Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Press Release

Purple Garden Flowers, 2005, Oil on Panel, 8x8

I love it when other people write this stuff about my work.

Art and Bloom Gallery Talk
Featuring Matthew Mead, Stylist on the topic of Art-Inspired Floral Arrangements
Friday, January 26, 2007 – 11:30 a.m. at Anderson-Soule Gallery.
Nationally-renowned stylist and Concord, NH native, Matthew Mead of Matthew Mead Productions will be on hand to discuss his creative floral interpretation of personally selected Anderson-Soule Gallery Artist, Tracy Helgeson's work. Tracy's featured Art and Bloom paintings, both oil on panel, offer bold fuchsias and greens as she represents pink bee balm and hydrangeas in her purposefully direct and beautifully rendered close-up image details. The bright and lively colony of pink bee balm reaches into the light blue-grey sky above in contrast to the heavy full-blossom hydrangea piling in on itself in restful content as it reaches downward to the shadowed earth.
Matthew's masterful floral arrangement in response to Tracy's fine art will undoubtedly be stunning. Matthew strives and takes pride in offering stylistic design that is top-notch yet accessible. Matthew's work has been featured in several national magazines as well as on nationally broadcast television programs. He serves as Style Editor for Country Home magazine. He recently launched his own national magazine, Holiday with Matthew Mead and will have a new book out in March 2007 called Easter Eggs. We feel fortunate he will share his expertise with us first-hand as a featured speaker and one of seven floral arrangers demonstrating their professional skills in conjunction with the 2007 Art and Bloom Event held in cooperation with the Concord Garden Club.

I won't be able to attend this event so will miss out on being introduced to the audience, what a shame. Heh.


Angela Rockett said...

This is so beautiful. I love the colors.

Elizabeth Love said...

..."I'm completely enchanted, honoured and amazed by what you have done with my poems. I hear my own words afresh... mirrored back to me by an angel! This is a healing miracle. Bless you, thank you!"
Letter from Michael Leunig to Gyan (who took his poem-drawings and turned them into songs).

How wonderful Matthew is responding to your work this way, Tracy.
I think that's what it's all about...response.

(The way I see it, those who made the barns you paint are part of your work.)

Tracy said...

Thanks Angela. It's an older piece, not one of the pieces included in this show, but I posted it because of the flower theme. I am afraid it's a forgotten painting sitting in a drawer in my studio.

Elizabeth, that is a great quote. Thanks for including it and your take on including the barn builder as a part of my work is wonderful. I love that concept.

Angela Ferreira said...

Tracy Happy New Year!

Tracy said...

Thanks Angela, Happy New Year to you too!