Monday, December 14, 2009


so sadly, this is the last week the wind-up show is up @ art & light gallery.
so i'm busy working on concepts for the next one. i have a concept. i'll make a sample soonish.

in the meantime, i've been creating sets & costumes for "alice & wonderland" coming to a stage near you in february. (take that, tim burton!) my fave is the gryphon. rough sketch seen here.
i want the outfit so much i'm putting it on "me" for my belated Christmas/new year's card. which i also need to get busy painting....



Wednesday, November 4, 2009

day after tomorrow

here's a piece of lucky #13 completed today. (yes, it's a pinkish t*rex.)
not sure if he'll be up in time for the gallery opening friday, but he just might make an appearance.

the show is @ the art & light gallery in greenville, sc.
you should come. grand opening is 6-9 pm, november 6.

i'm excited.
my first-in-a-lifetime experience-- hopefully not a once-in-a-lifetime for an opening nite. ;O)

i've got plenty of prints & beautifully framed originals... so everyone can take home art. the way life should be.
see you there!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


one week & two days until the toyland show opens!
here's a peek @ another painting- they're square when full-sized & you see the whole wind-up toy painting in real life.
so you should totally come.
1211 pendleton street, greenville, sc 29611

first friday opening november 6, 2009, 6-9pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

just because i can

so i used to teach art full-time. tomorrow i'm just making a guest appearance in a k4 class of a former colleague.
while printmaking isn't my normal medium, i love it. i usually like other people's work in the genre better than my own, but i still enjoy making it & the results. plus, this adorable fox came "to me" during church on sunday & i couldn't help but turn him into a project for the kids.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

coming soon....

so i'm not sure what today is. but i know it's less than a month away from my gallery show! it's gonna be swell.
i've got more than a dozen wind-up toy paintings (they're ginormous! -for wind-up toys, anyway- @least 20" square each!)

first friday opening is november 6 @ the art & light gallery. ( just through downtown greenville in the pendleton arts disctrict (flatiron studios building.) it'll be enriching, colorful, & oodles of fun.

see you there!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

illustration works

here's an assortment of illustrations i've created in the semi-recent past. i love color and being inspired by random doodles &/or things i see &/or read & re-read & even cheesy movie lines.... weedy sea dragons! alice underground! etc etc...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

cave art

well, in the sense that humans have walls now & i paint murals on them. ;)

here are a few shots done for classrooms & bookstores & the like....

: )

Sunday, September 27, 2009

clutter, schmutter...

while i am overwhelmingly attracted to neat, simple, clean design work, i cannot create it myself. the colors keep exploding from every corner & i end up with stuff like this.
i've never tried to pretend to be a graphic designer, but i kinda think my sorry skills work with my painting aesthetic, so i deal.

here, for example, is the back of my promo postcard for the upcoming wind-up show.
i can mail you one if you wish (once printed), or look for them @ your local coffee shop....

minimalism be cursed. ;)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

oh, the what a tangled web i stumble through i'm attempting a blog. because i definitely cannot attempt a website. so here's me. i'll share some art, some books, some gallery work... just so you can find me on the web! i do murals, books, and paintings for your home, office, & where ever else needs some color.
have a joyful day of peace & love.

*hallie g. =0) robot's sideways. i'll figure that one out later....
(it's one of the paintings from my gallery show opening november 6, '09 @ the art & light gallery in greenville, sc. schweet!)