Getting back + sharing is caring.

I'm back from my trip. Currently trying to put my house back together as now a boatload of inherited things are now sitting in my studio which is also technically the living room of my tiny house. And the state of the house is also reflecting my state of mind. What do I do with... Continue Reading →

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diarrhea glitter or, thoughts on art

What do people expect from art anyway? I've been on a mental digestive tract for a few days now. Mulling over ideas, shitting them out, consuming them again and excreting them from my mental pores. I know, prosey right? Maybe I sound a bit... oh I don't know... like the stereotype of an arrogant creative... Continue Reading →

Untitled.

I'm writing this in the bath. This is where I do a lot of thinking. Water helps, in it, on it, near it. So, quite a bit has happened since the last post. My dad went into the hospital on the 16th (his 92nd birthday) and over 2 weeks declined rapidly due to several health... Continue Reading →

What is wrong with what I do?

I know, I don't normally update this often, but I have a lot on my mind... and I figure, better to tell you, five of tens of people who may actually read this, than no one at all. This is a joke (and explaining a joke is lame-o, but I'd rather you understand I'm not terribly serious), even if it's a serious one. 

The Ride

This is going to be a festive post. I'm writing about depression, naked people on bikes, and career uncertainty.  Hooray for you five of tens of readers and cue the sad sitcom music, we are gonna have a special episode today! There are a lot of things I've been trying that haven't been working when it... Continue Reading →

Some artists I dig

No images this round. Instead I'm sharing some of the artists and groups I find very interesting, in no specific order. There's more, but I think some of these you may not have heard of. Presented in no particular order.... The Group Of Seven (Canadian landscape painters from the 1920s) Especially Tom Thompson. It's all about the... Continue Reading →

I LOVE PORTRAITURE! (plus art auction stuff)

Ambrose McEvoy, Christian Schad, Meredith Frampton, Alice Neel, Max Beckmann, Sylvia Gosse, John Singer Sargent, Otto Dix, Tamara de Lempicka, Klimpt, Leonor Fini, Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo both. Etc. Etc. to get you started if you were looking for multiple visual rabbit holes today. I've been sitting with my 'reason why' I paint, and why I always gravitate to portraits. I'm... Continue Reading →

Mayday

I've been mentally exhausted by the world. With the politics and social upheavals and natural disasters (personal and global). I'm tired. What can I say... So I've been keeping my head down, face pressed to warm wet earth (well not really but I want that visual in your mind, you are welcome), and I ask... Continue Reading →

Body Politics

Ok, Update from the last post, that painting is done. 24 x 30 inches, oil on linen, and you can see it first at Dark Love V: Forbidden Love at the Vanderelli Room, 218 McDowell St, Columbus, Ohio 43215 (map). Show opening is happening during Franklinton Friday, which is this Friday (February 9th). Here's a detail... Continue Reading →

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