Social Media “Branding” Anyone?

  Social Media anyone? Everywhere we go now we see the word “brand” or “branding”. We are told we need a presence on social media that sets us apart from the millions of people out there on social media who are also trying to sell themselves. For non-marketers, it’s a head scratcher and often a…

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How To Choose A Piece Of Art

Art can be complicated. I’m not talking about the making of art but rather the selection of a piece of art for your home. So much goes into choosing a piece of art—whether it be a drawing, a painting or a piece of sculpture. There is the cost, color, space and often a lack of…

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Do Zebras Have Purple Stripes?

My third grade teacher was perfectly clear that it was impossible as she held up my composition book with the picture of a zebra. On it I had colored in the zebra’s stripes with a vibrant purple marker. Instead of being praised for the whimsy and creativity, I was humiliated in front of a class…

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Driven To Abstraction

I talk. I argue. I stamp my feet (not literally) — well maybe occasionally. I get frustrated as hell. I fall in love (sometimes). And this is my relationship with my paintings. It makes me feel a little weird or nerdy to describe a relationship that begins with the first coat of paint—or to even…

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Thoughts On Being An Artist

There’s no doubt that when I think of myself these days I identify (career wise) more completely with my work as an artist. Becoming a painter was like coming home to a self that was always there but one that I had never made friends with. But just coming off a two week slump, I find myself…

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The Importance Of Photographing Your Art

Just a few weeks ago I was standing in front of these massive reproductions of my paintings. To say that I was awed by my own work is an understatement. They were in sizes I hadn’t yet contemplated working in but there they were—big, bold and very present. I am currently represented by an Art Resourcing Company…

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Letting Go—Painting Is All About Life

People ask me about my process all the time. Very often I will post a painting in many of it’s stages of development and it can be downright uncomfortable. Some of the pictures are by all accounts UGLY but I do it anyway. I believe that it is helpful to see the process, the progress and the enormous…

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Why Don’t You Paint Your Old Stuff Anymore?

Abstracts are the most difficult paintings I have ever done and for the past two years I have been drawn to them—almost obsessively. The odd shapes, squiggly lines and color palettes that range from lemon yellow to carbon black. I hold back a chuckle as I reveal that this “new” work isn’t always well received…

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