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Daum Museum

Sedalia, Missouri

I am thrilled that my painting, "Yosemite" was chosen for the exhibition titled "Synthesis" in the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.  This painting joins several other works by artist members of arts organizations from across the region.  

"Yosemite" is part of my "Course Made Good" collection which premiered at the Central Bank of Boone County this past fall.  The majority of those paintings were named for places or for aspects of travel.  This one gave me the feeling of a waterfall and one of my beloved travel destinations, with lots of waterfalls, is Yosemite National Park.  

This painting is dear to my heart, as it embodies both the struggle and the triumph of creating an abstract painting.  It went through many stages before I suddenly saw it finished.  Complete.  As I wanted it.  One particular area had continued to pester me and day after day I revisited and reworked it.  There are many things I love about it.  The "string of pearls" going across the top.  The pink circles I made with my fingers.  The dots, also with fingers.  The orange.  The movement in it.  And of course, those blues.  Anyway, here it is.

It will be at the Daum Museum through August 20th.  If you have a chance to go, do.  The Daum is a wonderful little gem of a museum.