Painting the Songs and Sounds of the Universe

Painting the Songs and Sounds of the Universe

Summer, my favorite season,  has arrived together  with the brilliance of our natural surroundings. All of my life, I  have gravitated towards bright colors and therefore, because of my awareness of them, colors have been around me all my life.  They have stimulated...

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April is Earth Month: Let’s Celebrate!

April is Earth Month: Let’s Celebrate!

As we celebrate EARTH DAY, let us remember to honor the potential splendor of our heritage. Let us listen to the music of  the flora and fauna of our world. Every day is Earth Day and we can, if we choose, try to preserve the precious and glorious biodiversity of our...

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How I Came to Paint a Pink City

How I Came to Paint a Pink City

I brought "Night Falls on Pink City", a fantasy city existing entirely in my imagination to life in a painting.  However, I have always been fascinated by the reason why real cities came into being and why they were built in specific locations. When it comes to real...

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Why I Use Dabs of Pink in my Art

Why I Use Dabs of Pink in my Art

Among my latest oil and oil pastel paintings that I have completed recently, you will see shades of pink. Why pink? I have an affinity for pink because I find that color to be soothing, emotive, fresh, and vibrant. It appeals to my own aesthetic sensibilities, and,...

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Creativity is Fun!

Creativity is Fun!

I am having fun with the metamorphoses of many of my original paintings into a large variety of products. The list is now long so I will name just a few: From what was born as paintings, they have now been reborn as apparel – leggings, (Capri, Yoga, and Unisex Leisure...

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About My Painting Process

About My Painting Process

I have recently completed a large range of oil and oil pastel landscape paintings, a different medium to my acrylic and ink work. I simply love experimenting with all paint mediums!  Although I’ve been painting, consistently, for about eighteen years, I have never...

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Abstract Landscapes – My New Collection

Abstract Landscapes – My New Collection

There is nothing static about creativity and certainly nothing repetitive about my ongoing exploration of my own painting processes. I love the joy of discovery when I use new materials. Hence, I do a good deal of art using different kinds of paint including mixed...

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The Offering

The Offering

In my painting, The Offering, as with much of my other art, the subject matter, the other-worldly beings, and the mood evoked, emerged as the painting developed. It’s always the same for me: I am directed as I work simply by what appears on my canvas and I follow that...

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Penguin Patter in Art & Books

Penguin Patter in Art & Books

Penguins, for me, with their human-like, upright stances and their waggish, clownish waddles, evoke creative opportunity. They are bustling invitations for my depiction and characterization. With their feathered white bellies and shiny black backs, they appear to be...

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The Elephants of My Imagination

The Elephants of My Imagination

Three species of elephants are living today: There is the largest living terrestrial animal, the African Bush Elephant with ears so big that they cover its shoulders. Then there are two smaller species of elephants - the African Forest Elephant and the Asian Elephant....

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Turquoise Sky

Turquoise Sky

There are many colors that I love. They enhance my life and I believe the lives of most other people. Yes, colors are indeed the magic trick that will make you tic - joyfully! Among the colors that I love are aquamarine and turquoise. I use both quite often in my...

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Light Blues and Dark Blues – I Like all Blues!

Light Blues and Dark Blues – I Like all Blues!

I find it great fun to create unfamiliar, make-believe landscapes. When I paint, I travel in my imagination and in one of those sojourns, I came across a lone house blending confidently with nature and the blue beyond. Blue, for me, is an inspirational color. Think of...

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Day-Not-Long-Enuffis: Finding the Time to Create

Day-Not-Long-Enuffis: Finding the Time to Create

Have you ever asked yourself if you are suffering from... Day-Not-Long-Enuffis For most creative people, finding sufficient time to create is an ongoing problem. People have become over-stimulated and overwhelmed by all the choices available. Too many options stand in...

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Surround Yourself With Bright Colors

Surround Yourself With Bright Colors

Color has been around me all my life. I have felt it and my art comes from those feeling - from my appreciation of the intensity of color and the emotionally uplifting effect their brightness radiates. So, why is it that color, my essential fuel - carbonless,...

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Take Your Hunch to Lunch – Original Art

Take Your Hunch to Lunch – Original Art

Do not hesitate when sudden inspiration comes your way. Instead, invite it in for a further internal conversation. Focus upon it as soon as you can because if you do take your hunch to lunch today, you never know, tomorrow, it might take you… It is a good idea to...

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How Differently, We All See Things!

How Differently, We All See Things!

I love the energy that comes with creating, with the making and the forming of something either completely new or of something I have never done in quite the same way before. It is always an act of discovery driven by curiosity. I also enjoy encouraging others to...

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Emerald Forest

Emerald Forest

I love green, that somewhere between yellow-and-blue color. It seems to be everywhere with its many tones, tints, and shades. It is, indeed, the color of nature, of early spring and mid and late summer. It is both soothing and energizing. Please take a look at two of...

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One Glimpse of Possibility, Leads To Many More

One Glimpse of Possibility, Leads To Many More

Our intuitions are valuable and replete with potential when we are open to them. Instinctive attractions to fleeting, intuitive moments can be the points of departure into new worlds of originality, whimsy and fantasy  - where anything can be. That is how my book,...

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