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It’s a thing!

Available on Amazon.com $45  To give it a look, go here  Amazon.com
It’s official, it’s officially a print book! More specifically, …Read More »

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A little about the book

It all started with a challenge. 2 years ago I wrote a guest blog for Lori Putnam that was called …Read More »

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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Wayfinding: Creativity and the voice of the artist. July 11-15

A workshop at Lori Putnam’s cool space in Charlotte, Tn.
Whether you are a realist, impressionist, pop-surrealist or abstract artist, learning …Read More »

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Amalfi Coast, Oct 13-20, 2018

Amalfi Coast Workshop. That’s right…. Italy at it’s best.
And Italy anywhere is hard to top. A week-long painting adventure in on the Tyrrhenian …Read More »

It’s published!!! Fishing for elephants

 

It’s here! Fishing for elephants. Insights and exercises to inspire authentic creativity.  For Kindle and iBook. A new book that ain’t your average art book. It’s about creativity, finding your authentic self, getting unstuck, actual how-to stuff. People think those who are creative are just born that way, not true. It’s a skill set that can be learned just like anything else. The book is a very left-brained approach to a right-brained thing. And if you have enjoyed any of my blog posts, you’ll probably like this even more: 150 exercises, images, 11 case studies of top-notch visual communicators and painters. $24.95

One of the most interesting, genuine and unique ways to create new art is through plein air paintings. Though the fancy French term may sound complicated, quite simply, plein air paintings are created in an outdoor, natural setting. This allows the artist to truly capture the essence of their surroundings and translate it beautifully to the canvas.

It takes artists years of experience to master the techniques and nuances that make plein air paintings so aesthetically pleasing. In fact, I've been doing these paintings for over 30 years, and have just begun to fully figure everything out. The difficulty of learning the intricacies of plein air paintings is one of the major reasons that I offer workshop instruction. My goal is to teach my students all of the knowledge I’ve gained since I began my journey.

If you are interested in collecting plein air paintings, I offer a variety of fine art pieces for sale. My colorful paintings capture some of nature's most beautiful settings. They are wonderful additions to any collection, and can serve as commercial or residential décor pieces. If you have any questions about any of my paintings or workshop instruction classes, contact me today.