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The Great Studio Migration!

Tweet   Things have been happening very quickly for me lately! After diving down?Alice’s rabbit hole and following a proverbial trail of divine, gluten-free bread crumbs, what is the exciting end result? I won’t keep […]

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Complementary, My Dear Watson!

Tweet In this Still Life, what colors do you see? If you aren?t familiar with the Color Wheel, in essence, it is a system of organizing the colors of the rainbow by placing them in […]

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Art Requires Courage

Tweet My painting professor once called me fearless. I have since come to realize that this is the highest complement I have ever been paid as an artist. “I’m frightened all the time. But I […]

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Art’s Purpose

Tweet ?The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.? ? Aristotle I often engage in fruitful philosophical discussions about art with my sister, poet Julie Funderburk. […]

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No Fooling

Tweet This post?first appeared as a feature article in the?April 2016 issue of my newsletter, Off the Easel. In my painting from 1999, 0. THE LEAP OF FAITH, I depict a rich and misunderstood archetype […]

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Taking Time:?Looking at things differently

Tweet This post originally appeared as a feature article in the March 2016 issue of my newsletter, Off the Easel. ?I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could […]

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Loving the Alien: an artist?s perspective on the creative genius of David Bowie

Tweet Knowledge comes with Death?s release? I’m not a prophet or a stone-age man Just a mortal with the potential of a superman I’m living on Quicksand, Hunky Dory (1971) ? On Friday, January 8th, […]

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Ready, Set…Go! Rabbit Races Turtle

Tweet Which painting should I print next as a greeting card??Cast your vote today in the Comments section below. Turtle took the leg on the 24 hour #RabbitRacesTurtle Twitter poll, but I am accepting votes […]

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Say, One Out of Two Ain’t Bad! Tales from my recent art workshops…

Tweet Originally published in my December 2015 issue of Off the Easel …or the story of how one painting was indeed ugly, but one I rather liked.?The biggest benefits of taking those weekend workshops last […]

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It’s OK to Make Some Ugly Paintings: the Importance of Artistic Exploration

Tweet Originally published in my November 2015 issue of Off the Easel If you’ve been a?reader?for awhile, you may have noticed that I have been branching out lately by experimenting with new media and approaches. […]

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