I recently went on a Haiku binge. Here’s what I wrote. I walk alone Nothing is heard A fire is lit To cross a pond Indifferent to me A path appears She speaks softly Birds take flight I am lost One who disappeared Looks another way Never speaks again Two clouds compete The sun sets No one looks My attention …

Election Year

2024 is an election year, unlike any other in our history. I urge everyone to be sure and register and then vote. Vote for truth and democracy. Vote for people who want to get things done. Vote for integrity. Vote for candidates who care about people…ALL people. If you do not vote, you do not get to complain if things …

I’m Back!!

Since the Covid 19 pandemic broke out, my attention to my work and to my blog has been minimal. Galleries were closed for much of 2020, and the market was slow. Bot now I am back, actively developing new work and reaching out to new galleries. I’m anxious to get your reactions to my work.

Summer Studio Sale

After taking some Covid down time to clean up my studio, I decided to have a summer studio sale to clear some inventory. Take a look at my web site and if there’s something you see that you can’t live without, let me know and we’ll come to an agreement on a deal. Lots of great pieces, including my latest …

Overturn Citizen’s United

Please consider sending a message to your Congressional representative urging them to support the overturning of Citizens United. Regardless of your party affiliation, this supreme court ruling is killing our democracy and placing our elections for sale to the highest bidder. https://publiccitizen.salsalabs.org/overturncucalls0/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1zvXj66hT4SHubUmpnAjhLIeiSbWSL3yxwagKJ0xvNK2AKGpWUFVFODnE

Art for Art

I wrote a poem about an artist friend of mine, who is very talented but struggles with the effort required to pursue success. I believe, while it is obviously important to obtain “success”, whatever that means, it is also, and perhaps even more important to appreciate one’s artistic creation simply for its value, and for the pleasure of the creative …

Poetry, Painting With Words

I recently published my first book of poetry, Ramblings of a Common Man. This collection is a result of over 18 months of writing a poem per day. I have always loved writing and challenged myself to write down observations, thoughts, reactions, and memories each day as they occurred to me. Poetry is another art form, almost like painting with …

Another Painting in Another Living Room

Thanks to the incredible team at Lavish (http://www.lavishraleigh.com) for selling this painting last week. Someone walked into their beautiful design studio and just had to have it for their living room. If you are in Raleigh, stop by Lavish in Sutton Square and see all their wonderful offerings and services (and maybe walk out with a John Lowe original).

European Art Magazine

The latest edition of the European online art magazine Peripheral Arteries is out, and I am proud to say my article is included (page 48). You can use the slider bar to navigate directly to it. Please share with your friends and any galleries you may know/frequent. Thanks for the support. https://issuu.com/artpress/docs/biennial.edition.vi

Live Wedding Paintings

Any of my friends out there who have weddings coming up, please consider my great artist friend Dan Nelson, who does live wedding paintings that are incredible. Learn more at https://www.weddingpaintermagic.com/ and tell Dan I sent you.