Ripple Effect

One afternoon a couple of years ago, I was hanging out in a brewery during an art event working on a piece when I notice a young boy, around seven or eight, hanging off to the side watching me work. I invited him to come closer to observe and he asked a few questions about…

New Art: I Got My Eye On You

Prior to completing Wild Horses, at the beginning of the year I had a strong urge to start another piece. At the time, I currently had two pieces already in process, Wild Horses and a quilled wolf, and I hesitated to start yet another but the voice and vision in my head was too strong…

Gratitude

Next week we will be celebrating Thanksgiving, the time when people everywhere pause and take a moment to express gratitude for the people and things in their life all the while stuffing themselves full of turkey, mashed potatoes and all the trimmings. A part of me feels like writing a post about gratitude around this…

Nightlight for the Soul

I’ve often wondered if, as an artist, I shouldn’t do more to use my art as a vehicle to add to the narrative that we’re all sharing in the world today. Throughout history, many artists have used their talents and skills to make connections with people around serious social and political issues. Because my work…

Birthday Easels

New easels cause me to wax philosophical about painting, art, and messy easels.