Hot + Cold

“Heat, like an article of invisible clothing, makes us want to take it off.” —The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa. It is difficult to explain my relationship with heat. As a child I lived in western Arkansas—a part of the south. I suffered from hay...

The Decision

Today was a big day for me. I formally applied to become a full time student again. If accepted (not a given) I will be attending the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. I will live in Florence for 30 weeks the first year and will study classical painting using...

The Lamp

 Since 1966, I have carried the lamp with me. It was the bench lamp at my father’s garage. I took it to college for my architecture classes and then stored it while I was in Europe from 1971 until 1977. Since 1977 the lamp has been in storage—and has moved every...

A room of my own

Every artist, I would guess, longs for his or her own space. I am no exception. Living in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico means that acquiring a “room of one’s own” can be possible financially. Today I completed the final move into my new oil painting studio...

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