Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Nightlife - Carmel Arts & Design District

16 x 20


An impressionist urban painting of downtown Carmel, Indiana looking west from Detour: An American Grill to Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream and beyond.  “Nightlife” was inspired by the downtown revitalization and addition of the Carmel Arts & Design District including art galleries, restaurants, shops, theatres and events. An evening scene is typically filled with muted grays and earth tones; however, I love bright vivid colors and enjoyed the challenge of reinterpreting “Nightlife” with a rich, saturated jewel palette.

"Nightlife" was auctioned for the benefit of the Carmel Clay Public Library at the fundraising event, "An Evening with Ted Allen".  Ted Allen is host of the Food Network show "Chopped".  The evening included appetizers and dinner from Ted's new book, "In My Kitchen".