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How my travels leads to the creation of new artwork

  During the month of December my husband, Warren, and I took an extended journey overseas. Southeast Asia had been on our “Bucket List” for a long time, and luckily, we work with an amazing travel agent who is an expert on travel in that region. I like to travel in small group tours and […]

Learning from teaching adult workshops

  In the last two months I had the opportunity to teach two very different workshops. One was a technique-oriented batik workshop and the other explored the Seminole Indian patch working style. Both of these experiences renewed my love of my art and also made me realize that I really like helping others create. I enjoyed […]

“Windows and Doors” at the Marco Island Historical Museum

  I was recently selected to paint three outdoor windows on the Marco Island Historical Museum as part of their series called “windows and doors”. Five different local artists were selected by the Marco Island Historical Society to create seventeen windows and three doors for the exterior of the museum. These panels will feature the […]

How photography becomes a tool for my artwork

I have always used photography as inspiration for my batik work. I find that the two mediums work very well together, complimenting and strengthening both design and execution. This came clear for me during my senior year in high school when our teacher had us create visual art campaigns by collecting pictures photographs, and magazine […]

Now showing: The 20th Century Native American Experience video

Before I returned from my trip to Tallahassee I knew I wanted to create a video of my exhibition: The 20th Century Native American Experience. I wanted to attempt to recreate the gallery experience for the viewer and to tell some of the stories behind the paintings in the show. Having twenty-five paintings in the […]

Featured Artist in Artsy Shark

Carolyn Edlund, the publisher of Artsy Shark, an online  international blog promoting artists and their works gave me an early birthday gift by publishing an article about my work on her site.   You may read  the link to this article on Artsy Shark .  I was really pleased and thrilled to see my work […]