How to choose a Roommate

August 14th, 2011
Liza Myers Gallery, Shard Nest, Acrylic Painting

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. -Karen Kaiser Clark When you choose an art work, you are choosing a roommate, a life companion. I highly recommend that you choose carefully. Follow your heart! Art can be inspiring, soothing, stimulating, energizing. Sometimes it speaks to sorrow, sometimes to joy. Sometimes you just LIKE it […]

I am moving my Studio!!!!

August 8th, 2011
Liza in Granary Studio

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney GROAN! I am moving! But it’s the grunt work of the move that is daunting. The editing and decision making and tossing of things that once seemed indispensable! Once that’s done […]

Blast off at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 13th, 2011
Blast off at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

I can’t image anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it. Edgar Winter I do my work for the love of it. And when I am paid and someone takes it away it is always difficult, but gratifying.  It means someone loved it, and it supports the creation […]

LEAVE! GO AWAY! Get OUT OF HERE!!!

May 7th, 2011
LEAVE! GO AWAY! Get OUT OF HERE!!!

The more I want to get something done the less I call it work. Richard Bach Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle There are many quotations about how lucky a person is  when they love the job they do. I completely agree. I’ve known since childhood that making art was my […]

What is Success? Part One: Success in Teaching in the Arts

April 28th, 2011
blue ribbon

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. ~Margaret Drabble I’ve had my share of wins in my two professions: art and teaching. Artist friends are often disbelieving that I keep on teaching, and put so much time into it. Teaching colleagues don’t understand why I am driven to still do all-nighters to finish work for […]

Winston Churchill, Plein Air Painting, Dead Rats and Towed Cars

April 23rd, 2011
Winston Churchill, Plein Air Painting, Dead Rats and Towed Cars

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill Did you know that Winston Churchill was quite the painter? He was a late starter- He didn’t begin painting until he was 40- but over the next 48 years he painted more than 500 paintings. One of his works […]

Promises Kept

March 27th, 2011
Promises Kept

  Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love. -David McCullough Exploring the mysteries of the natural world through my art has become my life’s work, whether through the language of realism, abstraction or Visionary Realism. Though it can be grueling, exhausting, frustrating and demanding it is work that I love. […]

Intensity at the easel

March 9th, 2011
Intensity at the easel

  “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.” John Keats What does he mean by “all disagreeable?” I think that he is referring to that state of oblivion when you’re immersed in the creation of your art. When it’s most intense you don’t feel pain, hunger or weariness. […]

Intensity at the easel

March 9th, 2011

  “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.” John Keats What does he mean by “all disagreeable?” I think that he is referring to that state of oblivion when you’re immersed in the creation of your art. When it’s most intense you don’t feel pain, hunger or weariness. […]

Deadly Deadlines vs. Glorious Goals

March 3rd, 2011

A goal is a dream with a deadline. Napoleon Hill I am going as fast as I can,  pitched headlong towards a deadly deadline or glorious goal, however you perceive it. For me the perception changes moment to moment. But however you interpret the semantical nuance I will be hanging a show on March 14 […]