Thursday, October 10, 2013


It is finally time!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

rap quotes

I am a hip hop fan. I am an art fan. Thank you Jay Shells. I stole this from a facebook posting. Love it.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the first artists that I really appreciated when I found out about him in college. I went back and forth with myself about his work, if I really enjoyed it or not. I do. His work can be very chaotic and calm at the same time. There is a nice combination of busy line work matched with larger fields of color that creates this balance.  Just a thought I am having today. Check this recent showing out at the Gagosian Gallery.

Frogmen, 1983
I was four or five when he made this. Love that aqua.

Friday, March 8, 2013

really amazing

Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again.
At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened.
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Friday, March 1, 2013


Is blogging dead or are people just busy doing other things? Maybe instagram and twitter are just as functional. Maybe even facebook, maybe. And now vine. It is so annoying to have all these accounts and keep up with them, I think that is the problem. Just a thought I had this morning. I'm going to go paint.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

abc dream

I love this illustrated book by Kim Krans. I found it at Anthropologie a few months ago and thought it was amazing. I wanted to run to the studio and start making pencil drawings. The idea is simple, a book about the alphabet. The drawings on the other hand are very clever and well executed. A for awesome.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I hope I can get this where it needs to go. Love this little painting and the reason it was made. 

Monday, February 11, 2013


Just finished, the star of southern Louisiana. One of my favorites! I should have my site updated soon with high quality photos.

Friday, February 1, 2013

if money did not matter

Yesterday was my last day of work at my full time job. Enough was enough. It is one of the biggest decisions I have ever made. I did not quit because I have found a new job. I quit to be a painter. An artist. I still have my part time bar tending gig, but 40 hours a week now belongs to me and my painting. It's pretty crazy. I am writing this now because today was to be my first studio day as my full time job. I have been so sick today that I have hardly left my bed. Coincidence?
The decision was to be happy. The decision was to work my ass off and just make enough money doing something that has become stale, or struggle as an artist and see what happens. I am going to see what happens. 
This video was sent to me via facebook about a month ago and I have watched it a million times since. It put me over the edge along with a few other little things, little things I took as signs that I need to do this. 
Thank you.

Friday, January 25, 2013


This was my most difficult yet. The painting came together very fast but did not feel complete. I went a little wild with it and had to bring it back. I really like the way it turned out.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

clay and tyler

I have been very busy......

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

studio visit

I can't believe I forgot to mention this. I am in Studio Visit magazine vol. 20! It will be out soon, next few weeks I believe. I just received my copies! I'm excited!

dixie and scout

Monday, January 21, 2013

Tioga County

I have a show up at the Tioga County Council on the Arts. I must thank Abbey for thinking of me! Thank you and congrats on the new position! It made the news.....

Sunday, January 20, 2013

master bedroom

Here it is, finally. We love it.

lights on at night

opposite view, minus switch plates and doors. my closet is room on right, Jens is right of window.

after bed was moved in the dogs took over

love the natural light during the day

day light from bathroom and little dog bed

art is finally making its was on the walls

Jens closet, could not get a good image

my little closet space, more then I had before

Friday, January 11, 2013


A month since last post? Happy new year! I am working in the studio right now. Be back soon.