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  Dear ART Friends, The winter for me brings on a weird sense of hibernation. I, in fact, know I'm not the only person who suffers from winter blues. Plus, the unbelievable cold weather doesn't help to lighten the spirit. I'm painting in the home

Dear Friends October 31, 2018 I have been changing and updating my website over the past week so I'll be ready to place an application to galleries in the near future. Upon looking through my paintings, this particular one struck me as super

Dear friends, April 10, 2018 I finished this private commission art piece last week. I definitely needed to get it done before our holiday to San Diego. There’s nothing worse than coming back to a project and trying to pick up where you

Dear Friends, March 6, 2018 Each year I choose a "Word to Accept". I've done this exercise since I started creating art over six years ago. Over these years, I have given a lot of thought to the choice of this short or long word. It seems like a simple thing....choose a word and get onto the next item on the agenda. But in actuality, it is like having a strategic plan; in art, in life, and in business. This one word encapsulates what I'm trying to achieve for a particular time frame....you could almost think of this word as a mantra. I start with five words.  I mull them over in my mind over a span of weeks and gradually discard the words that do not resonate with me and I finally select what I believe to be the right word for the present time. The word I choose this year is "CREATE".

Dear Friends, January 4, 2018 One of the things I find most interesting is to the experience of capturing a physical bricks and mortar building in a painting for a client. For this person has a story to tell. Each time he/she views the final painting, these memories associated with the bricks, pavement or landscape illicits this deep connection.

[caption id="attachment_7781" align="alignleft" width="225"] Lorenzo's Driveway in Italy[/caption] One of the challenges I have found in making my art is to remember where it is all headed. Life experiences play a huge part in this grand scheme. One day I catch glimpses of the direction of my art-making and this helps bring a new clarity to inform the next painting I begin.