The Red Canoes – Sacred & Modern…

As summer approaches, I've been out tire-kicking ...or "paddle-kicking".....for a new red canoe of our own. For now, since it's still pretty cold and the rivers are high in the mountains.... I'll be content to craft them with a brush, one by one....in my studio, remembering fondly the warm lakes of the east that wait for us.

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“What’s In A Name” – Connecting with my subjects…

Working through this weekend at the easel, I'm getting further down the road in the relationship with the women in these paintings. Spending this amount of time with them in such an intimate fashion, has been very profound. I feel as though I'm coming to know them more closely and am more connected to them.

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“What’s In A Name?” :: New Series – Works In Progress

This series is based upon identity, how we identify ourselves and how others identify us within the context of different relationships. Beginning with a series of portraits of women, I will examine our identity in relationship to family, seated within the context of culture and time. I expect that I will continue this series over a period of years.

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Art Tip of The Day – Allergic to Oils? Go Nuts!

For years, one of the things that kept me back from painting with oils, was an allergy to them. The solution that I found was in M.Graham oils. Based with walnut oils, this did the trick for me! The medium is wonderful, silky smooth and the pigment quality is excellent.

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PLAY! – 8 Cool Ideas For Exercising Your Family Creativity Muscles

Creating time and space in a busy family life for creativity is important, given all the arts funding cutbacks in education and government. Here are eight cool ideas for stretching your creativity muscles with your family!

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