My Journey in the Visual Arts: Part 10 of 10

This is a series of short posts that will piece together how I ended up in the visual arts. I don’t recall an Ah-Ha situation where I knew from a particular moment that I wanted to be an artist. It just sort of crept up on me. It has now been over 35 years sinceContinue reading “My Journey in the Visual Arts: Part 10 of 10”

New Artist Book: Kudzu – The Vine that Ate the South

I never heard of it before, which is odd since it was first introduced a the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. Now, it is all around me. Every area has its own invasive species and I knew the ones in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US. But until I saw Kudzu – a highly invasiveContinue reading “New Artist Book: Kudzu – The Vine that Ate the South”

The Potato ~ Tomato Adventure

For three years I worked on a small commercial farm in North Carolina. The main thing we farmed in the summer were tomatoes. I do not recall how many rows we planted but the rows were between 50 to 100 yards long. Let’s put it this way, there were more than one row! In addition,Continue reading “The Potato ~ Tomato Adventure”

Diversity, Friendship, Unity: New Artist Books

PLEASE NOTE: My website has move. This site will remain up as a blog with a few other information tabs at the top. You can access my new website from the top menu or here. The books I have worked on over the past few months have in common the topic of multiculturalism, but eachContinue reading “Diversity, Friendship, Unity: New Artist Books”

Food, Culture, and Assumptions

Since I have mainly lived in the same geographic area for most of my life, the cultural encounters I had with food tended to be more influenced by late 19th and early 20th century European immigrants from many countries. Upon moving to the South, I realized that since the population was historically different, many ofContinue reading “Food, Culture, and Assumptions”

When Your Artwork Finds You Again

Every once in awhile, I hear from former customers regarding work they purchased and it is always lots of fun to hear how they have lived with the work through the years.  I had such an experience last week when a customer from the early 1990s contacted me to ask if the piece he purchasedContinue reading “When Your Artwork Finds You Again”

Redoing an Unsuccessful Print

A few posts back I wrote about a print I felt was unsuccessful. I had some wonderful feedback and decided to redo the print.  The first thing I did was change the position of the girl. So unfortunately for the idea of a new working title she is no longer holding a “broken golf club”Continue reading “Redoing an Unsuccessful Print”

An Unsuccessful Print

It is important that I share my work that does not come out as planned as well as the work I am happy with. Let’s face it, for every good piece of work, artists (I know this is true for myself) make a few crappy ones.  Sometimes I just rework the same thing and otherContinue reading “An Unsuccessful Print”

New Work: Diary of a Vegetable Farmer

This is a piece I have worked on off and on since last summer.  For those of you who do not know me, I work as a vegetable farmer for a small commercial farm. The above work is an artist book consisting of four parts.  Each part folds out into a section of three pages.Continue reading “New Work: Diary of a Vegetable Farmer”