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Cheley Series

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These pieces reflect Cheley Colorado Camps’ ability to cultivate gratitude for how simplicity can have such a high quality. They are made with water-color, ink, memories, a box filled to the brim with letters and pictures developed from disposable cameras. It would be great to have a platform on which to make good prints of them and sell to Cheley campers and art lovers. I would love to make more of this style.

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Time spent at Cheley Colorado Camps is the most integrative of a person’s life. All of the different creative cravings are satiated in Estes Park, CO. Feeling all of the textures of the Rocky Mountains changes you forever, literally charging you with minerals to come back for more. Cheley has a mentality of responsible adventure, back-boned by the good habits of sustainable living, double-dipped in laughter; all qualities that I strive to incorporate in this art series.

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The piece, below, is from a sea-side cliff in CA, but it has a similar style to all of the others which are inspired by Colorado.CAcoast

I have also explored an oil based, very colorful style (seen below), but do not have the funding to get the time to finish the first piece. It would be beautiful to get some other Rocky Mountains in these vibrant, textured colors.  I’ve started a kickstarter herenotfinishedlongs

It would be great to add color to the following pieces:

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These pieces would do very nicely as print on high quality paper:

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(Mummy Range, above, drawn entirely on actual hike, will post bigger picture).art-00622

(Will find better version of Long’s peak, above).3MTedited

I would like to pull colorful ideas from my photographs of the Appalachian mountains during the self-sustained route 76 bicycle trip last summer. And I have yet to post about my study abroad trips to Antarctica and New Zealand. The main purpose of these trips have been to explore how much one person can realistically do to help sustain earth’s resources.  Moving closer to VCU in downtown Richmond, VA will help immensely with exploration of this topic.

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House Disasters

Over a year ago, there was a medium sized storm that hit a few places in Richmond hard and left the rest untouched. One of the places hit hard, was my art storage room.  I thought nature was forcing me to give up on my dream, then I realized it was just making me work harder for it.

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My art was in this room:

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Eight months later, a hot water pipe on the top floor busted loose and drenched the whole house in HOT water. More art that was stored in cardboard folders was lost. Pictures of this disaster coming soon.  My parents got their insurance money and rebuild the house twice. I was off at college, unaware of how much of my art and belongings were destroyed.  I was not included in the meetings regarding these disasters.

REPURPOSING BLURB!

After all this, I’ve decided it would be best to keep art in proper containers and to use oil paints more often. I am trying to repurpose my family’s old frames, but taking apart these tightly bound frames really takes up some time. I need to buy the time to get originals into these frames, so they can be properly protected. Please let me know if you’d like to support my Integrative Medical Communications Design career. It will be well worth it!

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