Ellen Starr Lyon

commited to creating art while being a full-time working mom

Bloomington Open Studios Tour 2015

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I have been accepted to participate in the 2015 Bloomington Open Studios Tour. Visit our website, new artistis will be added in the next few weeks. http://www.bloomingtonopenstudiostour.com I am excited to be part of this group and to open my work space to visitors. I thought I’d share a few photos of my preparations. My goal is to have a variety of pieces of art available for purchase, to have these works hung in my home so that people can more easily imagine their homes with original art (nothing beats it- make it a part of your life!), and to clear space in my studio so that everyone may come in and see the environment I create in. However, it won’t be “too” cleaned up. The items accumulated such as: the piles of ceramics and textiles, the postcards, jars, photographs, books and other randomness all contribute to that creative drive. Come get a sense of how I see the world, how I revel in the abstraction found in the beauty and texture of simple objects.

I also want to have something in progress on my easel to illustrate (pun intended) the layers and stages of my paintings. Above and right is a recent example which may or may not come to fruition. There is dissonance and change in art; something I seek. However, with this new project that change came in the four-legged furry variety named Betsy. She is adorable but unfortunately is very curious about my still lives and will weave through them. I’m not so inflexible that I can’t deal with items being nudged or even knocked over but in this case she brought the whole thing down, complete with breakage. My friend Stefanie just happened to get a shot of me working before the mishap. The verdict is out whether I’ll reglue and reset this project or ditch it and start over. You’ll have to visit my studio in June to find out! Come by, have a snack and ask lots of questions about my technique, my training or anything else you’re dying to know. Added bonus, “art lover/wrecker” Betsy will be on hand to say hello



Author: Ellen Starr Lyon

I am a Paintings Conservation Technician by day, free-spirit mother-of-two painter by night!

One thought on “Bloomington Open Studios Tour 2015

  1. What great news!!! Congrats. I hope you sell many paintings and inspire legions of people with your creativity.

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