Inktober

I'll be taking the Inktober challenge this year, posting one ink drawing a day for the month of October. Follow my Instagram account to see each drawing. 

Birdsongs softly call

Birdsongs softly call
My lover from bed to see
How wonders take flight.

 

© Copyright Renée Malloy Ludlam  

Now available "Their"

  Their , 20x20" Metallic C-Print

Their, 20x20" Metallic C-Print

New digital work "Their" is now available in limited edition prints. Contact me for more information.

 

Gallery Representation Update: Grand Bohemian Gallery

 Grand Bohemian Gallery | Photo by Art March Savannah

Grand Bohemian Gallery | Photo by Art March Savannah

In February 2015, The Grand Bohemian Gallery at theMansion on Forsyth in Savannah, GA added me to their collection of represented artists. My works have been seen in their monthly First Friday Art March events, and we are planning for a featured exhibition in the fall. I'll keep you posted on dates for the show. Also, the gallery is opening a location in Charleston, SC. Stay tuned for updates!

Con·tex·ture Gallery Live Online

For those of you who missed out on the opening and First Friday receptions, I have posted the work online for your viewing pleasure. You can see the work at the gallery through Saturday by appointment.

Call 912.376.9953
Email info@freshexhibitions.org.

  Coast, 2014

Coast, 2014

BREAKING THROUGH THE BLEAK WORKSHOP

THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13TH 2-4PM
2427 DESOTO AVE, SAVANNAH, GEORGIA 31401

At some point, all creatives have faced a block. Moving past it can be a daunting task. I know, because I've been there. Join me for a workshop on process where you can learn about how I work, share your techniques, learn new methods, and get creating! I look forward to seeing you there. :) Bring a sketchbook, something to write with, and a camera/ camera phone. 

Con·tex·ture: Fresh Exhibitions Fellowship

I'm excited to announce I received a Fresh Exhibitions Fellowship and will have a solo show, Con-tex-ture, later this month through December. Con-tex-ture invites viewers into visual environments for the mind to wander, discover, and create. Featuring all-new multimedia fine art, the exhibition will showcase my latest personal explorations.

 "Road" 15.25"x 15.25" Multimedia with oil paint and encaustic on reclaimed wood.

"Road" 15.25"x 15.25" Multimedia with oil paint and encaustic on reclaimed wood.

NOVEMBER 28TH-DECEMBER 13TH, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, November 28th, 6–9pm
First Friday Art March: Friday, December 5th, 6–9pm
Breaking Through the Bleak Workshop: Saturday, December 13th, 2–4pm

912.376.9953
2427 Desoto Ave, Savannah, Georgia 31401  
Gallery open Saturdays 1-4pm & by appointment

 freshexhibitions.org

Life, a paragraph

Life, a paragraph
Punctuated by laughter,
sorrow, and the wind.

 

© Copyright Renée Malloy Ludlam 

Each breath--miracle

A final gasp drawn.
Silence breaks with new life’s cry.
Each breath--miracle.

 

 

© Copyright Renée Malloy Ludlam

Manicured lawns

Manicured lawns crunch
Under the sweltering heat.
Perceived perfection.

 

© Copyright Renée Malloy Ludlam 

Beside you

Beside you, I could wander forever,
Sail across the ocean of life to bring dreams ashore.
Beside you, worlds of conversation breathe calmly into the atmosphere,
Landing upon soft hearts and open minds.
Beside you, pride and humility join our pace;
There is comfort in who we are and gratitude for what we have.
Beside you, nearness can be found even in distance.
Adventure brought us together and strengthens us to this day.
My partner, my friend, my lover, my family, my forever,
Beside you, you will find me.

 

© Copyright Renée Malloy Ludlam  

The clocks stopped

The clocks stopped. Boxes
packed, gone. Chasing the sun home,
I beg it to stay.

 

© Copyright Renée Malloy Ludlam  

Present everyday

Present everyday,
In my heart I find you there.
A safe place called home.

 

© Copyright Renée Malloy Ludlam  

Heat against my back.

Heat against my back.
Scents flood the air with summer,
Childhood memories.

 

© Copyright Renée Malloy Ludlam  

Today, the rain cries with me (a poem)

Today, the rain cries with me

Today, the rain cries with me.
Tears upon panes wash away the dirt, the hurt.

Thousands of drops, memories, splash against the cracked surface,
Bringing to life the sediment.
Sentiments displayed upon walls echo down, silently.

Of course there is hope; there is always hope.
Yet the shadows of clouds hang heavily, heavenly.

Tomorrow, perhaps we’ll see clarity, spring greens, and sunshine.
But for today, the rain cries with me,
Company I am grateful for, as I gaze through the mist.

 

© Copyright Renée Malloy Ludlam  

Presenter at SCAD Career Fair 2014

I was asked by SCAD to speak as a panelist, sharing business tips and stories about what it's like to work for myself. We had about 100-125 students who asked fantastic questions. 

 Photo by SCAD

Photo by SCAD