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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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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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Wildflowers, A New Whimsy Artwork

Wildflowers, A New Whimsy Artwork

I have been busy in the studio lately, playing with lots of color.  Exploration has been my main focus, but sooner or later, whimsy always returns.  In this piece, I began by layering the background with lots of vibrant pinks, oranges, and yellows. I really had no direction until I let it rest for a couple of days.  Working in this way has been very therapeutic for me.  I just let my intuition lead the way.

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