Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Signature Status Philadelphia Watercolor Society

The Philadelphia Watercolor Society just honored me with Signature Status in their Society. "Chickadees In The Garden" will be on exhibition for their 115th ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF WORKS ON PAPER September 5 - October 25, 2015 The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Reading, PA, 19601

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


I was just unpacking "Roots,"  formerly known as "End Of The Day." It was being returned from the Springfield Art Museum National Watercolor USA exhibition.  There was a very nice gloss catalog for this exhibition in the package.  On the second page there was a huge glossy photo of my work. I don't think I will ever stop being amazed at seeing my art in print like that - little me a tiny speck adrift in a huge ocean of artists having my work honored like that.  And I am always amazed when the same thing happens several times.
  • This piece was also juried into the Americas" Northwest Art Center. Minot ND exhibition. 
  • And the "Bold Expressions 2014"  National Exhibition at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.

Judge Diane Budde said this about “End of The Day” Best of Show Manito Art League, Manitowish Waters, WI.  “One of the things I most admire about painters is the ability to develop a unique language to express something deeply felt but not apparent.  In this work, the gestural marks work like calligraphy and refer to the Asian tradition and sensibility in which each touch of the hand describes a growth, a brook, and decay.  These marks perfectly pair with the subject matter, an old tree, and even though the tree isn’t represented form one point of view with the light falling on it, I feel its life cycle, its structure, its energy and its release into surrounding space.  I like how some of the lines that seem to be shed branches contain little bits of energy ready to be released.  This is a very encouraging and wise work that also displays, like a very adroit dancer, a great sense of timing, an elegance of movement, and knowing mark-making that bravely delves into the medium’s fluidity and freedom, and yet hits the mark right on every time it meets the surface. “  Judge Diane Budde, MFA, University of Wisconsin Marathon County.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Creative Muse-ings

What is is that drives a creative person?  Why is it that I don't stop, imagining, making and creating no matter what?  This blog will be about what drives me as an artist to create, why I can't stop and what I produce in my creative times.

Today during my musings, this wonderful little poem happened early this morning when I was drinking coffee and watching the sun rise.

wonderfully sun

wonderfully sun
opening the sky
fogs shadow softly
is no more

Sunday, September 6, 2015

"Fences & Ladders - The Journey"

I am currently deeply entrenched in a series of works that I am calling "Fences & Ladders - The Journey."  As with all series, I have no idea how big or long it will go.  I am working on placing the works in a solo exhibition at Gallery 210 in the winter of 2016. 

"How Do You Build A Bridge To Never Never Land?  30x40 aqueous media on paper.