Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Paintings in Search of a Story

Crazy as it seems, I don't know where these scenarios come from; they unfold as I paint. When I'm finished I step back back and ponder where does this story go? Is Prudence the woman in the foreground? Is she the nun? 
I'll be conducting a creative writing workshop next spring and am excited to hear what stories emerge from the wordsmiths. It's rather other-worldy and playful.

Here are more that have been hatched through my pen and brush . . . 

1. Sophie Holds Her Tongue
2. Harry Lost His Train of Thought
3. We're Out of the Meatloaf
4. Where Does the Time Go?
5. Maddie Mulls Over Her Next Move
6. Mrs. Montgomery
..oh, and I have more. Can't stop myself.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Alaska Bound

I'm thrilled to have been selected as an Alaska artist-in-residence at Ernest Gruening State Park, 24 miles north of Juneau, during September. Gruening was the governor of Alaska from 1939-1953. He wrote the manifesto for statehood in this his family's cabin. I can't wait to surround myself with his spirit and capture the environment in watercolors. Truly an honor.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Très merveilleux!

My illustration of the boardwalk in Quebec City has been published in the French Magazine "Chateau."