These past two months I've been extremely preoccupied, preparing for my first gallery opening at The Barrel Room in Downtown Santa Ana, CA. I spent pretty much all of my spare time in April editing my favorite pieces, ordering large canvas prints, sanding, transferring many of my photos onto wood, attaching hangers to the backs of each piece, creating labels, setting pricing, etc. I was scheduled to be the featured artist for the month of May & the plan was to be up just for that month... (this wine bar features a new artist every month), but the owners of the restaurant were so happy with the work they asked to keep it up through June as well. What an honor! I am so grateful for this opportunity & it's been a wonderful experience. I could not be more pleased with how everything turned out & I'm quite the perfectionist so that says a lot. The collection suits me to a T, the display is very unique and it all looks so amazing against the aged brick wall. How lucky that I was able to hold a gallery for my work in such a cool historical building! I'm hearing so many nice things from everyone that has gone to check it out & I actually just sold my "Nu'uanu Pali" piece with the green trees last week which is awesome! It feels great to know my work is loved and appreciated in the heart of the city where I grew up. The wine is delicious, the food is insaaanely addicting & the atmosphere is so relaxing. I love this place & I'm confident you will too! I've attached photos of the gallery for you here, in case you can't make it to DTSA before the end of the month. Keep in mind, a few things were moved around once I took down the piece that sold, but it still looks pretty rad. Post a comment below & let me know what you think. Enjoy!