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5 Things You Should Know As an Artist

As a creator, it’s relatively easy to get caught up in the details and lose track of the broader picture. It’s critical to realize that your career is a business, and there are steps you can take to secure your success. In today’s environment, having a solid internet presence is more vital than ever. Social media and your website are critical for …

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How to Paint Like a Pro: Painting Tips for Beginners

Do you want to try your hand at painting but are unsure how and where to start? You might be confused about which medium you begin with, which brush set you should use, and what items you must have to make your journey easier. Well, we have got you covered. This article has gathered the best tips to help you …

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Art Residency at Chateau Orquevaux

I’m honored to have been an artist in residence at Chateau Orquevaux from April 29-May 27 of 2022. This post will be mostly a photo diary with some small explanations of each photo. The experience itself was too vast and too deep to fully put into words. Part of the reason I’ve put off writing this blog post is because …

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A Little More

I made this series while in residence at Chateau Orquevaux in France. To see some behind the scenes of this residency experience, click here. This is the story behind the works I made there. I called this series “A Little More.” This series lives in conversation with my 2020 series “There Will Be More”.  You see, I was supposed to …

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France Residency

I am participating in a month-long residency in France for the month of May. I applied to this residency in 2019 and was accepted to their 2020 program. Due to the pandemic the residency was postponed twice. I’m excited to finally participate in the residency in May of 2022. I want to share this experience with my friends and collectors …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 – …