I have missed having my studio open for visitors and participating and visiting art shows. This past year has been quite an adjustment and I sometimes feel like Punxsutawney Phil peeking my head above the ground wondering if it is safe to come out. I am writing this as the sun is shining outside [...]
Last night we had a windstorm like none I had ever been through before. I have been told that winds were gusting to 65 mph where I live. Remarkably, our house came through it unscathed, considering we live next to a dense forest and have very tall trees in our yard. With everything that is [...]
I felt the need to paint even larger. I set out to buy 72" x 72" canvases.
It was an eventful 16 days...filled with rainy weather and traffic. My dear husband and Chevy (the studio assistant dachshund) took off from the Pacific Northwest two days before the Seattle Snowmageddon. It was a 1200 mile trek to Palm Springs and San Diego, in the name of Art (of course) and family. Winter is [...]
Being an artist is not only creating art, but marketing, packing, shipping, and tending to social media, among many other responsibilities. Today was photo shoot day. A wonderful photographer, Greg Roebuck, who has done some fantastic photos for Snowboarding Magazine, spent the better part of an afternoon with me and my paintings. I haven't seen [...]
I often struggle with the expectations that an artist have a body of work that is recognizably their "signature" style. Part of what I love about being an artist is the creativity to be unique and let myself explore and be free. The art world does not always favor this course of creativity...at least in [...]
In reality I am a thriving,recognized artist, living her dream. I have had plenty of acceptances, awards and applause. So don't feel sorry for me, today I received a "Dear John" letter. In the art world that means a nice rejection letter for a submission to a show. A thanks, but no-thanks. It goes with [...]