“ May your coming year be filled with magic
and dreams... and good madness...
I hope you read some fine books and
 kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful
and don't forget to make some art...
write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. 
And I hope somewhere in the next year, 
you surprise yourself.” 
~  Neil Gaiman

Best wishes to you for an amazing 2014!


Spirit of the Season

In the spirit of the season....

An homage to all things antlered: I have assembled a special collection of deer imagery to welcome in the Holidays!  ~ Cheers!

This and image above by Scott Belcastro

Scott Belcastro

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen's antlers photographed by Martyn Thompson

Amy Hamilton

Amy Hamilton

Cassandra Smith

Darren Waterston

Tracy Boyd

Dolan Geiman 
Dolan Geiman 

Dolan Geiman  

Jordan Rodgers

Alexis Marcou

Kohei Nawa

Myeongbeom Kim

Myeongbeom Kim

Myeongbeom Kim

Sophie Devine

Source Unknown


Dark Nostalgia: A Winter's Tale Revisited

In honor of the Season...

Revisiting this solstice post:
Ah...what better way to welcome the arrival of the Winter Solstice than with an homage to the snow globe? But look closely and you will soon discover that these are not the kitschy iconic mementos from your childhood. The sugar-dusted fairytale themes of the past are replaced with the gallows humor of artist team Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz. They are the couple behind this series of dark and intriguing vignettes that draw you into their wintry world.

Happy Solstice! To learn more about the artists visit their website here.


Falling for Flakes

So lovely and inspiring...

I fell in love with these vintage photos of snowflakes taken by Wilson Bentley in the early 1900's . He perfected a process of catching flakes on black velvet in such a way that their images could be captured before they melted.  


Winter Wonders

Boston bound...

I recently sent new botanical work to the Chase Young Gallery for their Winter Group Show that opened on December 4th.  Among the new works displayed are a few of these abstracted florals.

From the Chase Young Gallery Blog....

Chase Young Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of new work by ten artists.  Hailing from all over the globe, these artists bring their own sensibility and fresh artistic vision.
From the vibrant, painterly abstractions of Bernd Haussmann to the furiously worked figures and flowers of Cynthia Packard, this show combines the highly patterned geometry of Nina Tichava with the delicate poetry of artists Tom Chambers, Katina Huston and Alicia Tormey. Objects come alive in the luminous still lifes of Micheal Zigmond and the moody interiors of Treacy Zeigler. In her small, expressive mixed media works, artist Kathryn Frund explores concepts of balance and composition. While each artist approaches the work with a unique process and goal, the works in December’s exhibition share a vigor of investigation and a luminous personal vision.

California Dreamin'....

Thrilled to announce that my work is now represented in Palm Desert by the J.Willott Gallery.  Honored to be featured among the many fine artists that this gallery represents. The works below are now on display.

Origin I - 24 x24 -  at the J.Willott Gallery

Gem Vista - 24 x 48 at the J.Willott Gallery
Gem Vista detail

Amber Vista 24 x 48 getting prepped to ship to Palm Desert.

Detail from Amber Vista


Eye on Art

Summer is wrapping up and so are some interesting art shows around Seattle. While you still have time check out these shows: Francesca Sundsten, Creatures, at the Grover /Thurston Gallery  and Lindsay Pichaske at the Foster/White Gallery

Francesca Sundsten - Falconer - oil on linen - 44 x 48  - 2013

The Falconer is one of my favorite pieces in the Creatures show. I am intrigued by the look of curiosity on the face of the falcon in her hands. This show closes August 24th.

Gallery co-owner Susan Grover and artist 
Francesca Sundsten with  Falconer on opening night. 

Gallery installation views....

Francesca Sundsten - Symbiosis - Oil on panel - 30 x 24 - 2013

Symbiosis is my other favorite pieces in the show. I am drawn towards the women with birds it would seem. 

Francesca Sundsten - Beak - Oil on panel - 24 x 20 - 2013

Francesca Sundsten - Skin - Oil on panel - 24 x 20 - 2013

While I'm on the subject of creatures...here is another artist worth checking out: Lindsay Pichaske at the Foster White Gallery 

Lindsay Pichaske - The Long Thaw - Ceramic - 34 x 25 x 9 inches - 2013

The piece pictured above is ceramic covered in silk flower petals and the image below is also ceramic with hair-like filament. Both fascinating pieces in person. 

Lindsay Pichaske - Ghost of Snow - Ceramic - 19 x 13 x 17 inches

So much innovative art to see and too much to fit into one blog posting. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and see some great art too!