Friday, December 12, 2014

holiday party in Neverland always amazing! thanks-

dSantana said, "You need to be able to see the invisible to create something great."  Maybe that means it is okay to be a little bit nuts.

the dazzling environment creates joy...

the sound of joy----

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


I was writing about profound disillusionment being the status-quo of life-
I have begun a series of paintings that explore the differences between the way one sees oneself and the way others see them-
I did a painting years ago on that subject and never posted it- I'll try to upload one.

Monday, December 1, 2014

November and the new website!

I now can create my own updates for the website- so I will be having online-only specials and sales.  Please sign up to follow this website to be included in special offers.

New at the gallery- Sadly, the fall fell without much fanfare. I blame the flood- that took me away from home for five months--but hopefully winter will bring the new energy required to get the gallery up and running smoothly. ahhh- the best layed plans of mice and this woman oft go awry.

 I am now committed to weekly blog updates and paintings.  This Wednesday will be the  last day to view the show up at Creek Side Sellers in Evergreen.  With the holiday, the month went by quickly- but I hope some of you will read this and get inspired to have a glass of Colorado's best wine and enjoy the show.  There are 14 paintings in this show (still 13 available)- each a wonderful xmas gift - so check it out ASAP. I do appreciate those who took the trouble to make the drive to Evergreen, and the great feedback.

We will be open this First Friday and have hired a new salesperson- for the Inca Street gallery.  So come and welcome Joe.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


so i was thinking about dinosaurs and people and the inevitability of species extinction when I marveled at all we have created-- the love, the stuff, the gigantic systems institutions that take generations to follow along, the wars-- and think it amazing that we try at all..
Does anyone else hate it when you think of some complexity in starlight, and then suddenly recall Woody Allen and that kid (the young red-headed Woody character) who has been taken to the psychiatrist because he refuses to do homework, because, "the universe is expanding;what's the point"

Let's see there was Africa visit (worthy of another post), retirement from school, collisions with time: and in the world- the middle east, syriah, Iran, Iraq, South America and most of Africa - and there have been too many hospitals- but boat-rides down the Nile with elephants and hippos--

about to really put my heart into the art- hoping for a couple more decades! Come by the gallery- the other thought was that each of us creates a microcosum of the entire process-- what do they call that? fractals?

Saturday, February 8, 2014

I was reading that all artists border on the the edge of narcissism, and thought there is some truth in that.  This compulsion for self-expression, self-assertion; trying to make meaning, art, emotion from a thought or experience or maybe it all just begins with a feeling.  All people are narcissistic  but to believe someone should want to read what you write, or hang what you paint on their wall requires  living on edge of narcissism.  I have known several who fell over that edge and their work became boring.  This self-assertion is a natural unfolding process.
Are artists more narcissistic than any one else? probably not-But If one does not live bordering on narcissism would any artist make work that would be deep enough to resonate with anyone.

Two last paintings featured Pinocchio who I've been falling in love with.  I still feel like i am learning more about painting daily.  This is an infinite process.  I read Picasso was painting three hours before he died. I remember admiring one of Brenda Vang's paintings once and she turned and said, " I think this one I was really painting, not just coloring in the the  lines." (catch her work if you can painterly and profound) -digress; so nine years later I finish this pinocchio painting (which will be in the May show so come and see it! )and while I am painting the horse - i start painting -- adding layers with different brush srtokes-- enjoying the effects.  Every day something new; this was a good choice.