Following a stormy week the skies started to clear and the sea calmed enough to this sailor to head out of the safe harbour for the next destination. As I painted this 24×30 I thought of the old quote “Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”.
Art. That dirty little 3 letter word. What’s it about. I’m sure its different for everyone. Perhaps I will talk about what it is to me. Living in a pile of paintings. A tangled mess I do sincerely confess. Stumbling over trash and rotting cheese, my brain exuding endless streams of undigested thought debris. No […]
Many people think that when the sun goes down it’s too dark to take a picture, but that is when Light Painters are just getting started! I want to introduce you to a world of photography you might not even know existed!
The holiday season has a lot to do with light. Finding the light, seeking the light, and basking in the light of our friends, our families and the special spirituality of the season. A time for reflection, imagination and for seeing the world for more than the mundane, we often mistake it for.
In my practice, I work with a variety of subjects and mediums, loving the process as much as the product. When I want to be free to express and experiment with brushwork and colour, I often turn to simple food items and paint them from imagination.
Just how I feel after diving into a painting and emerging only after the nectar has been consumed and the painting has gained momentum. And I am almost staggering because the energy that pulls you in is intense. It falls into the category occupied by dark chocolate, sex, designer shoes etc.
Everything that sucks in life happened in 6 months….my cat died, I got a “divorce”, my step father died, ( suddenly and at a very young age ), my mother died 5 months later of a broken heart, ( they were married 30 years ) and then my other cat died.
“What I dream of is an art of balance, purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing calming influence on the mind rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.” – Henri Matisse
“All of us, women and men, are just beginning to grasp the significance of both iconography and myth, beginning to understand that they represent a history of a large part of the life force of this planet.”
– Winifred Milius Lubell 1914-2012
“What was Once a Home” is a series of drawings that documents foreclosed homes in the Chicago area.