Each day when I rise I look towards the Eastern horizon awaiting the sun to break through the veil of night with its warming rays. I breath in deeply thankful for another day. My Eastern horizon is dominated by Mount Baker and the Coastal Mountains which provide me endless inspiration.
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”.
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.
New York, London, Rome, Budapest are some of the towns which delight me.
The drawings are strongly inspired by these cities or they show an amalgamation of any of these exisiting places. It takes between two weeks and half a year to finish each piece, altough I work on several pieces at the time.
Art can be a powerful tool. It is only in the past year I have learned to use my art making a way to transform my shame into self-acceptance. Last summer, I returned to my childhood home, an abandoned schoolhouse, to create art from the things my mother hoarded over the years and explore questions […]
Have you had a moment in your life when you found yourself standing at the edge of a fire? Feeling a pull towards a kind of transformation.
I read Albert Einstein’s definition of time and space when I was 14 years old, blown away by a few simple words; “Time is what we measure with a clock, space is what we measure with a ruler”.
As a trained musician and passionate artist I feel incredibly fortunate that I have been able to combine my two worlds. On the one hand, music provides a seemingly endless resource of inspirational content and painting is the perfect channel for my discovery therein.
I don’t have any papers or certificates that say I am good at art. I guess you would have to say that I went to the school of hard knocks. They do’t hand out degrees for that. I grew up in a little town called Lakeville, in Ohio. I bought an airbrush when I was about 13.