Humor & technique= Success for Natalie Featherston

October 1st, 2015
Humor & technique= Success for Natalie Featherston

I was so pleased to be able to meet Natalie Featherston last Friday at her opening at Meyer East Gallery on famed Canyon Road in Santa Fe. I have admired her work for years for its quirky, joyful celebration of different realms of art: innocent childish art and sophisticated professional work. Her trompe-l’oeil style is […]

Painting LIVE!

September 24th, 2015
Painting LIVE!

Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone. -Robert Allen. Standing in a public place working on my paintings all day? Making decisions, trying them out, then trying something different? With everyone watching??? (gulp!!!) Art is a conversation. I make a mark,  the painting responds. I hear my muse telling me the next step.  […]

Indian Market 2015 Santa Fe

August 20th, 2015
Indian Market 2015 Santa Fe

  Indian Market! An amazing annual event in Santa Fe with events and exhibitions all over the city. There are 800 art booths, representing 22 tribal nations from every corner of the US. Additionally you can visit the Native Cinema Showcase; the Edge, a contemporary gallery show; a Saturday night fundraising auction. There are many […]

Winslow Arizona, Art Mecca!

August 19th, 2015
Winslow Arizona, Art Mecca!

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness. – Mark Twain. I love to travel, especially when I can see new vistas and landscapes and LEARN new things! So my recent journey to Scottsdale, AZ, which took me through Winslow, AZ was perfect. I never tire of these vast southwestern horizons. The cloudscapes are […]

Fresh off the Easel!

June 8th, 2015
Fresh off the Easel!

There is something wonderful about the dried bones of the cholla cactus. They aren’t really bones, of course, they are the fibrous, woody inner structure of the plant and an ubiquitous part  of the desert landscape. Recently some collectors purchased a painting of mine, Raven on the Rocks from True West Gallery in Santa Fe.  […]

Beginnings

May 27th, 2015
Beginnings

Kind of fun to look back at my very first blog post from the dead of winter in 2007… my artist’s philosophy. It was quite a while back that I made this declaration: I am an artist. I always said I would be one when I grew up.   Thinking of the stages through which […]

Graduation!

May 21st, 2015
Graduation!

  We don’t stop going to school when we graduate. Carol Burnett All over the country students are graduating from college; from high school; from kindergarten. They’re finishing up one phase of their lives and forging ahead into the next. Looking back, everything seems to glow. There’s nostalgia for the events that helped you grow, […]

Lotusland: Obstacles, Goals and Success!

March 6th, 2015
Lotusland: Obstacles, Goals and Success!

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford There were a few obstacles along the way. Time, distance and injury, among them. (it’s really hard to paint when your dominant arm is in an immobilizing sling) But somehow, despite the obstacles, the goal was accomplished. Canvases […]

Rituals, Superstition and Success

February 1st, 2015
Rituals, Superstition and Success

Sports players are renowned for their rituals. Baseball players who never wash their hats?  Octopus carcasses thrown onto the ice at hockey games? (major yuck & sad!) Nascar drivers who shy away from peanuts in the shell? People are strange. Creative and highly accomplished folk of all sorts have rituals too. Winston Churchill woke at […]

Lotusland- California Dreaming

January 12th, 2015
Lotusland- California Dreaming

I’ve been to California many times, wandering on pebble and sand beaches with seals and seagulls; reveling in deliciously lush and diverse gardens; marveling at mountain and ocean vistas. I’ve watched the fog roll in and then roll out. The wild places in California are truly a magical. I was pleased and honored to receive […]