Saturday, February 11, 2017

my recent articles on Muddy Colors

Here are a couple links to my most recent articles on

Returning From Within - an article about my recent hibernation spawned by current chaos, and a thanks to all the artists out there who, by sharing their vision, are answering our call out for hope when we might feel lost.
“When the noise of the external world is muting the sound of the internal world, our intuition pays the price.”
Click here: Returning From Within - 

Hope and Experiments - a demonstration on how I created the painting, Hope, and more specifically, how to make the bubble texture.
Click here: Hope and Experiments -


Friday, January 27, 2017

new painting (mixed media) - Hope

new painting - Hope, mixed media (acrylic, ink, graphite) on paper
7x10" on 9x12" paper.

Posted today and available at the Every Day Original website

Click here for the link:
Hope -

In moments of adversity, it’s because of Hope that we rise up to meet our challenges with courage, strength, and resilience.

'Hope' - start on left, finish on right
(this painting is sold)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

new painting - Dinami

mixed media (ink and oil on paper), 5x7"
This is my last painting posted on Every Day Original for the year 2016.  It's been an amazing year on EDO!  Thanks to all!  And Happy New Year!

5x7", mixed media (ink and oil on paper)

(this painting is sold)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

new painting - Juno

new painting - Juno

mixed media (ink, gouache, acrylic) on yupo paper

art is approx. 5.5 x 8" on a 9x12" surface

posted and available on
click here for the link:
Juno -

Juno helps to remind us to stay curious, and that wandering is a wonderful means of discovery.

This painting is sold

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Describing Life's Journey and Experiences Through Art

Just got back from instructing at The Fantastic Workshop, and have a lot to post about that.. but wanted to also share my post on the Muddy Colors blog from a few days ago.
Describing Life's Journey and Experiences Through Art - A brief string of visual metaphors and expressive pictorial descriptions.
Click this link to read it on
Muddy Colors - Describing Life's Journey and Experiences Through Art

At The Fantastic Workshop, I did a presentation in which I read what's in that MC blog post, and showed a slide show behind me of the images that are in the MC blog post.  I feel like that was a really great way to present this as a whole.  But if you weren't there for that, I hope you enjoy the article!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

new painting - Anne

oil on board, 5x7"
new painting - Anne, oil on board, 5x7"

I was commissioned to do this painting, and enjoyed building layers of texture (which are difficult to photograph, and as always, the painting is better to view in person. :)  )

(this painting is sold)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

new paintings, IX9

Holding On and Letting Go, oil on canvas, 24x30"
my booth space, part of it
finished a few paintings recently in time to show at IX9.  Here are some pics of the paintings as well as my space at IX. 

Had a great time as always!
Aria, oil on board, 20x30"

Melt Back in the Wave, oil on board, 20x30"
my booth space, mostly paintings with some drawings on the right

Friday, October 28, 2016

new painting - Iris

Iris, oil on board, 5x7"
new painting - Iris, oil on board, 5x7"

I posted this yesterday on and it sold pretty quickly.  You can still view the post with more images and info here: - Iris

Iris helps to celebrate the unique and beautiful qualities that we have.

(this painting is sold)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

new small painting - Zela

new small painting - Zela, oil on wood, 5x7"

Zela is the quiet movement in the sky and the earth. 

Available at
Click here for the link to the painting on EDO:
Zela -

(this painting is sold)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

10 Things About Being An Artist Married To An Artist

Ron and I did a Q&A for Muddy Colors - 10 Things About Being An Artist Married To An Artist - We've heard that weird myth over the course of our lives: "artists shouldn't marry another artist", and I recently read a comment on FB that expressed that same notion, even saying that they advise artists not to marry other artists. I thought it would be good timing to use this as a talking point for a MC article because it happens to coincide with our anniversary. :)
Click here for the link:
Muddy Colors - 10 Things About Being An Artist Married To An Artist