(you) x Drawingfromnature
"What is done in love is done well." - Vincent Van Gogh
want to create together?
If you would like to discuss a creative idea, commission, or special project - please fill out the form.
Commissioning an original piece is a fun process & I love collaborating on many creative ideas. Please note;
- Commissions take a while. Please allow a few months to complete depending on size.
- I can work based on a photo or location depending on your subject.
- As the artist, I retain rights to reproduce your painting; including but not limited to apparel, stickers, prints.
- Pricing is based upon size, medium & project requirements (i.e. schedule, edits)
I'm so fortunate my art making has given me the opportunity to create with new friends.
Here are some of those relationships.
I'm looking forward to hearing your creative idea & meeting you!
JUNE 2018: magnolia north x Drawing from nature
"Spontaneity at it's best."
Was how songwriter & musician Steve Foltz described this project in email shortly after meeting each other. A week before, we were random artists at a bluegrass show exchanging excitements about each others' work. When I glanced over, I knew immediately who Steve & his group of friends standing next to me where. They've only been one of my favorite bands since moving to Colorado in 2012. For the past six years I've been following them around from free first Friday performances at the Battery to the stage of Telluride Bluegrass. Their music has created & reminds me of so many Colorado memories, I just had to go introduce myself & thank them.
A week later, Steve & I were grabbing coffee to share more art thoughts. He explained to me his passion project of song writing with his wife. I listened to the track 'beautiful days' and immediately knew this was something special. My work has been experimenting more and more with this draw to words & messages and these lyrics were just waiting to transform.
I'm so thankful to have gotten to work with & get to know Steve throughout this process. His passion, his words, his art - this project filled me with such inspiration.
by supporting this special collection of art you can get a signed print of my original work, 'winter wood'
Apr 2018: 85 for 85 x Drawing from nature
My friend & favorite hut-trip roommate Kami York-Feirn shared this project with me. My imagination immediately starting running wild with the colors and lines the desert create. Every time I go to these wild places, I'm in constant awe for days on end.
The 85 for 85 Project describes itself perfectly; "We are bringing creatives who care deeply about the protection of public lands together to make something for good: a book of 85 collected appreciations, centered on two gems very dear to our hearts - Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments."
With your help, we’ll gather 85 artistic expressions and raise $8,500 to support the fight against the current administration's deplorable move to reduce Bears Ears National Monument by 85% and Grand Staircase-Escalante by 50%.
The book will be available for pre-sale in April.
ONE HUNDRED percent of the proceeds will go toward The Wilderness Society's lawsuit to fight this administration's illegal move.