ARTSYSHARK.com Featured Artist Article

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"In life and art, I long for the horizon. There is an invisible tether that pulls me toward the unknown, and this is reflected in the artwork that I do. Even in my purely abstract paintings, it’s always about a mythical journey of discovery. I always want to know…”

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Waning days at Brush Creek Ranch Artist Residency, WY

Just a few days left of our residency here at Brush Creek Ranch. Time stands still and whizzes by, simultaneously. This vast landscape inspires and intimidates at times, even being from Colorado. Our daily hikes have added dimension to our isolated camp, and from the high perches, there is a sense of scale and orientation, sometimes missing from the low valleys.

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The Creative Pit

I've noticed a pattern while at a month long residency, that almost without fail repeats itself. Currently I'm at the midpoint, where I feel that nothing is working, and I can't paint!

The first week is full of vim and vigor, as all the artists get to know each other, we set up our studios and get cracking. The second week builds on that momentum and the studio begins to fill up with, at least, works in process. Then the midway point happens - suddenly

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My online course about Artist Residencies is now open - join me!

All about ARTIST RESIDENCIES - how to find the right one for you,create a compelling application and become an artist in residence.  EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!

For those who are creative and love to travel, artist residencies are the Holy Grail. From Antarctica to the Arctic Circle and everywhere between, artist residencies are dedicated places for creatives to focus on their work, travel to cool places and 

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Horizons Everywhere

Something about the horizon line keeps showing up in my work out here in the wide open spaces of Wyoming. This is not the first time - the horizon is a composition I naturally gravitate to, in many ways - literally and metaphorically. There is an invisible tether that pulls, and sometimes yanks me toward the horizon, ever longing for the unknown.

This I think is partly the human condition, to be

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Artist in Residence at Brush Creek Ranch, WY

"Warning - extreme blowover danger!" The flashing signs crossing Wyoming on HWY 80 meant business. The 65mph + winds rattled and rocked my little Mini Cooper Clubman. But she held steady, helped I presume by the weight of 10 heavy panels for painting and a few hundred pounds of art supplies and other stuff. Art saves lives!

I was met by my host at the gates to this 15,000 acre luxury working cattle ranch in the

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Online painting sale day 20 until Dec. 6 SOLD

For a limited time, I am offering one painting on paper per day for a reduced price. Each painting is only on sale for 24 hrs. I will post on my blog each morning one discounted painting for sale. Check back daily and please share!

To purchase, click on the image below. I accept all major credit cards and Paypal. The painting will ship out within 3 days. First come, first served.

Online painting sale day 18 until Dec. 6 SOLD

For a limited time, I am offering one painting on paper per day for a reduced price. Each painting is only on sale for 24 hrs. I will post on my blog each morning one discounted painting for sale. Check back daily and please share!

To purchase, click on the image below. I accept all major credit cards and Paypal. The painting will ship out within 3 days. First come, first served.

 

 

 

Online painting sale day 7 - Dec. 6 SOLD

 For a limited time, I am offering one painting on paper per day for a reduced price. Each painting is only on sale for 24 hrs. This one is a solar plate etching I did at a residency at the London Print Studio back in May 2017. I will post on my blog each morning one discounted painting for sale. Check back daily and please share!

To purchase, click on the image below. I accept all major credit cards and Paypal. The painting will ship out within 3 days. First come, first served. Thanks!

 

 

printmaking residency at London Print Studio

Here is the first look at one of the photopolymer (solar plate) etchings I'm working on at the London Print Studio. I'll continue to post as they evolve.

This process involved painting on a transparent sheet of mylar, then exposing it on to a photo sensitive plate with UV light. I then washed off the emulsion to reveal a recessed intaglio surface. From there I inked up the plate with black ink, rubbed off the surface, and rolled on a few layers of turquoise ink on the face of the plate. I ran it through the press and voila - here you are!

my solo exhibition, london, england

please join me for my solo exhibition at burgh house/hampstead museum in london, england. opening reception is jan. 30, 2013, 6-8pm. see more details below: my daily wanderings around the nearby hampstead heath inspired this series of mixed media paintings. the  bones of the trees against the winter sky, the low light filtered through the groves, the cacophony of crows and ravens, all find their place through my particular altered lens.

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London Diaries

While London is not a residency for me, it is my soul home in a way, and has been ever since first coming here as a wide-eyed 20 year old art student. By some invisible tether i am drawn back here again and again, and thus I find myself living here now, testing the limits of UK immigration and soaking up the dynamic thrill of this favorite city of mine. Alas, without a studio, I am confined to one small desk, so am simply cutting, pasting and drawing in my journal pages - calling this series of collages my "London Diaries" - as they reflect…

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