Successful Event

We had a wonderful art exhibit and wine tasting last evening at Lavish Design Studio here in Raleigh. Lots of great food and wine and about 70 people stopped by to meet and greet us. Thanks to the Lavish team, Jenny and Chris Cimino, for their hospitality, and to all who graced us with their presence. The work will be …

Event Reminder

Just a reminder that I will be at Lavish (Sutton Square Shopping Center) October 10 from 6-9 PM showing my work. There will be free wine and food as well as great company, so please come by. Hope to see you there and bring a friend.

Seasons

Each season has its special attraction. For me, fall has always been my favorite. The coolness, the colors, fall festivals, wearing sweatshirts, football games, there’s something about the fall that compels people to get outside. For a painter, fall represents a color pallet of nature that is unique. To paint outside presents an opportunity to capture colors almost as they …

Self-Imposed Limitations

In Elizabeth Gilbert’s wonderful book “Big Magic”, there’s a quote “Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them.” This is so true. How many times have we limited ourselves because of some perceived inability or lack of talent? I never thought I could paint, and if I had kept to that thought, I would not be writing this …

Event Announcement

Please join me at Lavish in Raleigh in the Sutton Square shopping center on Oct 10, from 6-9 PM. This Meet the Artist night will feature some of my work, as well as the opportunity to see the amazing design resources that the Lavish team has to offer. We will be providing great wine and food, and 50% of all …

Thought For The Day

If it takes 1/2 a chicken 1/2 a day to lay 1/2 an egg, how long would it take a one-legged grasshopper to kick the seeds out of a dill pickle?

Analog v Digital

Last night I watched this wonderful documentary on Amazon called “California Typewriter”. California Typewriter It is about a Berkley typewriter repair shop and the people who are enamored with typewriters and creating documents in analog. It is extremely interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking. Kind of makes you wistful for the old days when everything was not created, stored and viewed on …

Jackson Pollock

Many people ask me how did I get started in painting. I never took lessons. I never thought I could paint (or draw). I actually never thought I wanted to. But about 13 years ago, my wife Christine developed pancreatic cancer, and I became her full-time caregiver. I had dabbled in painting briefly a few years before but decided to …

Art in the Woods

I recently visited some old friends at their lake cottage in Maine. They have a wonderful 9-acre property, much of it covered in woodlands. Warren has recently retired from his very successful business of painting lines on parking lots. Sandy, his wife, is a very creative woman, and she has filled their property with whimsical, mystical artwork. There are hanging …

A Big Blow Coming

They say we have a major hurricane named Florence headed our way. It is on a direct collision course with the Carolina coast, and expected to move inland and hover over us for days, dumping heavy rain and wind. Stores are already being overrun with people preparing for the worst. Lines are long for gas. Even the liquor store shelves …