Bridge Across Time

Bridge Across Time

Bridge Across Time

In 1988 I wrote: “I am attracted to petroglyphs in a deep way. They came from a time when art was an integral aspect of community, when the artist was a healer. Even though scientists are reluctant to give meaning to these symbols I think ancient artisans knew that the power of manifesting an image was to cross the bridge to spiritual nourishment.  “Bridge Across Time” was the first oil painting in a series of over 100 that depict petroglyphs. (more…)

Harmony, New Harmony

Harmony, New Harmony

Harmony, New Harmony

Sweet thoughts occur after a recent trip to America’s prettiest art town to pick up artwork from New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. It marked the end of an era, and got me reminiscing about that period and how much the town has meant to me as an artist. (more…)

Love Letters

Love Letters

For the spring I’m starting a Love Letter series, the first is Love Letters to Henry Miller, a collection of 9 collaged paintings that will be displayed here and elsewhere online.  The first picture is the complete series hanging now in the studio. As they are presented in the next blogs, for each artwork I’ve selected notes from my journal, followed by a quote from Henry Miller. (more…)

50th Year as an Artist, 2017-2018

50th Year as an Artist, 2017-2018

My 50th year as an artist comes to a close as I write the last post, about the years 2017 – 2018. It’s with a sense of accomplishment that I complete this series, reptrospective, 23 posts in all. It became a big visual resume that gives me a grounded sense of accountability to myself in regards to creative purpose. I hope it will serve to give perspective to anyone who inherits or buys my art, a real legacy, in my opinion because the images are served up with story. (more…)

50th Year as an Artist, 2014-2016

50th Year as an Artist, 2014-2016

In 2014 I created this version of my website, the grid was one of the first home page images of current art. My domain name remained the same since 1997 and from spring of 2010 until autumn 2014 I was blogging on this site. Since combining both on this version, it’s been an enjoyable art form for me. (more…)

50th Year as an Artist, 2011-2013

50th Year as an Artist, 2011-2013

Regarding the samples I chose to represent the years 2011 – 2013, I love the flow between each artwork. It validates that my instinct and intuition for creativity have common ground in shape, symbol, theme and assymetry. That connectedness suggests (more…)

50th Year as an Artist, 2009-2010

50th Year as an Artist, 2009-2010

Building a home requires so much beyond what I have in me to be adept at construction, let alone cleaning up after the wreckage. So when I found the brush that I was too tired to clean, justification came into play with one of the first of many talismans to follow. The collector who bought this treasures it and I’m happy for her, but darn, I wish I still had this! (more…)

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