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Me, Me, Me–From an Article in Voyage Phoenix Magazine

I've been writing a blog for a long time. Perhaps I've never properly introduced myself. Below are the answers to interview questions for an article for the online magazine Voyage Phoenix—which describe my life in the arts in a short summary... My first foray into art...

Finding the Bubble and Keeping It Inflated

Last week I was in Phoenix for several days, giving an artist talk during a reception for my show, Upstairs & Around the Corner at Balcony Gallery@London Gold in Scottsdale. Below is a photo of the talk, taken by my wonderful husband, photographer James Cowlin. After...

Juggling Everything

The life of this artist (and most artists) is a jumble of activities. In order to get my artwork out into public spaces and on the internet (in other words marketing my paintings), I spend my mornings on the computer researching and writing. An ongoing (for the past 5...

Post Show Blues Before the Show Even Opens

I have a show opening on February 10th, 2018, at the Rancho Linda Vista Gallery in Oracle, AZ. The show is up for the month of February. Here are a couple photos of the paintings before they were hung on the walls of the gallery.       A Sequence for Documenting Each...

Cohesive Exhibition or Not?

I've got a solo show coming up oh-so-soon (the month of February and to be exact the show is at Rancho Linda Vista Gallery in Oracle AZ, reception February 10th, 1pm-5pm). Having plenty of new paintings for the show isn't a problem. What to put in/not put in the...

2018 Flowers and Water Calendar!

I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting this past year both with subject matter and with painting techniques. In addition to continuing to work on my Painting Water series, I’ve created additional paintings for the newer Bloom series of whimsical flower paintings....

Experiments!

I've been doing a lot of painting experiments over the summer—having fun going out on a limb & trying new materials, new subject matter, new ways of applying paint. On that note, I took a chance and decided to create something (wasn't sure what) for Glow, a fantastic,...

A Pile-up in My Brain—What’s Next?

I've been on a roll teaching workshops here, there and everywhere since last summer. I had classes booked solid through March and finished my last one recently. April is set aside for several activities. The annual Oracle Artist Studio Tour (www.oraclestudiotour.com)...

Opening at the Casa Grande Art Museum

What a great group of people to work with at the Casa Grande Art Museum—they really created a nice opening for me with catered food, drinks, music and the publicity to draw a crowd of people to the event—what could be better? Many thanks to the friends who made the...

What Happens When An Artist Has a Solo Show?

I'm excited to have a solo show, Painting Water, opening this Friday, January 6th from 5-7pm at the Casa Grande Art Museum in Casa Grande, AZ. It'll be up through January 28th and the space is open Wednesday-Saturday from 1-4pm. I often have students ask me how to get...