Favorite Stories Don't End
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 18:52

I will be donating a piece to "Favorite Stories Don't End", a silenct auction to benefit Todd Marrone's wife and children.

I have chosen to donate "Summer Forest." I hope that bidding is high on this piece because all of the money raised goes to Todd's family.


Needed: Something unexpected (?)
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 16:30

This is a painting that I'm currently working on in the studio. Some think that something unexpected is needed...a bit of an unexpected color or texture perhaps? What do you all think?

oh love that wilt not let me go
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 22:39

One of my favorite hymns. Originally written by George Matheson in 1882. Matheson said of the hymn: My hymn was com­posed in the manse of In­ne­lan [Ar­gyle­shire, Scot­land] on the ev­en­ing of the 6th of June, 1882, when I was 40 years of age. I was alone in the manse at that time. It was the night of my sister’s mar­ri­age, and the rest of the fam­i­ly were stay­ing over­night in Glas­gow. Some­thing hap­pened to me, which was known only to my­self, and which caused me the most se­vere men­tal suf­fer­ing. The hymn was the fruit of that suf­fer­ing. It was the quick­est bit of work I ever did in my life. I had the im­press­ion of hav­ing it dic­tat­ed to me by some in­ward voice ra­ther than of work­ing it out my­self. I am quite sure that the whole work was com­plet­ed in five min­utes, and equal­ly sure that it ne­ver re­ceived at my hands any re­touch­ing or cor­rect­ion. I have no na­tur­al gift of rhy­thm. All the other vers­es I have ever writ­ten are man­u­fact­ured ar­ti­cles; this came like a day­spring from on high.

I just came across this version done by awesome band Ascend the Hill. Click the link to check it out! 

150 Little Drawings
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 22:27

For Samantha and my wedding in April, I had the brilliant (?) idea to make 150 original small drawings. Each guest will get a drawing. It sounded like a great idea at the time, and no doubt, everyone will love receiving them..but in the meantime, I'm going crazy. What do you think of the drawings so far? I will post more as the project develops over the next weeks.

New Journal
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 12:27

Hey all -

This is the new journal section of the site. In this section, you will be able to read about what I've been thinking about in regards to art, psychology and other musings. I look forward to connecting with many of you in this venue.