Being An Artist Articles

Everything is You

Everything is You

This oil painting, Everything is You, was the first major painting to sell during my show at Hughes Gallery in January. It was a struggle to paint and came to me like a dream ebbing and flowing out of my consciousness. You know, the kind of dream that comes upon...

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Golden Moments of Gratitude

Golden Moments of Gratitude

  That first kiss. The birth of a butterfly. Hearty laughter with friends Witnessing my twin's first breath. Family bonds. The intimacy of a Beloved. Pelicans gliding over breaking surf in the morning sun. The touch of delicate snowflakes falling on my tongue in...

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Sleeping Birds – Centers of Calm

Sleeping Birds – Centers of Calm

  A soft April evening breeze rustles the palms outside my window and stirs a candle flickering beside me. It burns in solidarity and remembrance for those in Ukraine, and for loved ones long gone. A distant train horn blows low and long. I trace its song back through...

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Tethered by Spirit

Tethered by Spirit

  In January, I delivered Tethered by Spirit along with 18 other paintings to Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, Florida, for my annual show. Tethered by Spirit is vaguely based on a memory of a coastal walk with my father many years ago as he entered his sixth decade. Now,...

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Shimmer and Shine, Pathway to the Divine

Shimmer and Shine, Pathway to the Divine

  Where did this year go!? I have posted nothing here since August. I have been busy painting for a show in January at Hughes Gallery. It opens on January 17, 2022. Sales at my other galleries have been active, and new paintings are on the idea board. I’ll post work...

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Mid-Coast Maine during the Pandemic

Mid-Coast Maine during the Pandemic

  A silent bird glides out of the fog that lays a gray, moist blanket over the land and obscures the cove as I write this in a house full of sleeping people. Unseen gulls cry, catbirds mew, and the coffee percolates as I process my thoughts from the past 12 days in...

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Maine and Memories and a Legacy

Maine and Memories and a Legacy

  Muted classical music floats through the studio. The morning sun polishes my coffee cup. My cat, Remey, languidly stretches on the floor at my feet. A good time to reflect as I prepare for a trip to Maine. When I was a child, I spent some nights at my grandma...

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A Flicker of Time  – Dancing Fireflies

A Flicker of Time – Dancing Fireflies

  "Even if time is just a flicker of light" - Neil Finn A Flicker of Time is a large oil painting, 36 x 48 inches available at Hughes Gallery. Many of my paintings begin life as words and memories. Word pictures alight from passages in books, overheard conversations...

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Her Grace Shimmers and Shines

Her Grace Shimmers and Shines

  Her Grace is one of seven small egg tempera paintings on my easel right now. See on Instagram. In a previous post, The Light Keepers, I asked for your earliest memory. It was heartening to read your emails and comments sharing your own memories. Thank you. Your...

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