View Post

New Year New Coaching sessions, meet Heather!

Happy New Year, since it’s the season of resolutions and self-betterment. I want you to meet my friend, Heather Rampolla. Heather has been one of my coaching students for five months. It has been my pleasure to get to know her, her studio practice, and to help her on her artistic journey. It’s a new year and if you are …

View Post

Book List 2022

It’s time for the annual book roundup. Here are most of the books I read in 2021, the ones I loved, the ones that entertained and the ones you can probably skip. Here’s the rundown of the rankings. A five-star book: is a must-read/life-changing. Four-stars is worth the time, enjoyable and enriching. Three stars, is overall positive, relatively unremarkable, read …

View Post

It Will Only Hurt A Little

Everything hurts. This is my first series of works on paper. Paper reminds me of skin – it’s thin. These works needed to be delicate, just like people. This series references two previous series, “The Divide” (2018) and “Gaslight” (2020). The Divide touched on themes relating to the death of loved ones and tracking our lifelines as we travel through …

View Post

Big Red

The story, the challenges, the process, and finally the prints of Big Red. Big Red Here is the story of “Big Red” 80″x138.” This painting was an exciting and challenging project from start to finish. As the largest stretched painting I have completed to-date this piece posed some unique challenges. This piece was commissioned by Latela Curatorial, for a private …

View Post

Synesthetic Bodies Collection

The first collection of 2021 came later than I wanted it to, but nonetheless, I’m so very excited to share this collection with you. Synesthetic Bodies is a deeply intimate collection that builds on two previous collections, Breathing Room and Iridescent Light. The Synesthetic Bodies Collection celebrates color for color’s sake; light for its dynamic properties, and movement for its inspiring forms – …

View Post

7 Surefire Ways to Get Over Art Block

7 Surefire ways to get over your creative art block! Whether you’re a professional or a hobbyist creative block can cripple us all. Creative block is usually caused by one of two things. Either – A. You have an overabundance of ideas and you don’t know which idea is best or where to start. OR – B. You feel as …

View Post

2021 Book List!

I’m giving you a jumpstart on your 2021 book list! Here is a wrap on all the books I read in 2020. The books I think you absolutely must read, the ones I think you can skip, and the books somewhere in between. Here are the books I read, in the order that I read them, not the order of …

View Post

Gaslight: Final Series of 2020

If you’re new here, you should know that light is a central theme in my works. I’ve based paintings and various series on light. I infuse precious metals into all my paint pigments so that even if a painting is dark it is infused with light. The intention is that it catches your eye when the sun hits the painting …

View Post

Why Make Art At All?

Why Make Art? An essay on my art making philosophy and its subsequent outworking in my business strategy. Disclaimer: The following essay is my artmaking and business strategy philosophy. In no way do I think or believe that this is the only or even the best way to be an artist. This is merely the only way I know how …

View Post

Trick or Treat

I think we can all agree that 2020 has had enough tricks for one year, so I’m here to dole out some treats… ok maybe there is a little trick too. I’m hosting a little trick or treat game giveaway. A few weeks ago I polled you guys in my Instagram stories asking for your “Unpopular Art Opinions” I loved …