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16 Nov 2016
Harvest

Harvest

“Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.” – Austin O’Malley Without hard work and persistence, growth is stagnant and the harvest of hope and transformation comes up short. This painting is an abstract view of a wine vineyard ready for harvesting.  Teams of harvesters come together to gather grapes in the process of making a flawless bottle of wine.  Balance and perfection takes work and determination. We should all strive to be […]

17 Oct 2016
Autumn

Autumn

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” – Stanley Horowitz “I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when the day is done.” – Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott I just love autumn quotes. There are so many flowery words and adjectives to describe the atmosphere that ushers in this colorful season.  Words like “golden” and “crisp” or “saffron” and “cinnamon”.  […]

19 Sep 2016
Laser

Laser

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee “Finding your center” is a phrase that is generally used in meditation and self-examination.  It begins with a journey of conscious behavioral patterns. Inhaling and exhaling–out with the old, in with the new.  It’s the search for the nucleus of your soul. This painting Laser is a spotlight exposing the deep hollows of your soul.  It highlights our truest beliefs and brings them to light.  The colors […]

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 […]