Life of an Artist
Imagine heading into your art studio to create works of art. You are there every day, I mean every day, with coffee in hand - in the studio with your thoughts, ideas and plans - that spark of inspiration for the next great piece of art you hope to create. Paint brushes in the sink, straight rulers on the kitchen table, artwork lined up in the hallway, staged for the next art show. Holidays, weekends and down-time are meaningless, you are an artist and your life’s work is all that matters. You were born artist and it is your purpose...
"Taiyo", In my work I strive for an artistic style characterized by details and mental associations that evoke subjective impressions rather than the recreation of objective reality. I aim to capture a momentary, sensory effect, the impression an object makes on the eye in a fleeting instant.
Looking for Landscapes in Rusty Metal
While I’m shooting I may see a hint of a landscape or cloud I plan to use later, but mostly I just shoot what looks interesting and know I will have ‘discovery’ later as I get them into the computer and see what I have. I do not change the color of an image, I just bring up the saturation and contrast and that usually reveals gorgeous color combinations and textures that I would never think of creating on my own. It’s magical and I feel a bit of alchemy as I transform an image of scrapyard castoffs to a...
Touring the brand new Hampton Inn in trendy Northwest Portland today with Art consultant Diane Kruger and Director of Sales Jessica Rippell and sculptor Joseph Rastovich. I have 10 pieces featured in the lobby for Grand Opening and beyond. The Hotel will open September 2017.
I enjoy reuniting and visiting with artist friends I have met at the festivals over the years. It is ‘hit and miss’ when you will see many of them again, as some get in the same shows you do that year and some don’t. We all share our latest “War Stories” from festivals, like the soaring heat that caused artists and customers alike to faint during one show or a flash flood running through festival grounds of another show in the SW, damaging may artists’ work from drenching rain. One year in Portland OR it rained so long and hard...