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As a young child I had a 70s style Technicolor patchwork quilt. This was my “nap” quilt in preschool but unfortunately its vibrant colors and wild patterns were so distracting I would spend the whole of naptime looking at all the shapes and colors and trying to make some sort of sense of it all. By the time naptime was over each day, I was always good and tired and ready for rest. Fast forward many years and though I no longer have a crazy quilt keeping me awake, my mind still plays this Tetris sort of game mixing and matching colors and shapes before I fall asleep each night. I imagine it is my mind’s way of clearing itself for a good night’s rest. However, the play of colors and composition are so fascinating and beautiful that I’m drawn to recreate the fluidity and feeling of these images in my waking life. My paintings in oil use abstracted organic imagery and a dynamic palette of earthy color to capture this moment between waking life and sleep.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Holiday Shopping Just Got a LITTLE Easier!

Looking for a unique gift for that special someone that has everything? Look no further! I've started a line of mini original paintings just in time for the holiday season! Most of these are priced between $50-75 and are already framed and ready to give (or hang, if YOU happen to be your own someone special!)

I will have 18 of these mini paintings available during Art Attack weekend. I predict they will go fast so come early for the best selection.

I will be posting images and pricing of each individual painting in my online gallery early next week. Be sure to come back and check them out!

Art Attack 2014
Friday, November 7th | 5-10 pm
Saturday, November 8th | 12-8 pm
Sunday, November 9th | 12-5 pm

I will also have a preview night on Thursday, November 6th during First Thursdays in the Arts District. All of my work sold that evening be discounted 10%!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tangled Up In Blue...

For better, for worse. For richer and poorer. These are wise words and perfectly describe the conflict of many who have chosen to follow their dreams and pursue a career in the arts.

One year and 5 months ago I quit my "real" job to pursue the career I've been working towards for two decades. I gave in to the ceaseless pull that has drawn me to my studio to create all these years and it was one of the best things I could have done for myself.

That said, it hasn't always been easy.

"Do what you love and the money will follow", they say. I REALLY love what I do yet it isn't as if I'm now suddenly rolling in cash as a result.

Perhaps more accurately, the saying should go, "Do what you love and a rich life will follow". A rich life, I've found, has very little to do with money.

Of course, that doesn't pay the bills. Still trying to figure that part out.

In the meantime, these ups and downs are good fodder for continued creativity. My newest painting "Tangled Up In Blue" is a nod to the ebb and flow of this life I've chosen to embrace - for richer and poorer.

"Tangled Up In Blue" | 24x36" | 2014

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