In Search of Transparency: Watching Paint Dry

February 6th, 2013
In Search of Transparency: Watching Paint Dry

Last weekend I did a demonstration at the Copley Society’s Co/So Gallery at 158 Newbury Street in Boston. It was  fun. I’ve been spending a lot of time working on the layered glazes that  I use for backgrounds, so the demo I gave was about creating and pouring glazes. My goal is to create a […]

How to Hang an Art Show

January 20th, 2013
How to Hang an Art Show

It was a brilliant, bitter cold day last Friday as I drove north to hang my show in the Back Room Gallery in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. The show is at the North East Kingdom Artisans Guild. It will be up until February 28, 2013, so tell your friends and stop by! It’s quite near Burke […]

Resurrection (I love my studio)

January 1st, 2013
Resurrection (I love my studio)

I love my studio. The lights are bright, the space is airy and it doesn’t matter if I spill buckets of paint on the floor. Which I often do in the process of pouring the multi-layered backgrounds I often put on the work. Since Tropical Storm Irene hit us head on a year ago it […]

How Moleskins help me stay on track: a somewhat personal guide

August 28th, 2012
How Moleskins help me stay on track: a somewhat personal guide

I LOVE MOLESKINS  I mean the little moleskin notebooks that fit in your pocket or purse or back pack. Not actual rodent mole skins like the ones my eldest brother used to catch when we were kids.  My moleskin organizes my life. Thanks to Alyson Stanfield, whose website and online classes I highly recommend, I […]

Mud, Glorious Mud

June 27th, 2012
Mud, Glorious Mud

There is something very primal about clay. For me, at least. I’ve always had an urge to shape a formless lump of malleable mud into something beautiful, something useful. For many years I made functional pottery. Cookie jars, tea pots, mugs, and more. Now I mostly am a sculptor, only occasionally making utilitarian ware. But […]

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’ […]

New Eyes

November 10th, 2011
New Eyes

Woody Gwyn in his studio The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust Seeing the world through the eyes of another opens up new horizons. The art of Woody Gwynn offers a clear view into the distance. A year ago I had the good fortune […]

New Eyes

November 10th, 2011
New Eyes

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust Seeing the world through the eyes of another opens up new horizons. The art of Woody Gwynn offers a clear view into the distance. A year ago I had the good fortune to visit the studio of […]

Color and Pizzazz in the Animal Kingdom

September 4th, 2011
Color and Pizzazz in the Animal Kingdom

“I want the viewer to walk away having felt something.” – Linda St. Clair I recently visited the studio of artist Linda St. Clair in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What a delight! Her airy studio is a sky-lit space filled with color and energy. Linda paints animals of all sorts and sizes, furry and feathered. […]

Color and Pizzazz in the Animal Kingdom

September 4th, 2011

“I want the viewer to walk away having felt something.” – Linda St. Clair I recently visited the studio of artist Linda St. Clair in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What a delight! Her airy studio is a sky-lit space filled with color and energy. Linda paints animals of all sorts and sizes, furry and feathered. […]