On a trip to France in 2005, I was inspired by the agricultural landscape and sky to paint “When the Trees Leave”.  I was thinking about the threat we have become to our natural environment and remembering Rene Magritte’s floating men in bowler hats. I had always anthropomorphized elements of landscape in my work (blades…

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Art and its ability to elevate people inspire me and how I perceived 2020 felt like every day for creatives. On some level, art is life—telling a story or simply creating is our lives. As artists, we are in tune with the activity of those, both past and present, who push the envelope to the…

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Are you in or are you out? It’s a relative question and the name of this painting. When we were teenagers, being “in” meant you were part of the “in crowd”; you were popular, part of a group. In 2020, being “in” tags us all, young and old, as part of a popular group, people…

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Well, what a difference in 2020 makes… Even in the most “normal” of years, summer brings a time of reset and travel. But if the last 5 months have taught me anything it is how inherently resilient and optimistic our creative community is. This doesn’t mean that every day of remote life has been smooth…

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