The Moths Have Landed!

The Moths Have Landed!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019 in Journal | No Comments

When I was 28 years old, I moved to Costa Rica and became a rainforest guide at Rara Avis. At night, we would hang up a sheet and illuminate it to attract moths for the lodge guests to admire. (Afterward, we would turn the light off and the moths would wander away, unharmed.) My new […]

Recent Work: “In the Shadows (Western Tanager)”

Recent Work: “In the Shadows (Western Tanager)”

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Journal | One Comment

If you’ve been following me a while, you might remember that last fall, I was an Artist-in-Residence at The Arts Center in Corvallis. This year, I was invited to contribute a painting to their annual fundraiser, Art for the Heart. Artists were asked to create works that were 8 inches by 8 inches in size. […]

If I was a Better Artist…

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Journal | 2 Comments

Lately, I’ve had this narrative running through my head that goes something like, “If I was a better artist, I would…” Like: If I was a better artist, I’d do an illustration about watching Woodcocks displaying at sunset on the shores of Lake Erie, which we did a couple of weeks ago. Or, if I […]

Learning to Walk

Learning to Walk

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Journal | No Comments

I’ve always preferred running over walking. While I may not literally be running, I move at a hurried pace. Just watch me in the grocery store sometime as I swerve around slower shoppers and zoom up and down the aisles. I got stuff to do, people, get out of my way! My need for speed […]

My Artist’s Statement

My Artist’s Statement

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Journal | No Comments

Soon after I got my artist-in-residence gig last fall, I started preparing for our joint show. In just three months, I needed to pull together enough finished works to fill my part of the gallery and on top of that, I had to write up descriptions of each work, submit my CV, and provide an […]