I want to welcome you to my blog. I will share my art, creative process and a little of myself with you. My life as a Artist has been interesting and full of adventures. Come along with me as we explore the world and how the artist sees it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


EVENING ON SUSITNA FLATS - 12 X 24 Oil on canvas painted Alla Prima live on Saturday 1-22-2011 at Blaine's Art Supply in Anchorage Alaska.  Blaine's is hosting Artist A Day Event the whole month of January.  A different artist each day creates their artwork in the store live, and then we donate it to be auctioned off for HELPING HANDS FOR NEPAL.  They will be auctioned off in a silent auction running through February 2011.   You can see the artwork it will be posted on Blaine's wesite: http://www.blainesart.com/

All proceeds go to Helping Hands for Nepal.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Dragon Moved - A True Story

About 3 years ago I had a booth at the Make It Alaskan Festival Show at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.  As a tradition after the show is over and we have packed up the gear, Donna and I drive over to the Mongolian Barbecue Restaurant to have dinner.  That year a very interesting event happened.

We sat in a booth close to the front window.  Donna went to the bathroom to wash up, and the waitress brought us our water glasses.   I took a drink out of mine, set the glass down, .... and watched it slide sideways across the table to the window.  Well that got my attention.  I was sure the bottom of the glass must have been wet and it hydroplaned.  So I lifted it up and checked the bottom, it was not wet at all, neither was the table.   So I picked the glass up again, moved it back in front of me and watched it slide to the window again.   Now you are thinking the table is tipped, NOPE, Donna's glass was right next to mine, it never moved.  Okay now I was feeling the hairs start to stand up in the back of my head.

Donna came back, I told her what has been happening, and she looked at me with that "Look" wives give their husbands that says "you expect me to believe that".   So I picked up the glass thinking she will never believe me if it stays put this time.  Moved the glass next to hers and sure enough it moved again all the way across the table to the window again.   Donna looks at me and says "we are moving to a different table. NOW".   I know that tone, it is not to be argued with so we moved to a different table.    After we ate and went up to the register to pay, I asked the person if they had ever had anyone comment on that booth and told her what happened.  She calmly listened and then explained what happened, " Oh that was just the Dragon moving under the earth".  Smiled and gave me my change.  

A true story BTW.