Cosmic Exploration

I’m still here, still working! I’ve been terrible about updating my online presence, other than my (almost) daily posts to Instagram. To see a true chronicle of my studio practice, please follow me there. Between work and travel and other responsibilities, many days it’s all I can do to grab 45 minutes or so in the studio… Continue reading Cosmic Exploration

Beauty and the Beasts at the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris

First I’ll say this. I don’t love hunting and I don’t think I could ever do it myself, even if the species is overpopulated and most parts of the animal are eaten and used. It follows, then, that modern taxidermy disturbs me. Somehow it seems okay, though, and even quaint, when the stuffed animals are hundreds of years… Continue reading Beauty and the Beasts at the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris

In Love with Corvids, Part Deux

You may remember back when I was in the states this summer, I was inspired to make some drawings of ravens and crows after getting to know a family of them outside our cabin in the Hocking Hills. I have been playing around with more images of crows and a medium I haven’t experimented with… Continue reading In Love with Corvids, Part Deux

Artistic Inspiration: Corvids are Cool

Whew! It has been a busy summer. Back in Ohio at the moment. Often when I travel, I just can’t find my creative groove and my sketchbook lies forgotten at the bottom of my suitcase for the whole trip. This time has been different, though. My inspiration? A short little family camping trip in the

A Realist Painter’s Adventures in Abstraction

I’m trying all kinds of new things. I’ve been practicing printmaking for a little over a year now and I’m also starting to play with abstraction in a serious way. By serious, I don’t mean dabbling here and there, toe dipped tentatively in the water. No, I think I may be ready to go all… Continue reading A Realist Painter’s Adventures in Abstraction