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2018 Art Updates (& Studio Reno News!)

My exciting news update is that…I’m officially an artist and proud member of Swell Artist Collective here in Boise!  Swell puts on a lot of local art events here in Boise you may have already gone to in the past couple of years.  As for my newness to the group, I feel like I’ve already been able to participate in all sorts of goodness.  Earlier this year I was part of the Howdy Show at Swell, the Art Deck-O 6 Show at the Visual Artist Collective and next month, I’ll be doing this summer’s Art Crawl (June 23rd).  Want to stay up to date on Swell events?  Check her out here.

Also! For those that follow along on IG and have been watching my stories, you already know this but for any new peeps, I’m also stoked to share that we’re in the middle of our studio renovation! Our studio is a sun room attached to our house, right off the kitchen.  It’s the perfect size for my art needs.  But there is one downside to our studio space…it’s not insulated or temperature controlled.  Er go, it’s definitely going to be worth it to get it insulated and up to code.  So we are in the process of making that happen!  We’re getting new walls, windows, door, floor and all that jazz.  It should be done within a couple months! More on that soon. (Follow along on IG for more day to day updates).

Before the studio was torn down for the reno, I was a busy bee. I worked on some abstract pieces and a new mixed media piece as well. Contact me to purchase any of the below. 🙂

My most recent completed works:

 

Cheers!

EH

Black and White Photo Challenge

I was challenged by a friend on Instagram to take 7 photographs over the course of 7 days, all in black and white.  The only rules were the photos couldn’t have any people or pets and also no explanation for your photos.  Challenge accepted!  Each photo was taken on my handy dandy cell phone. 

 

Cheers!

EH

 

Do It For The Process

Back in early July I was a participating artist at a gallery show at Studio Boise Photography Center.  They hosted “Idaho Places, Idaho Faces,” their 2nd annual photography contest AND! Studio Boise was celebrating their 1st year as a business. 
 
Everyone who joined for the gallery opening was given one token to vote for one photograph. The winner would receive a $1k cash prize!  Runner up would receive free studio rental time.  As the night went on and the votes came in, we all chit chatted and drank and admired the photographs. At the end of the night the votes were counted.  I stood among my wife, family and friends. Then…the winner was announced and I heard my name. WHAT?!  I kissed my wife and walked up to where the studio owners were standing, all while fashioning the giddiest of grins.  Celebration ensued and hugging of my dear friends and omg moments continued throughout the night and several days after.
 
This event was the start of me believing in myself as an artist again.  By believing in myself, I’ve had the confidence to put myself out there as an artist more than I ever have.  Following that night, I have been involved in so many more art opportunities and have been invited to join an Art Collective here in Boise!  (More to come on that later!)  
 
Who would have thought that by going on a walk with my camera and photographing one lone goose, that it would be a key element in helping guide me back to art and helping me build my confidence again as an artist.
 

City of Geese

“I felt lucky meeting one of Boise’s many geese as I strolled through the Boise Depot.  As I slowly approached and lifted my camera, this curious goose walked a few steps closer then paused and looked right at me, as if posing for the shot.  I walked away that day with a new favorite photo.” -Emily Hanigan

 

Cheers to art.
Cheers to supportive loved ones.
Cheers to community love.
Cheers to getting your make on.
 
-EH

Wedding Sign

When two of your best friends ask you to make their wedding sign you say YES PLEASE!  They are the coolest, the nicest and most deserving couple.  Being able to make their wedding sign was an honor.   And let me tell you, it was such a gorgeous and amazing wedding.  Congrats to Katie and Phil!  

 

The final product!  Photograph by E+E Photography.

Cheers!

EH

 

 

Custom Cow Painting

I am so excited to share this new custom cow painting I made for @jeff41005!  It just arrived to his home in Kentucky and the kind words he said about the piece warmed my heart!  That is why I do what I do. Making people happy, adding some joy to their home and spreading love through art, you really can’t beat that.

When he emailed me about his custom painting, he wrote that he wanted something similar to my giraffe painting with blues/greens and to make it extra fun and funky.  As a lot of you know, I’m a big fan of incorporating collage and mixed media into my paintings.  I used portions of paper and also portions of a 1947 Life Magazine to create the mountains.  Below are a couple in progress shots specifically with the cow.

I had a BLAST making this for him and love knowing this will be hanging on his walls. 😃  Thank you Jeff for your appreciation in my art and I hope your cow enjoys its new home!

The finished piece!  So happy with how she turned out!  

 

Cheers!

-EH

Progress Report

Here is a progress report on a new giraffe painting, current shot of the studio and custom cow painting in progress.

Zoomed in on my little giraffe friend. 

 

Cheers!

-EH

Lately

Lately I have been preparing for my upcoming show at RAW Artists Boise on September 15th. I’ve been finishing some original paintings and drawings, working on some concrete planters and coasters and ordering a new banner for Emily Hanigan Art! 

Lately I have been decluttering everything!  Feeling light and freeeeeee.  My mamma painted that ducky when she was a kiddo.  I’m quite proud of my shelf game here.

Lately I have been drawing and painting.  I’m working on mixed media paper for my acrylic and ink paintings and bristol paper for the solely ink drawings.  Sometimes all you need is pen and paper.

 

 

Cheers!

-EH

Weekend in the Studio

I had quite a productive weekend in the studio!  Here’s a small sample of current projects I started over the past few days.  Ink drawings on paper using lines, shapes and spaces.  Stippling has also been making its way back into my work lately.

Sometimes the best form of meditation for me is putting black ink on white paper and just watching the lines form.

Stay tuned for more future projects.  In the mean time, I hope you’re enjoying your week, getting your make on or just doing whatever makes you happy.

Cheers,

EH