Sunday, June 5, 2011


I am taking a new direction with my art.  I find that I am attracted to contemporary work that hopefully will get your attention.  Artist are constantly looking for new ideas, concepts and ways to make interesting art.  Now, I have passed that stage in my life where I could grab a can of spray paint and head for the train depot, but don't think I wouldn't like to try it. On a much smaller scale, I have started a series of paintings that humanize a head form with an attitude.Now, what does this mean? I took a Styrofoam head form and painted an idea. The challenge is to create a feeling about a place or experience.

My second in the series is called "Garden Party".  I love vintage clothing and remember all my mother's hats.  Especially, the "pill box" style.  So, of course, the study had to include a pill box style hat, an outdoor feeling and a martini, with olive. After viewing, you can determine the mood of the guest.

I entered this piece in the ART Station Member Juried Exhibition #3 and it was accepted.  I am so excited where this new direction is taking me.  I am taking my new best friend to the beach in the third painting in the series and am planning to create a piece for breast cancer in honor of my dear friends who have encountered this disease.

The ART Station Member Juried Exhibit #3 will be held from June 4 - August 13, 2011.  The exhibition is accompanied by the Atlanta Collage Society, "Endangered Species: Found Papers" exhibition.  Both exhibits are well worth the trip.

"Creative Palette" at DuPre's Antique Market on the Square, Marietta, GA

I am so excited about being able to display my art and in such a nice location.  I actually had this idea several years ago.  To provide local Artist a market to display and sell their work.  My thought was an abandoned Walmart or Home Depot space where Artist would have an area and outlet for their work.  DuPre's Antique Market has provided a wonderful location, on the Marietta Square, for local Artist.  I joined other Artist in a space with a good location, good lighting, and most important customers that are looking for that special antique keepsake.  Now they can enjoy an Artist Alley within the Market.

The advantage of being a part of this is meeting other Artist and discussing their medium.  I thrive on the discussions and always learn something new. 

You are cordially invited to enjoy your memories from the past as you meander through the Antique Market and enjoy fine art by local Artist. If you visit, please sign the Guest Book. I will know that you stopped for a moment in your busy schedule to enjoy my art.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

"I'm In Love With This Idea"

When you first hear " I'm in love with this idea", what comes to mind. Of course, everyone has a different idea.  The thought allows your mind to delve into that most secret place in your heart and mind.  Given the opportunity to take a moment and think of the one most enjoyable thought, "the idea you are in love with", allows you to invite someone into a most private place in your thoughts.

"I'm In Love With This Idea" and current exhibition at Georgia Perimeter College  stimulated my imagination to explore and answer the question. I have always enjoyed photographing and painting flowers.  The subject matter in endless, the colors breathtaking, the endurance of the delicate petals that withstand heat, rain, cold and snow is a mystery.

For this reason I decided to paint a single, long-stemmed red rose. There are a vast number of varieties, but the long-stemmed red rose for me is a tower of strength, of warning, of beauty, and the velvet petal texture, of gentleness and warmth.

I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the exhibit with WCA GA. The exhibit is ongoing through April 22, 2011. Hope you have a chance to visit this exciting and versatile exhibit spondored by The Jim Cherry Learning Resource Center Gallery.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I have been wanting to start a Blog for some time and what better to do than during an historic ice storm.  I have reconciled my bank account, sorted by sock drawer, seperated several necklace chains, had lunch and knocked the ice off the satellite dish.  You know this is the truth because no one could make this stuff up.The roads are iced and my driveway is a sky sloap.  I may not make it back to work until Friday.  By then I will have cleaned out every closet and started on the garage.  My husband looks like the wide-eyed deer caught in headlights.

The purpose of my Blog is to concentrate mostly on my art.  I have been painting, on and off, for  more than 20 years.  More seriously the last 5 or 6 years.  I mostly paint with oil and sometimes, arcrylic.  I have tried collage, which is a lot of fun.  Watercolor, well, let's just say, "I have a great respect for Watercolor Artist".  My work has been in at least 3 to 4 shows a year in the area.  More recently, a collage on display in the "Brainstorm" exhibit at the Central Library, Atlanta, GA.  I call the piece, "A Self Portrait, Beside Myself".  If I can figure out how to attach a copy to this blog, I will.  The entire exhibit, sponsored by the Women's Caucus for Art, Georgia Chapter of which I am a member, has been invited to move to the Upstairs Artspace in Tyron, NC.  This is an exciting opportunity and I love being a part of the Brainstorm  exhibit.

"A Self-Portrait, Beside Myself"
Angie Dachs