Archives for July 2017

Successful Air Travel With Minimal Art Supplies

Fear of how to fly with art supplies, especially internationally, can prevent artists from enjoying the joy of plein air painting in wonderful places. Concerns of TSA confrontations, paint confiscation, or hefty fees for overweight luggage ... Read More...

The 2017 National OPA Convention in Cincinnati

Why Every OPA Artist Should Attend This Event If I may borrow from actor George Takei: “Oh My!” I never expected to see John Michel Carter, Kathryn Beligratis, Bill Whitaker, or Suzie Baker together in a conga line – or myself for ... Read More...

Failure and the Power of Believing.

Failure; This is a word that makes people cringe and we all try to avoid the dreaded act. Our society is built on those who succeed and those who fell short and failed. Yet failure is part of the journey to becoming a better artist. Be ... Read More...

Epiphany: on Music and Breaking the ‘Rules’​

I am a professional artist, but what some people don't know about me is that I've played piano since I was eight years old. I was classically trained all the way through college, with a major in art and a minor in music. I took all the ... Read More...