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Why is Capturing the Imagination Important to me? When I envision a landscape or one of my dreamscapes, part of that vision is meant for capturing the imagination. I may want to depict a moment in time and bring truth to that moment, but a painting’s audience needs to …
Imagination! LOL..and only 47.5% Irish and English. Well, actually it said I was 99.6% European but what do they know!?! I just returned from a two week holiday and painting trek thru Ireland. It was a wonderful time and an absolutely beautiful country. Very clean and very friendly people. …
Imagination. Every brush stroke is a step toward a future that is imagined in my mind, even though I don’t know how that image will develop in the minds of the viewers. While painting, I may imagine myself sitting in the same setting with the subject of the painting, or …
Have you ever experienced the changing of the season? Recently, I went on the PleinAir Magazine Publisher’s Invitational for Fall Color Week in the Canadian Rockies. Walking through the woods to paint en plein aire became quite interesting as it began to snow that week and finding any “fall …
Wow…Summer is almost over. School has started and I can actually feel and see Fall approaching. This last week of rain and thunderstorms helped remind me of the changing seasons. Sunsets and seasons are the cycles of the earth and the cycles of life. Change, too, is a cycle of …
Last week when it was cold and windy here in Dallas, I was visiting and painting in New Mexico…Santa Fe, to be exact. I was joined by 1000 other artists at the Plein Air Convention. We painted all around the area but I ventured off to some other areas. …
Oh my gosh what a great time we had. A bucket list trip for sure! Painting in Old Havana, seeing the home of Ernest Hemingway, Cuban culture, the sights, sounds and smells were all delightful. It filled my artistic soul. I think I took about 1000 photo’s and I …
I can promise giggles and laughs; art that inspires conversation and never a DULL moment. Join me Sunday, February 25th from 2 to 4 pm. in a rare opportunity to hear the stories behind the crazy ideas of my imagination and art. …
This past Sunday, I went to the Membership Show Reception for the Visual Arts Guild Frisco…what a nice treat!  There is a lot of art this year and I must say the competition level is growing.  The curator was Robyn Parker Freehan from Gallery 8680.  Much to my surprise, …
My how time flies!  Many of you don’t know that I raise my grandson.  He is 7 years old and his name is Ashton.  He and his POPO are best buddies and you can see some of my humorous paintings about them in my Dreamscapes.  He starts the first …