Ochre – Color as Inspiration

If yellow represents happiness and optimism, then ochre,  (yellow with a distinctive dinginess) represents those same sentiments with a dose of healthy realism added to the mix…

A Future Foretold

If I had known what the future held in store for me I would have alternated between locking myself in the bathroom, refusing to come out and lazy complacency…

On Collecting Postcards

The request I get most often is for me to mail the card from our local post office here in Tubac, Arizona because of its reputation as an art community. I am happy to do this…

A White, Plastered Wall

“This amuses me,” I thought to myself one morning and it occurred to me that this unadorned, rather retiring backyard wall had actually become, for me, a sort of muse… 

Dracula and Nosferatu

Dracula is cloaked in dark. This is fundamental to his myth. He haunts his grounds at night, and stalks the holds of a ship; never clearly seen, or seen the same way twice, he is misinterpreted. Sunlight weakens him. An interesting element in Stoker’s novel is that while its central characters shrink from the Count…

Does It Matter What They Say about your Work?

Perhaps my compulsion (and it is a compulsion-I have tried to stop a couple of times because it impacts my daily life and responsibilities) to produce my paintings, of which over the years I have made hundreds, is a reaction to (and an escape from) the world around me where we as human beings often fail each other. I don’t know; your guess is as good as mine. (An interesting side note: The creative process is, according to Freud, an alternative to neurosis.) …