Be a creative monk, know your priorities

Painting is a solitary activity.  You are really a monk of creativity.  Actually there are some similarities in being a monk and an artist.  You’re in a spiritual profession, because painting is a spiritual activity as well as a solitary one.  You must use your...

Frame-shops, moments, and courage

Sorry it’s been a while.  I have no excuses to make.  I allowed life to get in the way of my life.  I have been very busy and creative in the past month.  I have been preparing for this show for the past few weeks.  I promise to do better.  I did get new paints,...

Art is the best medication

When you are not feeling well, some people reach for that bottle of headache medicine, or even a presecription.  I’m no doctor, I’m an artist, so I only know what I know by experience.  Nature created me, so I must be a genius for writing this post,...

My next surprise art show…coming to Tucson!

“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...

Overcoming the darkness of my creative being

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.  But one thing’s for certain.  It’s dark out there.  It’s also a...