My next surprise art show…coming to Tucson!

My next surprise art show…coming to Tucson!

North America 2008-2012

“Mountain Ranges” 8x14ft mural acrylic on stucco 2008 “The Enchanted Ceremony” circa 8′ x 8′ acrylic on bus Just found out about 1 hour ago that I was accepted in the 1st Annual Great American  Muralist Competition in Tucson, AZ from Sept 30-Oct 2, 2011. This obviously is a huge deal for me on different levels.  I’ve visited Tucson several times since living in New Mexico, because I love the town, vibe and quirkiness.  Some say it’s kinda like Albuquerque.  But…

Overcoming the darkness of my creative being

North America 2008-2012

It’s midnight as I’m writing this. I just have a need to write at this hour. Maybe it’s the silence of the hour, the calm darkness that spreads across New Mexico.

The Art of the Breakup (pt. 2) – This isn’t brain salad surgery

North America 2008-2012

Josh, age 3 Last time we met here, I introduced you to “The Art of the Breakup”.  Now, I would like to follow that up with a few provoking thoughts.  As artists, we are incredibly sensitive creatures.  Life imitates art, art imitates life.  We don’t know whom imitates whom, but we carry on like the warriors we are and attack our next creative venture like a primitive neanderthal.  So with that in mind my friends, we now journey to the…

Breaking up the art way

North America 2008-2012

Is changing your art style like breaking up with an old girlfriend?  You have a certain history together.  You wine and dine, play around in a good way of course.  You know how to push each other’s buttons.  There is an array of emotion involved.  You invested your emotion daily, weekly or monthly and hope to get some kind of return from it.  And then it hits you…   You are no longer interested in this relationship.   I can…

The big bang of creativity

North America 2008-2012

  They said it couldn’t be done.  Well at least the voices in my head kept sayg “When are you just going to do a painting just for fun?”  Well here’s one of them, An oil on my sketchpad, An imaginary landscape.  Maybe a new direction, at least with a new double primary palette.  Not for another show. Not for public consumption.  Just for pleasure of the act of doing art.  The big bang of creativity perhaps?