Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Press Release: One-Woman Art Show During SXSW

Grand Opening of Austin Impressionist Artist S’zanne Reynolds at AVAA
 One-Woman Art Show During SXSW 

AUSTIN, Texas, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Austin artist S'zanne Reynolds of Studio Zanne, member American Impressionist Society, Inc., AIS, exhibits her one-woman art show at the Austin Visual Arts Association, AVAA, Austin ArtSpace Gallery. The grand opening is March 22, 2013 from 6 – 9:00 p.m. at Austin Art Space 7739 Northcross Dr., Austin TX 78757 (behind Northcross Mall). Accommodating Austin's SXSW visitors, the show is featured in the main gallery March 18 – 23, by appointment and will be available in her private gallery in the AVAA studio area March 24 - April 22nd. The exhibit includes works of art in oil, pastel and photography.
After over a decade of design experience in commercial art with companies like SicolaMartin, GSD&M and Harcourt, Reynolds has ventured out into the world of plein air, or on sight painting, and impressionist fine arts with bold color, brilliant light, strong images and a movement and style uniquely her own bold vision of her surroundings. Her work explores spontaneous approaches to expressionistic landscapes and provocative, vivid profiles in portraits she renders.
Continuing to develop her talents, Reynolds has studied under contemporary masters including Ann Templeton, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Huihan Liu, Nancy Bush and Robert Johnson. Early influences on her career include Wolf Kahn, Andrew Wyeth, Paul Gauguin, the Blue Rider German expressionists as well as her post-graduate studies in France and in her explorations of Europe.
Work done while faculty at the Austin Museum of Art, AMOA, Laguna Gloria Art School, along with exhibits and membership with Austin Pastel Society and Austin ArtSpace plunged Reynolds actively into the Austin arts. Viewing her present style preceding her national plein air painting tour this summer will enable the community to gain a deeper sense of the unique characteristics of her art now and anticipate new works at her fall exhibit.
In honor of the land she loves to paint, 5% of Studio Zanne's exhibit proceeds will go to the Hill Country Conservancy, protecting open space and water quality for Central Texas for Earth Day 2013.

S'zanne Reynolds paintings and other works of art are available at Studio Zanne, and can be found on the website of the same name,

Friday, March 1, 2013

You Are Needed

"Never Alone", digital image by S'zanne Reynolds

"You are not accidental. Existence needs you.
Without you something will be missing in existence
and nobody can replace it."

"That's what gives you dignity, that the whole existence will miss you. The stars and sun and moon, the trees and birds and earth – everything in the universe will feel a small place is vacant which cannot be filled by anybody except you. This gives you a tremendous joy, a fulfillment that you are related to existence, and existence cares for you. Once you are clean and clear (see this), you can see tremendous love falling on you from all dimensions." ~Osho
I love these words from's a great reminder as creatives and scientists, moms and dads, sisters and brothers, blue collars and white collars, loved ones and lonely ones... that we are really NOT in competition with one another. We cannot possibly be competing for creativity or love or supply or attention or income because each of our expressions of love and life are needed in the universe. We are each irreplaceable, loveable, needed, valued...and we are together in this.

This fact unites us, not divides. We are one with existence, creativity, expression. When we pursue our own private agendas and goals, we forget this and we feel alone and separate. But, this is only the illusion. The fact of our needed existence and purpose and creativity makes us inseparable in creation, in life!

Go out today and practice this... feel how much you are treasured by the all of yourself up to falling in love with yourself...and feeling you are needed and valuable! And may you see "tremendous love falling on you from all dimensions!"