Thursday, March 18, 2010


My time here in New Mexico is winding down. As some of you know, I have been going through a divorce~ which is now complete. I will be returning to Ohio in the next few months to be closer to friends & family. Although the door may be closing on one aspect of my life here~ I want to let you all know that I intend to leave the window open for my art. In spite of the bitter~ there is a sweetness in the discovery of so many beautiful things that I will always carry with me and feel compelled to continue expressing through my work. If anything~ being removed this place may make my studies more acute?! I have shot over 20,000 images in the two years that I have been here. Even though I have more than enough reference material for this life time, I intend to make my way back as often as possible, and may one day return for good. In the mean time~ I just want to thank everyone for your kind words and for your support of my work! Muchas Gracias!

PS: Be on the lookout for a Midwestern addition to my blog...

Previously Unpublished Work

I've been away from the easel for a while attending other business~ thought I would share some paintings that I have done (but never posted)~ some old, some new.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Putting a face on a chicken

This is my entry for the High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival (Milnesand, NM)~ the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish is trying to raise awareness for this native bird (recently removed from the endangered species list). I used the contest as an excuse to do something a little outside of the box (in the form of a shadowbox)~ all constructed out of corrugated cardboard and painted with acrylic (with the addition of some yucca seed pods~ part of the birds natural habitat). I don't know if you can tell~ but I had a blast pushing the boundries of found objects (an old moving box in my garage and flora from my backyard) :>) It was a win, win, win project~ for me, the Lesser Prairie Chicken and my wall!