August Monsoon

August Monsoon

The weather has begun to warm up here in the Southwestern United States.  Hot days are ahead and it has me thinking about summer thunderstorms.  You can see them roll in from a distance; the sky goes grey and dark.  When it happens at sunset, amazing colors light up the sky.  Monsoon season is the only thing I like about our hot summers, a brief respite from the hot sun.

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Charlie Mingus is the Jackson Pollock of Jazz.

Charlie Mingus is the Jackson Pollock of Jazz.

Music.

It plays such a large part in my painting process.  Songs inspire me, rhythms keep me going, and words sneak their way onto my canvases.  Musical tunes have had a relationship in my studio since I picked up a paintbrush. But never have I thought about music and art the way I did today.  

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My New Website

My New Website

Anyway, I now needed to create a new website and there was a little voice in my head; saying do it.  That it.  It was my name.  If you search for an artist on a website, you can almost guarantee that the website will be their name.  I have never particularly been

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Inviting Autumn

Inviting Autumn

This week's Deconstructing Color palette only resulted in one finished piece.  I worked most of the week on her, pushing and pulling color.  When I first created it, it began as an abstract artwork as I simply played with the colors in the palette.  The palette was supposed to be the colors found in heirloom tomatoes, but as it turns out, those are the same colors found in autumn leaves.

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Street Art in Phoenix, Arizona

Street Art in Phoenix, Arizona

I took to the streets the other day to capture some of the amazing street art that can be found here in Phoenix.  I love street art! It is artists coming together to create something beautiful for the city.  I just recently started photographing it and I knew that I wanted to show off some of the beautiful murals we have here in Phoenix.

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