“What could be more interesting, or in the end, more ecstatic, than in those rare moments when you see another person look at something you’ve made, and realize that they got it exactly, that your heart jumped to their heart with nothing in between?” – Robert Motherwell
“When you put all your soul into a work, all that is noble in you, you cannot fail to find a kindred soul who understands you…Is not that all an artist should wish for? – Camille Pissaro [John Rewald, ed., Camille Pissaro: Letters to His Son Lucien, Boston: MFA Publishing, 1958, 2002] I need […]
“Where there is inhibition, there is no pleasure.” – Camille Pissarro (Letters to His Son Lucien p. 236.) Which I take to mean: What is there to fear? Why not go for it NOW? I’ve decided to steer into the fear instead of away from it. Turns out that’s where joy is hiding.
This workshop meets every other Wednesday from 10-3 in my studio in Anderson, Indiana. 30 hours of instruction| 6 sessions Sept 10, 24 Oct 8, 22 Nov 5, 19 Regular Tuition Fee is $690.00 Almost half the spots are already taken. Full payment secures your place in the group. contact the studio by email to […]
Are you learning your personal rhythms? For me, this continues to be one of the most difficult aspects of the creative life. Nothing is static- talent, energy, optimism, ideas, hand skills… everything ebbs and flows. The flowing part is great. I love that. What about the ebbs? After a quarter century of image making, a […]
A few weeks ago in Miami I could have sneezed on a 7.5 million dollar Picasso. Not far away a large Helen Frankenthaler piece floated into view. Nearby hung some beauties by expressionist painter Joan Mitchell, neighboring several canvases by Robert Rauschenberg… Over two days in early December, Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach […]
Fifteen years after I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, it was clear that I needed a painting mentor to help me get out of a deep creative rut. So I called Tom Sgouros, an illustration professor at RISD. Tom’s warmth and kindness immediately made me feel welcome. I made a 900 mile […]