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17 Aug 2016
Plunge

Plunge

“Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe For some people, years of research and careful calculation on major life-changing decisions are imperative.  Then there are those who let the cards fall where they may, as they plunge into the “thick of life” with no thought or vigilance. This painting is called Plunge as it illustrates a big splashing leap of faith into life.  It takes […]

18 Jul 2016
Positive Thoughts

Positive Thoughts

“You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” – Ralph Marston In the midst of the unrest and contention in this world, it’s easy to feel discouraged or hopeless.  Even a glimmer of something good can get overshadowed by the next [anticipated] shattering event. This painting is called Positive Thoughts.  It is a picture of optimism as it features […]

19 Jun 2016
Escaping Spirits

Escaping Spirits

“The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Most of us had a vision or idea of what we thought our lives would look like.  Maybe you had it all mapped out on paper, drawn up as a timeline. Or perhaps you were one of those who decided to wing it, letting the cards fall where they may. Having a vision and seeing it come […]

15 May 2016
Sensation

Sensation

“Though the artist must remain master of his craft, the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness, should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist.” – Afred Sisley An artist perfects his technique by practice and determination. As his craft grows and gains momentum, his sense of fulfilment begins to radiate toward others. The desire for personal enrichment is attained, and true satisfaction is behind the beauty of his work. This painting is called […]

17 Apr 2016
Mystic Forest

Mystic Forest

“My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.” “The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” – Hans Hofmann Life and nature are a conundrum. We are continually seeking and pursuing evidence for authenticity of the truth. This painting Mystic Forest is the absorption of knowledge in searching for […]

16 Mar 2016
Territory

Territory

“Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life.” – James A. Garfield There are times in your life when you need to set boundaries to protect your territory—your soul.  The soul is a vessel that contains your innermost thoughts, dreams and beliefs.  When you let down your guard, you expose your soul to the elements of the world.  To be vulnerable can be both beautiful […]

17 Feb 2016
Merlot

Merlot

“Timeless taste of splashing red decadence.” – Ralph White This painting is one of my latest vignettes in a collection of delightful refreshments.  It is called Merlot as it reflects consolation and merriment.  It’s a liquid montage of unfastened spirits waiting to be consumed.  It’s a symbol of enchantment. This painting is an abstract portrayal of the timeless elixir as it splashes into a glass in slow motion.  The smooth tones and meticulous blending create an inviting effect. Explore the […]

18 Jan 2016
Birth of Passion

Birth of Passion

“Passion is the genesis of genius.” – Tony Robbins The “genesis of genius” is a fabulous description for the word passion. There are several things going on in this painting called Birth of Passion. The colors symbolize both pain and relief. Pain—your blood, sweat and tears; and relief—calm, cool and concluded.  This painting highlights the struggles of pursuing a passion from birth until the final achievement. There are stages to go through with everything, starting with birth.  Growth is the development […]

17 Dec 2015
Embryo

Embryo

“The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo.” – Soren Kierkegaard Our thoughts are born with intention. Fostering an idea or believing in something is essential for our souls.  There is a need for spiritual connection that drives us to search for truth and meaning.  When […]

17 Nov 2015
The Escape

The Escape

“We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay.” – Lynda Barry Escaping into a fantasy world is normal.  Sometimes it is necessary so that we can remain sane in life.  It also increases your imagination and ability to discover.  Innovation and ingenuity starts in the mind. This painting, The Escape is the formulation of fantasies.  The torrential downpour of the vivid colors describes a fantasy realm in an artist’s mind.  Fantasies […]