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My artistic medium is mixed media on canvas. I like the way words mix with images, and often add poems, chocolate wrappers and torn pages of books to my paintings that can be serendipitous to the viewer. If you look closely, you’ll find all kinds of surprises.
As with most creative people, the process is a dance of becoming completely overtaken by the moment and not thinking. This “flow” is where the magic lies. I am very interested and constantly exploring the process of painting and being in this flow. It is much bigger than the work itself.
I feel I’m here to spread beauty – as much as possible. With my art I hope to do this. I hope you will find a little bit as you look around my site … Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks to all who came out for our holiday art show this weekend, it was a spectacular turnout, and a warm cozy evening. Here are a few photos from this Friday's show, including metal works by Sven Krebs, photographic art by Shauna Tewksbury, and my own mixed media paintings. If you are interested in any of my paintings for holiday gifts, please contact me directly. I am offering 20% off for the month of December. For more [more]
Just got back from a restful week in South Carolina, where I started this aspen painting in my parents' garage. Their garage also serves as their art studios, as both my parents are artists. My mom paints horses, my dad paints cows. My mom uses wild, passionate brush strokes and my dad – being of engineering background, and sound mind – carefully measures out his spaces and proportions. This artist child is the exact middle of [more]
Come out for Noel Night in Ridgway! Many Ridgway businesses will be open Friday evening, December 6 for holiday cheer, including the Independence Building. Join Shauna Tewksbury, Sven Krebs & Kellie Day from 5 to 8pm for a special, one night art event at the Independence Building, Clinton Street, across from the Colorado Boy Brewery. With a history in large format photography and historical processes, Shauna Tewksbury will be [more]
Just stayed at a friend's new house, which sported a giant bath tub. As her faithful hubby headed upstairs for a mid-day bath she exclaimed "George loves to luxuriate"... (Mid day tubbies with all the goodies are not just for girls anymore) George's mid day jaunt reminded me of how much I LOVE to luxuriate – naps, baths, chocolate, martinis, and all the good stuff that goes along with it. I call this part of my "Sassy Lady" [more]
Inspired by a ski with a dear friend, we hiked to 13,000' feet in the San Juan Mountains, over Red Mountain Pass, to find a glimpse of my soul. I had been buried deep in our little valley, in life, in bills, in work, dishes, heartache. To rise above it, to see this blissful white world, shimmering, a field of endless diamonds and mountains. To be lifted into its breast, high above all the every day things that weigh.me.down. This [more]
I hope you'll enjoy perusing these colorful little canvas prints. I'm beefing up my online shop for the holidays, and making lots of fun little canvas prints of my paintings. Aspen prints, bird prints, elephant prints – you name it, all vibrant and energetic. I can make prints of anything you like, so if you don't see one of your favorites here, be sure to ask. I can also do many different sizes. The colorful, rich textures [more]
These Birds The tiny thunder of their little wings as they move together These birds Rushing onto my dying sunflowers in one winged movement At the slightest stir the entire band swoops into the sky One hundred wings Onto the long wood fence rows of them, waiting for the next opportunity to toss a seed onto my beaten down earth where no grass grows only weeds and fields of stark, glorious [more]
Just out of treeline, working so hard, the rush of the altitude, busting up into the free world where you can see forevor and it's all white. That's what's happening here, high on Wilson Peak in Telluride, Colorado. Such a stunning view as you head up the valley, or ski Telluride. I have climbed all over this massif and its sister 14,000' peak, Mt Wilson, and across the one mile ridge to El Diente Peak. My son and I gaze at it [more]
Remnants of Summer Imagine riding a bike past someone's entire summer. The visions flash before you of random people laughing and telling jokes, drunken bicycle rides home in the dark, bumpy roads, fields of sunflowers, random evenings on rooftops in front of guitars and speakers - the sun, the moon, the food, all flying by - the kids on bikes, the BMX tricks, love and pain, and intense beauty, all in one gulp. "Remnants of Summer" [more]
Sitting here Loving like this Alone again In (this) valley After that magnificent storm Of Your presence just Passed ... - hafiz [more]
Keeping it light and lovely by working on some bird prints this morning. These will turn into small canvases which will all be studies for a larger canvas. I am in the final stretch of preparing for my Telluride Art Opening at the Telluride Public Library next Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5pm to 8pm during the Telluride Art Walk! [more]