This year, I’ve decided to focus Creative February on the beautiful, vital landscape of the Adirondacks — specifically, places conserved by the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy over the course of its 46-year history. I joined the chapter’s board of directors last year, and I can’t wait to share images of these iconic Adirondack places with you. Every day in February, I’ll paint a different image, with each week representing a different season. If you’d like to paint along, you can view the inspirational images here on Facebook: Creative Adirondacks Inspirational Images.
My goal for this project is to engage the community by providing daily inspiration through images and text, to connect people to the Adirondacks through art, and increase awareness about The Conservancy’s conservation mission in this region. I will facilitate the entire month via social media channels, particularly Instagram. Each day, I will post the daily Adirondack image for participating artists to use as inspiration to create their own art, and then share via social media by tagging with the hashtag: #CreativeAdirondacks. I will share my painting, along with educational, and inspirational text about the location. Moreover, I hope we can engage in creative conversation on what this precious region means to us, not only as a wellspring of beauty, but also its important ecological impact.
At the start of the month, my completed paintings will appear on this page and will populate as the month progresses. You can also view works being created by all participating artists by searching #CreativeAdirondacks on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
The paintings will be exhibited later this Spring/Summer, first at Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY during mid-March – May, then at Keene Arts in the heart of the Adirondacks Mid-June – early July. The Adirondack exhibition will also feature work by other participating artists. All pieces are available to purchase, priced at $500/framed, and can be reserved prior to the exhibitions.
Ways you can support the project, and TNC:
- You can join us by painting along for the month and share your work via social media by using the hashtag #CreativeAdirondacks.
- You can comment on, share, or purchase the work. All 29 are available to purchase and are priced at $500/each framed, with a portion of sales donated to conservation efforts in the Adirondacks. Learn more about TNC’s conservation efforts in the Adirondacks here.
- You can donate directly to The Nature Conservancy by clicking the link below (takes you to their donate page).
Click on each image to see a full version of the image.