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I was chosen to be one of six emerging artists of the world.  It was a fantastic month for May and they have extended it to June! 





Had a great show with a wonderful team.  Bill Bradfield and Ann Stanely represent my work at 266 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach at the Townley Gallery.  For any information on art, commissions or future work, please call Bill @ 949-878-1891, or stop by the gallery and ask for Ann or Bill.


It seems impossible that I have been a painter for over 40 years.  I would not have changed that for the world.  Is a matter of fact, sometimes when the world seemed to be falling apart with lifes ups and downs, I could always count on my paints and brushes to make me happy.  I remember when my children were little, and I would sell a painting, they would be crushed like I was selling one of their animals.  Eventually I learned to take the painting down after they went to sleep and wrap it up for the mail the next day.

 

Being an artist has allowed me to view life from a different perspective.  I think artists in general view the world a little differently.  We see color, shapes and negative space more intently.  Every image is an opportunity is a snapshot for a painting.  Every child, dog, tree and scene is a composition for a new creation.  Leaves look greener, the ocean is filled with layers of blues and greens.  It is a wonderful life, but it is not an easy life.  Most artist are not in it for the money, but for the shear love of the art.  For me, I have been very blessed with a pretty consistant career in selling throughout the years.  Hopefully I will have many more to come!



I love to paint!!  I have been an artist for the most part of my life.  My struggle has always been finding the time to produce quality art, make a decent living and stay fresh with my work.  It is the same struggle for every artist I have  ever met.  We are torn between creativy, technology and survival.  Many of us chose to forfiet our standard of living to do what we creativly desire.  Some of us are fortunate to make a great living at doing what we love, and having the best of both worlds.  I cannot imagine a world without art.  It's unfortunate that this is the first subject we chose to remove from our school systems.  Art and music go hand in hand, and should be mandatory subjects, not electives.   When I reach a creative plateau, I know it is because I have been operating too much on the left side of my brain.  To make the transisition back over to the right side takes energy and conscious effort.  I take a walk on the beach, listen to good music, or garden.  Anything to make the transistion.