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15 Jan 2014
Angel Rising

Angel Rising

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” – Vern McLellan It’s a new beginning! 2014 is a blank canvas. Start adding some color and texture to it. Make some memories and work on those unfinished projects! This painting Angel Rising is very hopeful and the colors represent the transformation of life and renewal of the soul. Choose some colors for your canvas today and create something fresh […]

16 Dec 2013
Twilight

Twilight

“I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future – the timelessness of the rocks and the hills – all the people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” – Andrew Wyeth Colors and words hide the earth’s translucence.  I love to […]

18 Nov 2013
Celestial

Celestial

“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
Amplify

Amplify

“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
Pacifica

Simplicity

“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
Camellia

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
Aquatic

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
Wave

Experimentation

“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

Color

“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 […]