Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Purpose of Art

I’ve been re-reading books by Alan Watts, a philosopher from the 60s who helped to merge East and West philosophies and religions. One point he makes in a book called ‘Does It Matter’ is that Artists (with a capital A), … Continue reading

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The Hard Part of Art

It’s the day after Christmas and back to work. I wish I could just, go into my studio and paint, but  the hard part of being an artist is doing all the clerical and marketing work. After several years of … Continue reading

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Life is in the details.

I like to make analogies between art and life. Isn’t there a saying – ‘Life is in the details.’ I really never thought about it before. At first, one plots out the bigger courses of action in life, but it’s … Continue reading

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Let me introduce myself and my work.

I’m a mixed media artist. I use “exotic” collage paper and found material to construct an abstracted environment for my women. Part of my process is to study landscapes and still lifes, using traditional paint methods, as there is nothing … Continue reading

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The first image in the header is titled ‘Turtle Bay’, created after swimming with 400 pound turtles in Hawaii. Off hand I can’t remember the title to the second image, but I consider  psychological environments valid for exploration and this … Continue reading

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