I write here about life as an artist, living in the Mohave desert.

It’s been a wild ride.

Do birds judge their own singing?

It's so natural and freeing to wildly express. . Watch children at play - (humans have an added gift) - we're creators, we love to invent - it's our glory! But as they say: "with every gift comes a curse". And as an artist, I run into it every day - On the one hand...

One of those stories…

I received a call, way back, to commission a painting based on "The Woman Caught in Adultery" - one of those stories that made Jesus famous. Mmm… I told him I was interested, but couldn't take any money up front - I couldn't say where the story would take me  - (he...

Most paintings are a struggle.

Most paintings are a struggle, they rarely just happen. There's usually a point in every painting where I just throw up my hands and say: "I don't know what in the hell I'm doing!" "When I am halfway there with a painting, it can occasionally be thrilling... But it...

Why the Desert?

It's extremely hot, extremely cold, and wildly windy.It's also quiet - no one's around, and spacious like the ocean.I LOVE the extremes. They keep me unsettled and awake.  


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