Tuesday, April 30, 2024


 We're nearing the end of our very cozy group show "I'd Rather Be Home in My Sweatpants", closing May 3rd. 

If you haven't had a chance yet, visit us at the gallery and catch this wonderful, homey & cheerful show of 30+ local artists!

Over the course of the show we've been asking participating artists where the inspiration for their works came from... read below to see what these artists had to say!


"Connected, Acrylic on Canvas, 11"x14"

“Connected" is painted from an old photo of my sister and two cousins in my childhood bedroom, taken when they were around 8 years old. The title references the fact that they are all using their iPods, and we are connected through technology. This subject was inspired by the show’s prompt – playing on the iPod was a popular indoor activity for us growing up. An alternate and more personal meaning to the painting is that “connected” is a song from ‘Barbie and the Diamond Castle’ which was my sister and I's favorite movie during our childhood."


"Reading Chair", Embroidery Floss and Roving Wool, 9” oval

"I would always rather be home for the most part. In the before times, preparing, commuting, and staring at a screen in a building was my reality. The best thing to come out of covid was working from home, and the worst thing about emerging from that reality is the corporate-mandated clawback of my personal time. When I think about where I would rather be, it is in a comfortable green and quiet space, with plants, natural light, no screens, and lots of time. If there is one thing embroidery needs, it's that."



"Tucked Away", Watercolour, 8"x10"

"The Pantry", Watercolour, 5"x8"

"The Yellow Dress", Watercolour, 10"x12"

"What a Superbly Featured Room", Watercolour, 10"x8" Room

"My painting, “What a superbly featured room”, is the one I really dedicated to the show. I have three others, and I love them all dearly, and they absolutely check the box on coziness, but with this one, every aspect was made with this theme in mind. I wanted the piece to feel lived in – like it was just your average evening where you’re curled up on the couch with a chill movie and your loved one. And like most of my art, it was about piling in a bunch of details to draw you in. Those little touches feel like they’re offering a glimpse of who the person is that lives in the space, and there’s something warm and inviting about that."

See the entire "I'd Rather Be Home in My Sweatpants" show HERE