Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Official Announcement

ArtWalk Opening May 2nd.

L'Air du Temp
40" x 60"
Oil on Canvas

First Friday Art Walk at Hidden Light, May 2nd from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

Hidden light in located at 427 South San Francisco Street in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Almost Ready

It will not come as a shock to anyone that knows me, that I routinely work up until the last moment of a deadline. So, if you are planning on coming to my opening at Hidden Light on May 2nd, please do not touch the oil paintings as I am still working on this one.

Reception is from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, May 2nd at Hidden Light, 427 S. San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, Arizona

Hope to see you there.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Each year I have the best intentions for making cards. Sometimes, season after season. This Easter was no exception.

Happy Easter!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Horse Cloth II

"Horse Cloth"
Monoprint, Chine-collĂ©, and Collage 
on Stonehenge Paper
15" x 22"

and since I liked the first result, I made another.

Horse Cloth

"Horse Cloth"
Monoprint, Chine-collĂ©, and Collage 
on Stonehenge Paper
15" x 22"

This started life as a Monoprint, but as we all know, I can't leave things alone. So after adding a small painting on canvas, ink, vintage sew patterns, I was satisfied.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Beautiful Day!

Last week I was invited to Wickenburg to go see the "Cowgirl Up" show at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. If you are not familiar with this show, in it's 9th year, and I'll fill you in a bit.

The show is an invitational, and 57 women who paint, draw, and sculpt the west were invited to presented their art this year. The Museum then provides 3 days of festivities and opportunities for collectors, patrons, and art fans to meet the artists and purchase their work. It's brilliant!

I was familiar with the show, but had never been to one. Shame on me. I had also reviewed the catalogue and was impressed by the list of very good women artist who's work I was about to see. Nothing however could have prepared me for the stunning array art I was about to see.

There are no words to convey the feeling that I had while experiencing the work. So many really good pieces of art, by women, portraying so many different aspects of the American West. Awe!

I want to thank my friend Stephen for taking me, James Burns for taking the time to show me around and talk with me about the Museum, the art, and the artist. I was a very special and beautiful day.

and I got Cheese Enchiladas! What could be better than that?

The beautiful cactus around the Museum were putting on a show of their own.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Garden Variety Friends

"Garden Variety Friends"
Oil on Canvas
34" x 56"

I am a wanderer. I am easily distracted. I also only formulate very loose plans. So, when I started this canvas I had a very vague idea of where I was heading and an even vaguer idea of where I would end up.

I hope you will join me and the amazing folks at Hidden Light, 427 South San Francisco Street, in Flagstaff on May 2nd, 6:00 pm for a showing of my paintings.

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Student Drawing
Charcoal on Paper

As an instructor, I tell my students that the assignments I am giving them are to help them learn to see and to become proficient with the media. I tell them they are making homework. Not to stifle any creativity, but to take the pressure off. To focus on learning and the experience, not the end result.

Last week I was delighted to see this emerge on one of my students drawing boards. I think it is beautiful.