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.  […]

The Necessity of Art

April 7th, 2015
The Necessity of Art

A work of art is good if it has sprung from necessity.  –Rainer Maria Rilke This fragment of thought from Rilke stopped me cold. I had to evaluate. Does my art come from necessity? Yes. A simple yes. I need to connect with the details of nature. The light, the shadows, the nuances and colors. […]

A New Year for a Great Blue Heron

January 4th, 2014
A New Year for a Great Blue Heron

It’s bitter cold in Vermont and across the continent. But we humans are not the only ones afflicted. The heron in the photo below fell out of the sky in the forest behind my sister-in-law’s house two days ago. Temperature- minus 5′, more or less. When the beautiful bird couldn’t get back into the air, […]

Lyn St. Clair

September 17th, 2012
Lyn St. Clair

There I was in Jackson, Wyoming visiting galleries. As I wandered through   many wonderful rooms full of interesting art, I came upon  paintings with a very familiar energy. The brush strokes and imagery looked much like paintings by Lyn St. Clair, who I hadn’t seen in nearly a decade. It was a wonderful surprise to […]

Secret Lemonade in the Desert

June 1st, 2012
Secret Lemonade in the Desert

There are those who think Lake Powell is an environmental desecration. I agree. It was a mistake. A political pork barrel. A great tragedy in process. Many say it will fill with silt and sand within a few hundred years and cease to exist. But the old adage: ‘when you are given lemons, make lemonade’ […]