Washington Athletic Club, Seattle. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches|
Since 1930, the Washington Athletic Club has been at the center of Seattle’s civic life, with members including the state’s prominent politicians and business leaders, and even Olympic athletes.
This last Saturday, the club kicked off its 86th year with this elegant holiday party. Dubbed ‘the Art of Celebration,’ There was a Warhol room, a da Vinci room, a Toulouse room, a Picasso room, and so on. I painted in the Toulouse room, although a reveler asked me if I was trying to be Monet.
Tongue out of cheek, people often compare my wedding and event paintingsto Monet. But honestly, I’m not trying to be anyone but myself— and I’m not searching for my own style either. I’m just scribbling as fast as I can, intent on committing the evening to canvas. It is what it is.
|Detail of Jubilee at the WAC: woman dancing|