I Think I Am Getting Somewhere

I Think I Am Getting Somewhere

Posted on Feb 9, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Famous last words, as when I finally “arrive” the desired destination will likely change. But here is what I know today. I am super excited about the painting I have been working on. Not the end result yet — and it remains to be seen whether I can get it to that point, but it’s the way I am painting that I am excited about. While I do like the last few paintings I have done, they feel like transitional pieces now that are helping to get me more to where I want to be.

That Place On The Top Of The Hill

That Place On The Top Of The Hill

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

I am happy to be finished with this painting and pleased with the final result. If you read my “How To Be A Messy Painter” post a few weeks back you’ll recognize that the detail shot stayed intact in the final painting, hooray!

Portrait & Pet Portrait Commissions

Portrait & Pet Portrait Commissions

Posted on Jan 4, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

If you have always wanted a portrait of your child or children, your family, yourself, or your favorite pet, I would love to work with you on a custom painted portrait commission.

How To Be A Messy Painter

How To Be A Messy Painter

Posted on Dec 18, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I like a certain amount of order and neatness in my environment. I keep my shoes lined up. I straighten paintings hanging in other people’s houses. And I make my teenage daughter put everything back in place which goes against her natural tendency and drives her crazy.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Posted on Nov 11, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Energy, search, contemplation, inspiration…

The Book

The Book

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I’ve been working on my book a bit the past week. A quick recap of the journey…

Rainbow Mountain Progress!

Rainbow Mountain Progress!

Posted on Oct 6, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

I keep thinking that my painting will be finished any day and then I’d share it on my blog, but since time keeps moving along rapidly I decided a progress report might be in order instead. If you read my last post, my goal for this painting was to see if I could combine representation and abstraction, inspiration (from what I had seen and photographed) and imagination, in a way that I was happy with.

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 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 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 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.