Educational Art Stories

Art, Cave Diving and Snorkeling?

Art, Cave Diving and Snorkeling? Spending many eary decades ‘seeking’ like so many other Babyboomers through avenues such as vegetarianism, Ahsrams, yoga, meditation to awaken to step two  scientific priciples. Then moving into more quiet years of quatum physics with my old friend Albert Einstein, life seamed to make sense. Bending time and moving through dimensions was […]

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Come Play With Me

Come Play with Me. “Quieting the mind, drawing in, allowing are all words that I spent a lifetime in search of”. Then, when I was not monitoring my progress I found it.  Buttery rich sweeps of paint touch the canvas and explode into bursts and mists gliding with distinct focused movement.  While painting, not only […]

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Where Do The Art Ideas Come From?

Many times, in my life the spark of enthusiasm catapulted my personal art experience.  Life takes a major leap, sending me in an unknown exciting direction. The whole systematic process can be described metaphorically as climbing a stairway.  The landings are light, bright resting places. Magic happens in this position, but be warned.  Lingering too […]

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Life Is Just Peachy…or is it?

Juried into the Appleton  Museum 2016, Toast of the Arts, Ocala Florida Exhibition. Every time a piece of my art gets juried into a museum it is a humbling experience. Washed with gratitude and appreciation,  I continue to ponder the question, “How much good can I do with my art?   Can I help others […]

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Women Artists Multi-Task

Tried and true, girlfriends, sisters, moms, and daughters can have long times of separation then in a blink of an eye they are together again. Women stand strong together.  No matter who we are, what color we are, what age or persuasion, we are women first. With unity anything can be accomplished. History teaches us that […]

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Spreading Yourself Too Thin?

So why do it? As a teacher and a professional artist I wear two hats… or do I? Artists at a certain level don’t smile for photos and seem aloof. They seem to be intensely focused in one direction. This is a fallacy. They have to be multifaceted and move in many directions with their […]

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Who Am I Really? Confessions of An Artist

Who Am I Really? Confessions of an Artist I have always used art to communicate. With this in mind, my compositions double as images that tell stories. The marks of the paint brush speak my feelings about day to day events and life choices.  For me, life has morphed into three words; Sincerity, Grace and […]

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Can Art Heal?

Can Art Heal? This painting helps me remember the feeling of gratitude, during a show, when I overheard a gentleman whispered to his wife, “That painting almost makes me feel seasick.” If a painting evokes feeling or tells a story, it is a successful work of art. “In The Swim” is part of my “Fluid […]

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integrative art of family roots

Root Of Acceptances

The Artist and Muse Collaboration-Throughout history significant artists can credit a partner for support, inspiration and encouragement. Pablo Picasso, Edouard Manet, Frieda Kahlo, Dali, Modigliani are part of the extensive list.  Enter, “The Muse”. Interactive artwork, “Roots of Acceptance” a contemporary abstract expression was created as a family collaborative. Roots wrap around rocks that date […]

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Painting Hope

What Was I Thinking? “Hope” was started over 10 years ago and just finished in March 2016 when it was chosen to go to South Korea to be in the 2nd International Environmental Exhibition- Draw Environment in Art- New Human Environmental Co-Existence.  This exhibit for me is just as special as the painting because it […]

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How was this painting, “Conservatory” born?

What side of the brain does an artist use? First, I set the general intention to achieve a unique abstract environmental painting.  After weeks of meditation and quiet time, a successful result emerged. “Conservatory”, wins “Special Merit Award” out of judging from 1,073 entries, 29 countries and 41 states in the, “Light Space and Time […]

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Aggregate Rebirth

What was I thinking? Art can subtly make a humanitarian statement with color as well as form.  In the composition of this piece we draw attention to the senseless events in France and Belgium. Rebirth is possible and in most cases happens with new feelings and emotions. The physical must heal itself in order to […]

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