Art, TEGWAR, and Sweet Songs in the Halls of Creation

“I don’t follow any system. All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.”  —Raoul Dufy “Do what suits you…try to paint in the moment… forget everything you have learned…” –Jan van Oort The words of these two painters are near and dear to my creative heart. Dufy was a French Fauve painter … Continue reading Art, TEGWAR, and Sweet Songs in the Halls of Creation

Another Opening, Another Show!

As September winds down, and summer as well, my attention is fully on preparations for the gallery show in October.  Selections have been made, titles chosen, labels printed and postcards mailed.  In other words, I’m ready to get this show on the road. As someone who has done a turn or two on the stage, I can easily compare this first show to opening night – the … Continue reading Another Opening, Another Show!

Beginnings – What the Heart Wants

As a pre-Internet child growing up in small towns in the American west, I was not exposed to much “great” art.  There were no art galleries that I recall or art museums in these little places displaying the work of the masters. We didn’t have art classes in school beyond the occasional time spent with construction paper and crayons.  I’m guessing there must have been … Continue reading Beginnings – What the Heart Wants