Finished!

A lot of my work happens without any conscious decision or direction. What I mean by this, is that I do not always begin with a clear concept or idea in mind.  But rather the process begins as a doodling exercise, or in an effort to clear my thoughts and mentally change gears. As I … Continue reading Finished!

Art For Arts Sake…

I'm not a big fan of the expression Art For Arts Sake, let me explain why. Because it implies that there is no real art being created any longer. Art is progressive in its very nature. But, when the recreations of past generations of study are copied for the purpose of selling to the masses art … Continue reading Art For Arts Sake…

Illustrations of Abraham…

Recently, I've been looking through my photos of Abe our dog. He's a cairn terrier, and he just celebrated his 14th birthday. Abe has been with us since he was eight weeks old and to say that he's kept us on our toes would be an understatement. He's a master of manipulation and I'm probably … Continue reading Illustrations of Abraham…

What Do You See?

In today's world technology moves so quickly that most of us struggle to keep up with its infinite boundaries. I will argue that the connection between the artist, their canvas and media of choice is irreplaceable. I am not dismissive of the benefits and productivity that technology affords an artist. The challenge of manipulating a … Continue reading What Do You See?

Let’s Throw Some Art In…

In between emptying boxes or totes, I pulled out my iPad,and Apple Pencil. I was feeling a creative vibe and wanted to nurture it, despite all the chaos that is currently surrounding me. I mean that in the most literal sense!  Totally off subject: You know, I've purged once already when we were packing to … Continue reading Let’s Throw Some Art In…

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays Everyone! Anyone who knows me personally, knows that I am not a fan of snow, or winter time, but last year someone challenged me to do something more traditional. This was it, and I think it is wintery/christmasy! I gifted this to my mom and she puts it up during the winter. From Valerie Dowdy Art, … Continue reading Happy Holidays