July 12, 2018

How is culture created? It begins with artists envisioning the invisible. Hopefully, relishing beauty, although more often than not it seems mixed with twists of depravity. Wether they know it or not, artists partner with a spiritual kingdom. We convey invisible ideals. Our art creates possibilities or reflects the celebrations or failures of a comm...

May 10, 2017

There are occasions when I complete an image and am pleasantly surprised by it. Perhaps the colors harmonize or the lighting sings and it's almost hard to believe I had a part in making it. I think, "There must be some other creative force that partnered with me in accomplishing the task." Perhaps I get surprised because all too often it's a battle....

April 12, 2017

Whenever you start a new image, a vast expanse lies before you. It's only after making those first few marks that your vision and emotions begin to have something to latch on to. Your sketch is like the trellis that gives the vine a reason to climb. When you begin painting, each stroke is like the vine finding its way higher and higher. As your pain...

April 12, 2017

Six months ago I took the plunge to give Apple Pencil a go, which meant the purchase of an iPad Pro to go with it. I had been loving the iPad experience, but frustrated over never being able to find a stylus that performed to a satisfactory level. I was half expecting to be disappointed once again.

My initial reaction illicited a sign of relief—follo...

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