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27 Jan 2010
Starburst

The Art of the Subconscious

I always think it is so interesting how the subconscious mind will reveal itself through ones creativity. I find what tends to flow out from me will sometimes emulate those artists whose work I have always admired. Although this is not a deliberate attempt to copy, I find that some of my work will in ways resemble or at least have the same feeling as some of the masters that I have been able to see in museums around the […]

31 Aug 2009
Feel the Vibe!

Feel the Vibe!

Vibe is a celebration of positive thoughts and actions stemming from personal breakthroughs. As we strive to become enlightened, we full fill our inner quest for happiness. Vibe speaks to the power of our purposeful actions and joy. Each of us vibrate at a resonance frequency. When we see art that we like, it is because the art also vibrates at our frequency. My intention is to create work that reaches many people at many levels. I strive to speak […]

01 Aug 2009
Indigo Soul

Creativity is the Access to the Soul

Creativity is the access to the center of the soul. When I paint, I connect with my feelings and let the canvas and the paint interact with them to develop into the creation of expression. I have no idea what is going to be exposed in this process. To get into the space, I set up my canvas and paint. Then I turn on the music and go into meditation. As I proceed in this process, I see no right […]

27 May 2009
Mariner

The Art of the Series

Up until recently, I painted whatever I wanted to paint, whenever I wanted to paint it. Inspiration for me has never been an issue. All I have to do is look outside my window at all the glory of nature and I am off and running. I love the process of putting paint to canvas, and I feel a strong connection to each and every one of my paintings. I always sense that I have left a piece of my […]

29 Jan 2009

Opposites Attract

Fusionart is the merging of opposites. We take our internal extremes and coax them into a single artistic purpose. As an artist, one is charged with the responsibility of creating. The process is one of letting the power flow through you and not blocking the creativity. As we paint, the brush, the canvas and the spirit lead the way. When your mind is in charge, you try to make something happen. Therein lies the difficulty; you are trying to force […]

12 Nov 2008
Seed

The Universe is a Fusionartist

The Universe is a Fusionartist. From the beginning of time, the Universe imbued the Earth with color. Every tree, every flower, every animal and rock has hue and shade to distinguish it. Can you imagine if the world had been created without color? It is as though the Universe realized that mankind would respond creatively to all the colors in nature. When I look at a tree and see the movement of the leaves, I am always impressed with how […]

15 Sep 2008
Artists at Play

Artists at Play

At the August Fusionart retreat, I had the most fun painting that I can ever remember. My old friend Mehrdad and I spent the day just playing. Free from structure and restrictions, we painted without trying to make anything happen. We were creating the process of creating. The work just flowed, and the fun and laughter abounded. Mehrdad and I talked so much that I was afraid Rassouli, our teacher, was going to through us out of the class. When […]

25 Aug 2008
The Power of Forgetting

The Power of Forgetting

Maybe Bonnie should call the class “Anyone Can Teach!” I wasn’t sure how to prepare for the class, and this got me to thinking about how I approach painting and how I have developed my process over time. Here’s what I figured out about myself: Early in my career, I had a lot to learn. I studied with Rassouli and Fusionart and learned the things I needed to know. Now I am at the point in my art where the […]

05 Aug 2008
The World as a Canvas

The World as a Canvas

This painting is the collaboration of two old friends who were surprised to discover that they shared a passion for art. I have known Mehrdad Dabbagh for 18 years, but in a completely different context – the world of business. I really did not know Mehrdad’s spirit until I met him in one of Rassouli’s classes three years ago. No one can describe the expression on his face when he first saw me in the art class. It was like […]

29 Jul 2008
Create & Destroy

Create & Destroy

My fellow Fusionartist Diane Bulgatz painted this thought-provoking and serenely engaging work. It is called “The Quest”. I was looking at Diane’s painting this week and was struck by the fact that it captures my own recent journeys of the soul. My quest has been one of letting go. This week my life has been a case study in letting go of the past. I had a garage sale and sold off numerous old, unwanted items. Why I had felt […]