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… 

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…

All My Friends are Dead – or – Paint a Pretty Picture; then This Happens.

I purposely avoid any attempt to ‘say’ anything with my artwork. I burden the viewer with the task of interpretation (if he/she is so inclined). What surprises me is when I see something unintended and it is glaring me in the face! Sometimes this is experienced as a fleeting thought and sometimes as a visceral reaction…

Follow the Rabbit

Passions come and go but curiosity need only be nudged and encouraged a little bit each day. Follow where it leads. ..