As I was preparing to leave Florida for the last time, I revisited The Tropics Collection. I felt they weren’t finished yet, there was something to expand on there. The essence of these paintings felt a little foreign. Like a place, you may not know the language of or temperatures and humidity you’re entirely unfamiliar with.
The last time I did a real New Year’s resolution was when I was in 5th grade. I gave up drinking soda for the year, did it, and haven't drunk much soda since. As an adult, new year resolutions feel like weights being tied to my ankles and then having to do all the tasks I usually do with those w...
The big wins from this year may not have felt like wins if they weren’t achieved during a point in my life that's been filled with instability and uncertainty. I mean, that’s all this is right? Finding balance. The great ebb and flow. So maybe it’s all just a matter of perspective.
Monthly Paint Classes Are Moving to Patreon! I’ve been at this whole thing for a few years now and I’ve still not found a great way to connect with my audience in a more meaningful way. Instagram falls through the cracks time and time again, emailing blasts make me feel icky (thank you to everyon...
Wanting to give a little nod to the Blomster Collection, I brought 18k gold leaf into the mix. My first time applying real gold leaf was hilarious. I had no idea it’d float like a feather around my studio and shatter into bits if I merely breathed next to it.
This collection is of storms; coming, going, just about to break. Clouds that are in motion - moving, erupting and then dissipating again. You can see movement in every sky painted, swift winds that are taking your eye from one corner to the next, just as each day this year has swept you from one extreme to another.