In the Studio #79

In the Studio #79

There’s an adage that I’ve heard that goes something like, ‘if you want to get something done give the job to a busy person’. This is such a true statement with me lately. This last month I finished two drawings for a hospital commission, put together an application for a fellowship that seems tailor made [...]

Ephemerama #59

Ephemerama #59

October has been a very chaotic month for me on several fronts and I have to admit that I’m glad that it’s coming to a close, excepting for the fact that November promises to be more uncertain. I tend to be anxiety-prone and I believe that we often attract drama if we feel like we’re [...]

Ephemerama #56

Ephemerama #56

I’ve been pretty tired lately, going between my job and my work in the studio along with this mural project at Hindle Power for the past two weeks. I don’t seem to remember being this tired doing several jobs simultaneously when I was 34 or 24, but now that I’m knocking the door of 44 [...]

In the Studio #72

In the Studio #72

One of the things I really enjoy about painting these planets, especially at this provisional stage in the process, is seeing the works emerge from these really murky color-filled spaces and then see them get transformed into vivid depictions of celestial orbs. There's such ceremony for me fabricating the stretcher bars and panel, mixing paints, [...]

In the Studio #63

In the Studio #63

I've been busy in the studio starting a couple new pieces but, most excitedly, doing some art business; which I avoid doing because it's often tedious. Most applications for grants, awards, and art applications run through programs like SlideRoom; which fortunately cuts down on some of the hassle of filling out forms because you can [...]

In the Studio #50

In the Studio #50

Well I just finished an unexpected painting a couple days ago that sent me on a strange direction in my work. About 6 months back I received stretcher bars from a soon-to-be-departing and dear Banana-Factorian, Alison Bessesdotter. These bars sat in my studio for months taunting me until I remembered a challenge another friend, Tyrone [...]