Echoes of Eden

The light in the new studio has been informing the work in so many happy ways…A new series has captured my heart and imagination. My plan is to show some of them in July at Art Santa Fe . I hope you all enjoy !

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New Studio New Work

2018 has opened with the a studio renovation project finally completed! The new light flowing into the studio has invigorated my practice and my work and I can’t wait to see in what new directions the work will grow. I have posted lots of new work to my website so if it’s been awhile please stop by and visit… and I’d love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment!

sali swalla website

HAPPY 2018

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But Most Of All 16×12 oil/wax/cradled wood

 

Hope this New Year finds all of you happy, healthy and ready to get after some dreams this year! I have been on a month long break from painting as a dream comes true in the form of a remodeled studio for me!! A few more weeks to go before I can get back to work but I know it will be worth the wait!! What dreams are you chasing this year?

HAPPIEST NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

Channeling Emotions

 

as cliche as it sounds, artists draw from life to inspire their work… In my case I draw from the joyful energy that has filled our home this Summer. With an ever happy and playful 4 year old and a hubby with big projects happening at work I can’t help but draw from all this movement, energy, fun and positivity and put it onto the canvas. I am so thankful for all these blessings, which I hope to give back to the world through this work…

Secret Kisses 28×22

The Warmth of You 30×24

To Dream a Dream 30×24

All In Good Time 30×24

The Other Side 28×22

 

 

Summer

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Through the heat of Summer these blues have kept me cool in the studio. Working larger and experimenting with ways to simply get paint onto the surface, moving it from here to there, this series grows. If you are local to Southern California you can see the first two pieces at OC Contemporary Gallery in San Clemente 🙂

With Me 30×40

Along the Way 24×18

Journey 24×18

No Fear 2017

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Into being 20×16 Encaustic
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Forever 12×12 Encaustic
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Surrender 20x16x2.5 Encaustic
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Fay 16×16 Acrylic collage
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A Little Love 12×12 Encaustic

 

Many goals were set at the start of the year and in reaching for the stars my practice has attained new heights of which I had yet only dreamed. With no fear of failure (yet experiencing it very often!) I put my work out into the world and have seen the return with acceptance into 2 juried encaustic shows (Thank you Conrad Wilde Gallery & IEA!), inclusion in 3 group shows, sales and commissions all the way from Dubai, London and France to locally here in Los Angeles.  These small wins make the countless losses all worth while. For any who have a dream, cast your net wide and high and you WILL catch something good. Let’s see what the rest of 2017 has to offer!

Inspired in 2017

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2017 has me brimming with new ideas and happy to be creating. My goal for the year is to be more disciplined in working in a series and to participate in more shows… engaging my work in more events off the internet and out in the real world. I Hope all of you are enjoying the beginnings of a new year 🙂