• exhibit announcement: little by little

    image below supplied by Art Intersection for the announcement of "little by little." grateful to be included in this exhibit with an impressive list of artists. art intersection is in gilbert, ariz (metro Phoenix). this exhibition runs: october 24 - december 2, 2017. artists' reception: saturday, october 28, 6 - 8pm. hope to see you there.

    more info on the "Little by Little" exhibit here

    facebook invitation here.

  • all hail goddess athena!

    total side track: i just finished and delivered this painting for an animal companion day of the dead show.opening reception is a week from saturday, oct 7th, in tucson at arte de la vida, 37 n tucson blvd, 6-8 pm. at times i thought i was nuts working on this, but in the end it was a good experience as i still miss little athena and this was a way for me to work through some kitty grief. such a princess/goddess. this is a small detail from the 40" x  30" acrylic painting. her ancient greece style laurel of gold leaves is my favorite part of the painting. to see the whole thing you'll just have to go to galeria senita at arte de la vida!

    and now, back to my regular work. many projects already in-progress and new ideas swirling.

  • settling in

    life has calmed down considerably, and i'm enjoying scheduled time in the new painting studio. i don't have any solos or 2-3 person exhibits scheduled for this season, but that's ok. last season was busy, so i'm gonna appreciate the focused work time, and maybe have the energy/health to pursue new opportunities. already starting to schedule smaller things. this tiny piece (below) was just accepted into the "little by little" show at art intersection in the phoenix area in october. i have the next 3 group shows posted on the website on the news page.

    "untitled from 11,842 lakes series," watercolor, embroidery floss, and water from lake superior on paper, 5" x 3"

  • recuerdos de mascotas

    sometimes i need to take a break from my regular work, to enjoy where i am and the rich culture of the old pueblo (tucson). i'm going to be in this show. i lost my beloved siamese, athena, in april due to kidney disease. i miss her much but we had 12 good years together and she had a good life. i just started work on the painting that i'm doing of her for this show. on the same note, i did get a new cat last week, his name is finnegan and i just finished a painting of him. he's the perfect studio cat and a big sweetheart. will have to post a photo here of him soon. i do have several on my instagram account already.

    please mark your calendars for the opening reception on oct. 7.

  • the river is everywhere

    "'have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?' that the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future."

    -herman hesse, siddhartha

  • iridescent and earth-based mineral watercolor paints

    decided i need to post an example of how these new works shimmer and sparkle if at a certian angle and under the right light. i love that it's subtle, so it's not obvious unless you see it just so. this was a happy mistake. i stocked up on supplies prior to going to grand marais art colony, and bought one earth-based watercolor that i hadn't used before. the sample in the store didn't look sparkly but i got to the art colony and used it and suddenly everything was sparkly. normally i'm not big on sparkle, but this was beyond perfect, echoing how lake superior shimmers when the light is right. i had a few tubes of iridescent paints that i needed long ago for some specific reason and hadn't used again since, so brought those out as well. thank you gitche gumme (big-sea-water aka lake superior) for the inspiration!

  • new works in 11,842 lakes series

    i've just added four new tiny pieces in the 11,842 lake series. i've been stuck on some larger ones on paper, and it's funny how i figured out the problem by working even smaller. these are only 5" x 2.5", watercolor, embroidery floss, and water from lake superior on paper. i'm very happy with them, here's one below, and you can see all four of the new ones here. these are different than the ones i did last year, with the sewing less rigid in placement and i've used some iridescent and earth mineral watercolors so they sparkle much gitche gumee (big-sea-water or the largest freshwater lake in the world, lake superior).

  • a river runs through it

    “eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. the river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. on some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. i am haunted by waters.”
    -norman maclean