H2O Waterworks: an artistic exploration of our relationship to water

The Del Ray Artisans have a show this month that is all about our relationship to water. This being one of the essential ingredients for life, I am drawn to it with both sides of my career (artistically I love painting water scenes, and scientifically I have worked to understand a small piece of the astrobiological puzzle describing water in our solar system). I will have three paintings hanging in the H2O Waterworks show at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in Alexandria, VA. If you are local, take a moment this month and stop by Del Ray to enjoy some beautiful pieces of art - the show runs Nov 4-27 on Thursdays through Sundays, admission is free and handicap accessible, and all pieces of art are for sale.

If your schedule allows, join us this Friday, November 4, for the opening reception from 7-9pm. It will be a fun way to enjoy the artwork and mingle with the artists. The Del Ray Artisans Gallery is at 2704 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301.

I hope you see you there! 

Beacons in the Night by Monica Hokeilen, oil on canvas, 36x12 inches

Beacons in the Night by Monica Hokeilen, oil on canvas, 36x12 inches

Pirata Playa by Monica Hokeilen, oil on canvas, 36x12 inches

Pirata Playa by Monica Hokeilen, oil on canvas, 36x12 inches

Boys on the Beach by Monica Hokeilen, oil on canvas, 18x24 inches

Boys on the Beach by Monica Hokeilen, oil on canvas, 18x24 inches

Gallery Without Walls Exhibit: A Call To Service

Some of my art (two paintings and three framed limited-edition prints) are showing in the Galleries Without Walls Exhibit, A Call to Service, at the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital on Duke St in Alexandria, VA. The show runs from May 15 to Sept 25, 2016. All artwork is for sale and 10% of all sales will be donated to Veteran's Moving Forward (a charity that connects disabled veterans with service dogs).

Are You Coming?, matted and framed fine art print

Are You Coming?, matted and framed fine art print

Happy Dog, matted and framed fine art print

Happy Dog, matted and framed fine art print

Skylar Cat, matted and framed fine art print

Skylar Cat, matted and framed fine art print

Bernie, oil on canvas, 18"x20"

Bernie, oil on canvas, 18"x20"

To the Rescue, oil on canvas, 8"x10"

To the Rescue, oil on canvas, 8"x10"