ACEO – From Hobbyist to Professional Artist Part I

ACEO stands for Art Card Originals and Editions. They are kissin’ cousins of ATC’s or Art Trading Cards. Both are by definition cards of artwork measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches, the same as a standard playing card. ACEO’s originated on Ebay, and are a favorite form of art on the world’s biggest online auction site.

Change is Scary

Changes, even small changes, are difficult because the outcome is never guaranteed and our rationalizations will be working overtime to thwart our efforts. After all, we’ve made it this far being just as we are now, haven’t we? …

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…

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… 

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.) …

An Artist’s Calling Card

As an untrained artist with no accredited resume, I have found a fun (and addictive) way to introduce my art to the public.