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Saturday, October 28, 2017



"Ideas for work are coming to me in abundance...I'm going like a painting-locomotive." - Vincent van Gogh

Dividing my time between 'studio time' and 'working the gallery time' is always a nice change of pace and adds variety to my days.  My gallery in Door County (Cappaert Contemporary Gallery) is seasonal and is open May-October which means come this time of the year my focus shifts slightly from juggling both to putting much more energy into my painting and studio time.
It's been a great year at the gallery and I am now feeling a desire to lock myself up in the studio to paint, to experiment, to explore deeper gesture marks, textures and colors.  I can feel my inner creative desires starting to boil, sort of like a pressure canner, perculating and needing to be released.
My thoughts and inner energies are shifting as this beautiful autumn season is starting to feel like winter and I am really excited for the snow to fly and the quiet of winter to be upon us.
Although I have several commissions to finish up before I can get into some serious work, I know that will be here shortly.  I look at my paints and brushes and panels and feel this draw, this pull, to start getting to work...soon they say!

What are your plans for this winter season?







Monday, October 2, 2017


"Things take the time they take. Don't worry." - Mary Oliver

I was recently asked to write an article for the IEA Magazine (International Encaustic Art) because of my involvement with  Cold Wax Medium in my artwork.  I've always enjoyed writing and am an avid journal keeper so this sounded like a fun project to me! 
I started the rough draft and decided that my 'story' was not going to be about techniques and 'how-to's' - it was going to be more about the deeper meaning of art, authenticity and soul work because that is what is important to me!  I see so many people making pretty pictures or pretty objects but it lacks deep meaning, it lacks purpose and a story.  I was reminded of this just this morning when a photographer walked in to my gallery, reading my bio/statement we talked about 'FEAR' as the subject of how it can stop you from doing things in life - like making art. 
I read a lot of Mary Oliver and recently came across her quote "Things take the time they take. Don't worry."  Stopped me in my tracks!  Yes, things will take the time they need to take so why are we rushing through life, through our days?  Why don't we just stop, breathe and take the time that life and our art take us.
And how does that relate to art?  Art takes time, it isn't so much about the technique it's about the observing, the seeing, the thoughts that go into each piece.  It's about building your life around your art, it's about watching how over the years life changes and your art changes with it - even if it is just tiny little changes.  It all takes time to evolve. So enjoy life as it passes by, enjoy your time in the studio, enjoy the moments when you are not painting and you are just 'thinking about art'.  It all evolves into one happy art filled life.  Be authentic.
                                     "Exploring Spaces"  36x48" Oil/Mixed Media on Panel





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