One of the advantages I have as an artist is I’m not bogged down with a lot of formal training. I never went to art school, so I never learned the rules. Consequently I use color in a way that most trained artists would find odd. I’m not afraid to put a pink next to […]
Here’s something I’m pretty excited about, a collection inspired by the treasures (or at least they were treasures to me!) I found in my Grandmother’s attic. I love the patterning, it’s based on old wallpaper samples. And the glitter comes from a collection of antique Christmas cards she kept in an old shoe box. Funny […]
I love surprises, finding something unexpected or unusual. They keep us on our toes and stimulate the imagination. And if nothing else they’re just plain fun! One of the ways I like to create surprises in my art is with color, a splash of bright purple where you wouldn’t expect to see it… or maybe […]
Here’s something fun for fall. It’s a small art project you can do on your own…or better yet with friends! You don’t have to be a great artist, or even a good one. All you need are a few ingredients you’ll see in the video, a little patience, and maybe a touch of personal flair! […]
There’s always been a dark side to folk art. And when you think of America’s first folk artists, the early settlers facing an uncertain life in an unknown wilderness, I’d say that’s pretty understandable! They existed on the edge of civilization, in harsh conditions where life and death were daily considerations, often beyond human control. […]
I’m looking forward to my signing event this Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Ft. Belvoir Exchange at Ft. Belvoir, VA. It’ll only open to active and retired military personnel and their families so it’s a little bit different from my normal signings. But I love these military events and try to do at least one […]
The stop motion animated Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a tradition in my home. And with good reason! It first aired in 1964 and is the longest running, highest rated holiday special in television history. We try to watch it every year, and we haven’t missed many. It gets everyone in the proper […]
Don’t get me wrong, I love Summer. It’s one of my top 4 seasons of the year! But it’s now past Labor Day and it’s time to start thinking about Fall. The days are a little bit shorter, and while there’s no nip in the air just yet, everything growing seems to be riper by […]
A lot of people ask me how I got my start. Here’s a short video with the Reader’s Digest version. I should probably make up something a little bit more dramatic, with villains and monsters and maybe a laser sword of two. But until then the real story here will have to do!
My White Woodland collection is near and dear to my heart. I love the subtle color palette, it seems to compliment and emphasis the complexity of the designs. Here I am talking about new additions for this Christmas season. Take a look and let me know what you think!