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: Unbroken

This piece is the third piece I’ve completed using a pallet knife and minimal paper quilling. I’m really enjoying the processe of painting with a pallet knife. It’s taken some adjustment in terms of skill and technique and I’m learning that I need to have a lot more patience with the process, but what is…

New Art: Quilled Wolf

Quilled Wolf, 18×24 Quilled Paper and Acrylics on Canvas I started this piece back in October of 2018. When I set out to create this wolf, I never thought it would take on such a long endeavor. From the moment my brush touched the canvas, it quickly became apparent that this piece was going to…

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…

New Art: Wild Horses

Last week, I recently completed a piece that I began working on in June 2018. It was an ambitious project to be sure, the canvas was 60″ x 48″, or 5ft by 4ft, the majority of which I planned to fill with quills. My inspiration for the piece was a mural painted by Jackson Pollock…

Featured Art: Seductress

Continuing on with Featured Art is the second piece in my Three Sisters trilogy, Seductress. She’s a little willy and unpredictable, but also sweet and a lot of fun to have around. Of the three sisters, she’s the youngest, and the most prone to get into trouble. When I created these pieces, they were telling…

Work in Progress: Elephant Hamsa

Hamsas are very meaningful and important symbols for me. The hamsa is an ancient┬ásymbol that is found in many different religious cultures. One of the most common beliefs is that this image is protective, warding off evil intentions and evil spirits, but it can also be a symbol of blessing; welcoming good intentions and good…

Work in Progress: Commissioned Portrait

This piece is a commissioned portrait that will ultimately be done in the style of my Three Sisters series. When I did the Three Sisters,I was playing with non-traditional┬ácoloring and the main focus of the pieces that stand out were theflowing locks of hair. What I was after was something a little whimsical and fun,…