I Don’t Know What Kind of Painter I Want To Be

I Don’t Know What Kind of Painter I Want To Be

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

(And that’s probably a good thing.) Although it doesn’t feel like it when I’m in the thick of it. Needless to say, I’ve had some frustrating moments of late in the studio. My brain is the type of brain that wants to plan ahead and keeps wanting to know the bigger picture. I like to categorize and label things.

Spectacular Peru

Spectacular Peru

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I had seen a picture of Rainbow Mountain in Peru earlier this year and I knew it was a place I wanted to see. When I started researching it and discovered that it was close to Machu Picchu the Googling increased. It was time for an adventure!

The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award

The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve just returned from an amazing trip to Peru! I took a lot of photographs and now need to edit my images and decide what I want to do with them. Some painting ideas inspired by the trip are also starting to percolate…

In the meantime, my photograph, Mortal Being, was selected as a finalist in the 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award in the Portraits Category.

Hummingbird and Trail Hazards

Hummingbird and Trail Hazards

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Anyone who knows me, or those kind enough to follow my social media posts, knows that I am an avid trail runner, and am so happy when I am out in nature. I find it inspiring, rejuvenating, exhilarating, and peaceful. I am pretty much always in awe, even when it is the same route I have done many times.

Small Discoveries

Small Discoveries

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve done a few small paintings recently and have made a few discoveries. The most important one being that even if you have no idea what you want to do in the studio, the best thing is just to actually do something, anything. I have some bigger ideas brewing, but sometimes just working small and more quickly is exactly what I need, either because of time constraints, or not wanting to commit to a bigger piece quite yet.

Love Is…

Love Is…

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I was very pleased to be asked to be a part of a book project, LOVE IS | Das Buch. From the authors: LOVE IS is an extraordinary book! An almanac of love. On more than 450 pages you will find social media postings, photographs, images and text of over 200 artists and writers from all over the world.

Don’t Plan The Ending

Don’t Plan The Ending

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I like to think I’m a good planner. In fact, my excellent planning, research, and organization skills come quite handy in my everyday life. Figuring out my next travel plans (stay tuned), organizing my daughter’s schedule (when she lets me), staying on top of my To-Do Lists (did I mention I’m the Queen of post-it notes?) and overall having a pretty good sense of the big picture plan of my life (except, thankfully, the very end.)

Crocker Art Auction

Crocker Art Auction

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Snow Dance is part of the Crocker Art Museum’s 2017 Art Auction. It is currently on view in the Crocker galleries from May 18 to June 3rd. If you are interested in my piece or other available pieces, but are unable to attend, you can place an absentee bid.

The Wind in the Trees

The Wind in the Trees

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Another creative outlet that I enjoy is writing poetry which I started last year. I had taken a creative writing poetry class in college over 25 years ago but hadn’t written anything since then. My topics are varied but frequently are inspired by nature or an idea may start to percolate while I’m running in nature.

Somewhere in the Jungle

Somewhere in the Jungle

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

My jungle painting that I wrote about last week is now finished. As my daughter said on numerous occasions: “Mom, you keep working on that painting and it doesn’t look any different.” Well it looks different in the details, I tried to tell her. I found that every time I added a line it then required another line in response, either a whole new line or a change of color of an existing line. It was becoming a meditative cycle with no end in sight.