Male Muse Painting

Male Muse Painting

What a great start to the new year! Received notice that my pastel painting “The Writer” was selected to be featured in the February “Male Muse” issue of Poets and Artists magazine. It is a beautiful multi-interactive publication focusing on...
ARC Salon 2016 Finalist

ARC Salon 2016 Finalist

It’s been almost a year since I chose to become a full-time artist, quitting my day job and throwing caution to the winds. Today I was stunned to find out my pastel painting “The Rose Tattoo” was officially selected as a finalist in the Figurative...
Born Genius or Born Lazy?

Born Genius or Born Lazy?

To be successful, artists need to overcome the foolish notion of a “born artist” and hone their skills by practicing and studying the work of other masters in your medium. Sign up with for workshops with master artists, courses at an atelier or art school in your area. Being in a class with other artists will open up a whole new world for you, as well as getting advice from the faculty who are professional artists. It’s a valuable investment in time and money, but you will benefit greatly in being able to meet your artistic goals.

The Horror of Being an Author or Artist

The Horror of Being an Author or Artist

Being of an introverted nature, you would think that I would not wish to expose myself to all manner of slings and arrows of social criticism. But that is exactly what every creative being – author, painter, poet, musician, etc. – must do if they seek to...

Art Market vs Street Art

This video examines the art market in a critical, yet amusing way. Street art isn’t the first subculture to have an odd relationship with the art market. When the impressionists held their own exhibitions, outside of the Paris Salon, they changed the art world forever. But today’s art fairs make the Paris Salon look like a yard sale. So, in this age of market dominated art, has it become any easier for subcultures to maintain their integrity? Will street art hold its own or will history just keep on repeating? This is a thought-provoking and informative video series.

IAPS Exhibition

IAPS Exhibition

I am over the moon!! Just got word that my pastel painting “The Writer” has been accepted into the IAPS 28th Juried Exhibition to be held at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. To have my work exhibited at such a prestigious salon like the Salmagundi Club is beyond my wildest dreams.