Small Wings

Here’s a story you may have heard of.   It’s about a small bird called “Small Wings”.  He was a lonely, little bird who knew nothing of the outside world due to the hidden, overprotective nurturing his upbringing was bestowed on him since...

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...

Alligator Mountains

From the urban setting of my rooftops, comes a tale about find solace in the distance. I am surrounded my the urban landscape, but in the distance lies tranquility. Green mountains and a river bathed in a grey sky very common here in Taipei. I call it Alligator...

Why retreating is good (& coming back strong is better)

  Why is my website changing again?  And what was I doing the last few weeks? a – did the “caveman” thing and retreated to my cave. b – went senile and found myself…in a thriftshop. c – quit the art life, now I’m a certified...

An experiment (I mean painting) that went right

Experiments are not meant to look good.  They are sometimes shadows of the real artwork, they are not meant for public viewing.   And just maybe they’re meant to be thrown out because after all, they’re just experiments.   But this one is special…  ...