I have always been drawn to the forest. Growing up, there were no proper forests in walking distance, but there was a ramshackle wood of trees and weeds that had sprung up behind my apartment building. Intermixed within this wood were clinging grapevines, a stream of gutter runoff, the stump of a once proud elm, (which you could climb down into) and various maple and honey locust trees. Trees have always held a special place in my paintings. More and more I’ve found myself dr
"Wonder may be found in the smallest of things, the most odd of places, or the most ordinary.” Hello, to all my followers new and old.
June has been a wonderfully busy month.
Art Fairs. I invite you to visit me at the Snake Alley art fair. This year is the 50th anniversary and the art center has lots of extra fun things planned. There will be a new layout to keep most of the fair in the shade, because as you know, June in Iowa is HOT! I will have a new booth location on Col
This month I’m very excited to share an interview with fellow Iowa artist, Alaine Geeding. I met Alaine a few years ago and I first saw her work at the Snake Alley art Fair. Her glass jewelry is truly unique and I have been enchanted with it ever since. I’d like to start with learning more about you Alaine. Could you tell me a bit about yourself. I am from Mt Pleasant, Iowa and am 29 years old. I graduated from DePauw University with a degree in Vocal Performance with an emph
Every day we make choices, and are presented with opportunities, some small, some big, but none of them inconsequential. I firmly believe that it is our everyday actions that form the kind of lives and people we become. We are what we repeatedly do. Be Bold These are the words I choose to inspire my 2017. Now, I have been cruising along in my little creative routine for a few years now. I dream up paintings, I create them. I work on building connections with others by attendi
Time. I've been thinking about time a lot. Because of the birth of my son I now find my self with much less of time to dedicate to painting. And when my paintings usually take up to two weeks to complete, that time crunch can create a bit of a problem. I find myself struggling to find time in the studio and dreaming of paintings that could be. Right now, creating deeply layered and detailed paintings, that need to dry between steps isn't possible. My hours of paint time are s