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Painting Goes to the Beach July 25 2014, 0 Comments

My painting, Flourish, heads off to Huntington Beach.  I love the blue on this one!

Thanks Peter and Claudia for giving this one a good home.


Water Painting Floats Off to the Mountains October 04 2012, 0 Comments

It's not often that you find deep water in the mountains...  but, if that Deep Water is a painting... well, anything can happen!

I began this hot wax water series mid-summer in Arizona - when I was dreaming of the California coast, scuba diving experiences, one of 17.

I've enjoyed becoming lost in this painting each time I began to thirst for that deep water feeling and was thrilled that Gussie connected to that same experience when she and her husband chose this painting for their home in Colorado.


Deep Water
7"h x 7" w
beeswax, resin, pigment on maple board
I remember what a struggle it was to set up a studio space to start painting, this article, Practical Guide to Setting Up an Art Studio at Home, may help get you closer to your own space to create.

Was it a good read?  Come back here and let me know!

Friends - Collectors - Lessons From Mary Oliver June 17 2012, 0 Comments


I made a new friend, Heidi.  That's what collector's become.  Friends.

We share a love of beauty through art - its like a lasting conversation we continue to have together - once they take it home and put my art in a special place.  Heidi, my friend, is a special collector who gave me a gift when she selected my painting, Delight, from my water series. Her glee when she received my painting would have been enough of a thanks,

It arrived!!!!  It is soooooo beautiful.  It made my day.  It's so vibrant and alive....I love it. Thank you. Thank you.  It arrived in perfect condition.  And the notecards are exquisite.  Can't wait to share them.  
- Much love and gratitude, Heidi
She went above and beyond to share her wisdom with me, a gift, and turned my attention toward Mary Oliver, a poet of poets.  My wildly passionate, adventurous feasting art-spirit often needs a bit of grounding, a moment to focus.
Started with a post of her poem...."My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird... "

Then, well... got a reply from the publisher, Beacon Press, to my request to post it -  they don't want Mary's poem posted in the world wide web.  Bummer. So, I encourage you to go find her work elsewhere and devour it.

Thank you Heidi.

Thank You Mary.