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16 Oct 2015
Emphasis

Emphasis

“False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.” – William R. Alger Passion is an uncontrollable sensation that stirs inside your soul.  When you’re truly passionate about your beliefs, an interest or a cause, it resides in your bones.  It becomes a reason for living.  At times, it consumes our daily thoughts. This painting is called Emphasis because it illuminates significance and attention.  The colors black and yellow used together often symbolize warning.  As such, we must pay attention to […]

18 Sep 2015
Earth

Earth

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen…yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. – Bradley Whitford Our time here on earth is not very long. What we do in the span […]

17 Aug 2015
The Idea

The Idea

“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” – John F. Kennedy Some of the greatest ideas come to us in the middle of the night, as we’re tossing and turning, hoping to get a few hours of precious sleep.  But that rush of adrenaline kicks in… Sometimes it’s an idea for an invention or a concept for business venture. Maybe it’s a vision for an art piece or a set of lyrics for […]

16 Jul 2015
Radiance

Radiance

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.” – Morgan Freeman Being still and letting life happen can be very challenging, and sometimes near impossible. How many of us could just “let life happen” without worrying, pondering, obsessing or overthinking…? Silencing our thoughts and emotions and just be still? This painting is called Radiance for its graceful tides of tranquility.  The burnt-orange and yellow represent warmth and rejuvenation.  Setting […]

15 Jun 2015
Carnival

Carnival

“Life is like a carnival. When you are little, everything is smoke, mirrors, and illusions. Then you grow up.” – Linda Poindexter Imagine when you were a kid and you’d go to the carnival or circus. All the colors seemed brighter and the rides were enormous. Your cotton candy was a fluffy piece of heaven. There were no calories to worry about and no dizzy spells from the rides. It was just a lively spectacle of imagination and fun! This […]

15 May 2015

Surface

“When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.” – Kristin Armstrong Surface was inspired by a combination of opposing elements: disorder and tranquility, both of which meet in the center as an abstract horizon made of possibilities. The shallow peaks of volcanic colors billowing beneath the earth’s surface is a montage of expression portraying fear and doubt. […]

15 Apr 2015
Equilibrium

Equilibrium

“Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions – of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.” – James Mark Baldwin The need for balance is a necessity for our spirit and overall well-being. Without our physical and mental equilibrium, a chaotic mindset ensues. It’s imperative to find or create a place to channel our inner balance and symmetry so that we’re able to gracefully handle diversions and the overwhelming responsibilities of life. This painting […]

15 Feb 2015
Surge Retouched

Surge

“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.” – Henry Ford Have you ever been “in the zone”, so inspired that nothing could draw you away from your task?  This surge of energy streaming through your soul and the feeling of empowerment to finally release your vision is […]

15 Jan 2015
Distance

Distance

“Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.” – Charles Lindbergh Try to imagine viewing your own life—your disposition, experiences, and accomplishments—as an outsider. What would you see? Would you see a genuinely happy, well-rounded person? Or would you see the need for improvement? The painting Distance is a reminder of how far we’ve come through the events of life. The muddled portions of color […]

15 Dec 2014
Origin

Origin

“Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.” – Francisco de Goya Sometimes there’s no logic in art. There’s only the illusion of something greater.  Art is expression; a fantastical world in which an artist’s mind travels.  Occasionally, there aren’t enough colors in the spectrum to convey what an artist envisions.  Art is a feeling; an energetic vibration of an altered life. The virtual movement in […]