18 Nov 2013


“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is as the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” – Crowfoot As the time changes back, autumn surrounds us.  The nights are longer and darker, and the earth is preparing to hide for the winter. Flowers vanish, it’s time to hibernate. I love to inhale the golden hues […]

29 Oct 2013


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato As a musician gives birth to a song, so does a fine artist to a painting. A paint brush is the breath of life to a canvas, cultivating an imagination and bringing all the elements together in unity. Just as a song takes form in melody and rhythm, the vibration of colors on a canvas begin to take form […]

17 Aug 2013

Follow the Path

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson This painting is named “Bridge” for the simple reason that there is a dominant white path way through the middle of the piece. In thinking about pathways, in life and art we sometimes find ourselves at a crossroad between decisions. Some decisions easily made and others require more thought and energy. Always finding the right path is […]

10 Jun 2013


“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” – John Meada Making the decision to simplify our lives is the first cornerstone to actually starting the process. It is definitely a process and not something that we expect to complete as a task in one day. Creating a complicated, even stressful life took probably years to build. But there is hope. If simplicity is what you desire that is half the battle. It is important to note that […]

31 Mar 2013

The arrival of Spring

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” – John Muir Springtime is here once again, the time for renewal and re-growth. This painting has a botanical quality to it that is reminiscent of the re-growth of spring flowers. Is it time to re-grow or renew your life? Sometimes we think our lives happen to us. This may not be the case. Our life is a series of conscious choices every moment of every day. What we are and our […]

08 Mar 2013

The Color Blue

“We have two types of responses to color and one is biological.” – Leslie Harrington Blue is an overwhelming “favorite color.” Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and has been scientifically proven to cause the body to produce chemicals that calm, lower heart rate and blood pressure. People are more productive in blue […]

01 Feb 2013


“There is no such thing as a failed experiment; only experiments with unexpected outcomes.” – Buckminster Fuller Experimentation and art go together like coffee and steamed milk. However creating things as an artist means you sometimes have to break free of your old patterns and do some things differently such as experimenting with changing materials, styles or mediums. Painting can be a grand adventure into the unknown and as an artist I love to explore that realm. Never be afraid […]

05 Nov 2012
Bird of Paradise


“It is not what you know about color but the way you see it and feel it that makes its meaning important, because beautiful colors together resonate with your psyche and feed your soul.” – Gretchen Schauffler Color is one of the elements in our lives that can change our perceptions of reality. No matter how complicated this world gets there is always the undeniable beauty of nature and its perfect color. I draw a lot of my inspiration for […]

31 Aug 2012

Dare to be Creative

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe You are not creating alone or in a vacuum. Art is a collaboration between the artist and the soul, creative force, the divine, higher power or whatever you envision it to be. You would be amazed at what this alliance can do as long as you are willing to be the channel for creative expression.Train your heart […]

16 Jul 2012


“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angelou Artists have been charged with the duty of transforming the world through various media. We have the freedom to express joy, warmth, and love through our art. The result of that expression is we grow closer together and we attract the world to our doors. We can bring peace and harmony to the world. That is the calling of our art. Recently, […]