Good art satisfies on several levels.  

In my body, I feel it – viscerally.

Then, over time, as I live with these objects, day to day, new ideas open up.

My aim is to make and live with visual poetry.

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My dad and uncles joined forces in the late 60’s to take on McDonald’s and Jack-in-the-Box with an extra amazing fast-food restaurant chain, The 🏆“Golden Grill”🍔 Beginning on Pacific Coast Highway, across from the Huntington Beach Pier, I remember it well - (it was way different then, more surfers than tourists)🏄swimsuits, sandy feet and a thick malt - Pure California!#ThirstyThursday
#ThankfulThursday
#ThrowBackThursday #Golden
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A lot of memories packed into this detail from the painting “Swan Song” - tree forts as a kid, climbing trees with my own kids... but especially - hiking alone in the woods, senses heightened... lost... and found. #WayBackWednesday #AWalkInTheWoods ...

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I asked Barb to marry me this day, 13 years ago. #GoodCall #Epic ...

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Time to take down the tree... or just dust it off? We’ll see how the weekend goes. #HappyEarlyChristmas #ToDoList ...

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#ThursdayThighDay already - wow, this week is really Flyin’! ...

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Drawing in the museum at the “The Last Tuesday Society” bar, in London. #TakeMeBackTuesday ...

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We are many transparent layers of experience - scars, pleasures, family history, words spoken, books read. #SelfieSunday #Travels ...

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Sometimes when we open the big roll-up doors to bring in the warm morning sun, birds fly into our home - so I climb ladders to catch them. Though very afraid, they calm right down once in hand. This one had a fierce look but was so tiny and frail under all those feathers - an almost lighter than air, flying machine. #FeatherFriday ...

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I’m guessing the 20’s will bring more change than we can imagine. #BuckleUp #GladToBeAlive #TransformationTuesday ...

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A new decade, born this week - get ready! #ModernMonday #MotivationMonday ...

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Barb and I spent the day drawing. As we wrapped it up, out of her sketchbook, fell a love-note from our grandson, Indy - that little Tyrannosaurus hand really cracks me up. #SketchbookSunday #ArtistLife #Drawing #EmergingArtist #RichLife ...

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This drawing is a time capsule for me - drawn by my sister, Varda - one Christmas, late 1960’s. I was maybe 11 years old. That straight line up the center of the drawing, was an opening between the two accordion doors of my bedroom. Since it was right off the living room, I’d drift off to sleep to the sounds of what ever my parents were watching on TV each night. The themes to “Perry Mason” and “Raw Hide” were lullabies to me.
I know each piece of furniture drawn there - (I’m sitting in that easy chair right now, as I type)!
We owned one garland of colorful glass beads - it’s there in the picture and I hung it once again, on a Christmas tree just one hour ago. Behind the curtain to the left, you’d discover my tree fort outside, with a boy’s treasures of found animal skulls and WWII surplus. Friends would spend the night there with me, camping out and listening to rock stations on a white transistor radio, with gold trim, while incense smoldered... back when the Beatles were cutting-edge and the songs could transport you to other planes. I guess without these repeated holidays, life would just speed by - no mile markers or rest stops to think back on - one hazy blur. #ThanksVarda
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Beautiful girl, Christmas lights, rain outside, Avishai Cohen trio playing inside, #AnotherGoodDayAtWork ...

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#SexySunday #TeamWork #Collaboration #ArtistLife #RichLife #MarriedToTheMuse ...

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Hey - it’s #FollowFriday! Here’s a collage portrait, made from @shadyhank posts. This guy’s an amazing artist - huge powers, heart and soul - #ArtistsToFollow ...

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I’m varnishing up this new dining table today - made with parts of downed telephone poles from our street. The top surface is wood that I used to paint watercolors on for 20 years - So, lots of history and patina... and a nice feeling of flight! #ThrowBackThursday ...

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Officially, the smallest stained glass commission I ever took on - just over 2 inches - (for a miniature castle) #TreasureTuesday #TinyTuesday ...

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With our colored lights around here - it’s always magic at night. #ArtistLife #ArtStudio #Home #MagicMonday #NightTimeIsTheRightTime #RichLife #EyeCandy ...

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Imagine landing on an alien planet - dropping through the atmosphere, stepping out for the first time after months of terrible risk getting there... meeting the inhabitants - Fear and wonder, mixed.

My ninth grandchild was born this morning - what an adventure he’s on! #WelcomeWednesday
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Sure, Life=Change, but the changes seem to get more and more surprising as we go. We’re looking at property for our next home and I never expected to find that real fireplaces would be outlawed! Fake fireplaces - LEDs, projections, natural gas... what’s even more surprising is how after a bit, you don’t hear the little fan, throwing out the electric heat... Even battery powered candles have become “romantic” to me. #NeverWouldHaveGuessed #ModernRomance #ModernMonday ...

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It’s a glistening, right-after-the-storm-day here. Hope your day is just as beautiful. #ThankfulThursday #AnotherGoodDayAtWork ...

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Facing into a rare event for this area - change of weather! The wind is kicking up, clouds have packed in, rain is on the way - no stars tonight. #BullheadCity #AZArt #TransformationTuesday #Rare #RichLife #ContemporaryArt #AnotherGoodDayAtWork ...

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#ArtMaking #ArtistAtWork #ArtAsMedicine #ArtistLife #WorksOnPaper #AnotherGoodDayAtWork #ContemporaryArt ...

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It was Barb’s birthday on Friday - and we got into all the best trouble together - hiked to waterfalls, ate lunch on a curb, went to bed by a campfire. #BarbTheBest #RichLife ...

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The best time of year has just begun at our house - perfect temperature, open doors. And it’s a good thing, we’ll spend the next two months here, packing and preparing our studio/home to sell... but first, a swim in the Lake! 💥(Anyone need a private 9600 sq foot art studio, just over an hour from Las Vegas?)💥 #BlackMountainGetaway#livinglarge #Gigantic#artistloft ...

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Just back from a month and a half, in the mountains of Utah, looking for our next home... falling in love and terribly breaking up over and over with amazing properties... and then there’s the issue of financing - What a rollercoaster!
We were fortunate to be there as The Fall colors spread across the hills - breathtaking! #Utahcalling
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Behind every good artist is a fantastic model - @aerialdancermari ...and good teachers -@AnatomyTools (I’m measuring her foot) #anothergooddayatwork ...

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Indy’s hard to keep up with - He makes more great pictures a day than me and Barb make in a week! #artlife#grandson ...

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My best girl, during “the golden hour”, trying on an ear shaped rock. #FlashbackFriday - (a few years ago) #BarbTheBest ...

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Hank and Curry offering up excess furniture to the gods of house cleaning, a couple months ago. #ThrowbackThursday #DesertLife ...

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Indy sitting with “his guys” around their, (candle), campfire - a few weeks ago - Watch out for snakes! #tinytuesday ...

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This was three weeks ago, sitting with my son Hank, both of us sketching by my mom’s bedside, after she suffered a stroke. What amazing doors she opened for me - drawing, writing, design... #thankfulthursday ...

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Almost done in California, (away from our studios) - can't wait to get back! #suitcaselife ...

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4:00am wonder - "Queen of the Night ". (They bloom around 10:00 pm, and last almost 12 hours!)... You know you married well when she joins you in the garden for this. #funwithbarb #queenofthenight ...

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