Archives for December 2019

When Your Name Is Called

What is it like to win a big award at a national art show? How would you spend the prize money? What impact would an award have on your career? These questions go through my mind with each competition I enter when I finally get my piece ... Read More...

Painting Winter Landscapes

Every winter I have to remind myself that artists don’t need to be on a perfect sunny sea shore to paint a beautiful landscape painting full of light and emotion. In fact, I would argue that some of the most beautiful landscape paintings ... Read More...

Road Trip to Utah

This past September, my mother, dog and I decided to take a road trip to Utah to visit the National Parks. After 3 days of driving, we arrived in Moab on Monday night.  Our first stop, Arches National Park. Natural sandstone arches and ... Read More...

Find The Spark

"Primrose Path" by Karen Burnette Garner What motivates us to do the things we do?  For some, it is a pursuit of money, for survival to excess.  Some seek recognition, to make their presence stand out from the crowd of humanity.  For ... Read More...

Curiosity, Crumbs and a Cat

How are you feeling today? Tired? Inspired? Brave? Beaten? As a painter, are the voices in your head your piper or your punisher? Curiosity is seriously cool… “Curiosity killed the cat!” So, did curiosity actually kill the cat? Not ... Read More...