It is hard to know where to begin with describing Notre Dame de Paris. For me, she is a monument that sings of Paris. When I first learned of the fire as the news was breaking, I immediately thought of the artwork that filled the church. Paintings, statuary, stained glass. These works, produced from the hands and minds of artisans hundreds of years ago, are simply irreplaceable.Read More
I enjoy the rigor of a daily art practice.
Much of my artistic output is created through the practice of making daily paintings. While I can't always paint on a sustained schedule that a long-term daily painting practice requires, I can easily make a drawing.
So, on January 1, 2018, I began to make a drawing a day. I post them on Instagram.Read More
Vincent Van Gogh is one of my favorite painters because of his fervent devotion to painting, which he took up professionally when he was 27 years of age, and for his sensitivity to his subjects.Read More
I spent the past few months trying to complete this painting focusing on the original composition. Something was not working though.Read More
I am honored to announce that my painting, "Columbia River, Mount Hood" painted from the vantage point looking west near Maryhill Stonehenge is now part of the permanent collection of Maryhill Museum of Art!Read More
Gosh, what an action-packed week it has been!
Speaking of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, it is NEXT WEEK! Egads! What did I get myself into? Everything is still sinking in. It is all a bit surreal. Where is the panic button? I am still feeling calm and under control. This is a huge undertaking on my part, something I have never done before. Beginner's Mind?Read More
When I lived in New York City in 1990-91, I spent many many hours on the weekends walking from Greenwich Village to Central Park. I also took the subway trains on occasion, but walking is my thing. Walking you see more...you get a feel for the urban landscape, the people, and the amazing architecture of the city. So much history! More often or not, while walking you will see the sites and an occasional celebrity or two.
One of those celebrities was David Bowie!Read More