My 2020 Project: Let’s Go Deep

Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 in Journal | No Comments

This year I am taking a year-long course and mentoring program offered by Annamieka Hopps Davidson called Let’s Go Deep. The program is aimed at helping artists to create a cohesive body of work, something I have wanted to do for quite some time now. I met with Annamieka a few weeks ago to talk […]

My Word of the Year for 2020: Sustain

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019 in Journal | No Comments

A few years ago, I started a tradition of choosing a word for the coming year. I use my word as a guidepost, a reminder to focus, a compass heading. My word for 2019 was consistent. I chose this word because I was so frustrated by how inconsistent my work seemed to be. From one […]

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 […]