Between the Dreaming – The Opening


This has been so very very long in the making. I have been keeping so much of the artwork under wraps so that it could be a surprise. It’s been hard and now that it is finally hung, open and will be coming down in a few weeks…. it’s so much and so overwhelming that I can’t really cover it all here.

The show is still on Whitman Works website here: Between the Dreaming: TeeJay Dill

and the photos on my website of most of the paintings (but not the drawings) can be found here: Between the Dreaming

So here are some of the photos from the opening and work that is in the opening (in no particular order). There are SO many people to thank and I hope that I have done so in person. I am so incredibly fortunate to have the group of humans around me that I do. I feel loved and supported in the things that I do.

The installation. Some of the drawings weren’t on the wall. Hard to get everything in one shot, so here are a couple of panoramics.



The center wall when you first walk in. That center painting is so massive that it makes everything else look small in the photos. My mom helped me decorate everything and the black roses are from a wonderful human. The vase in the corner was created my Maureen Robbins who also shows at Whitman Works. The greenery on the walls are fresh lavender bundles out of my yard.


I am always hesitant to explain people my meanings when I create work. Mostly in the event that it doesn’t sync up with what people think it may mean. This one does have a story behind it. Ask me about it if you are interested.

birdhouse Bonnie

This one doesn’t have a story (yet).


This one was probably the crowd favorite at the opening and one of the first pieces to sell. (thank you again Ed). It was one of the last pieces that I made before the show opening and is done primarily in acrylic inks on DuraLar. It is painted on both sides of the paper and the castle and the large white spot are on another piece of paper behind the DuraLar. This is a new technique for me and I plan on making many more pieces with these materials.



Yes. It’s me. Hard at Work.



I made the mushrooms out of paper mâché in my living room (way too soon before the show for them to dry properly) and my mom and I made the little round furry critters that are around the base.


This one has a story, was made at IMC this summer and is one of the pieces that I made public before the opening. Again, I can talk to you about what it means to me in person if you like. I will tell you that it deals with nurturing our habits/addictions.



Thank you everyone again for all of your support. I am living a life beyond my wildest dreams and so many people have helped (and continue to help) that become a reality. I hope that I have brought a little magic and wonder into your life as well.


Thank you. I am humbled.

~ by justteejay on November 12, 2019.

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