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...
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...
Taking a Look at my Work
People seem to love my work and I get a lot of positive comments, which is very rewarding to hear after being holed up, alone in the studio, working on a new body of work most of the year!
A couple of my wonderful and - interesting buyers - at Bellevue Art Festival, Bellevue, WA, 2016. They have a fabulous home in Seattle and the perfect spot for my collage titled, "Eastbound".
Art Festivals out of Town
I have been as far as Scottsdale AZ and Sausalito CA for Art Fairs. I found it to be incredibly stressful driving that far (and back) doing the long hours of the show , sometimes 10 am to 9 pm, and the amount of money spent on hotels, food and gas. I only do shows I’m juried into in Portland, Seattle and Salem now. We don’t take vacations during the year, so we consider the art festivals ‘working vacations’ and that justifies money spent on nicer hotels and fine food to pamper ourselves from all of the hard work- and...