Sunday, December 14, 2014

Humboldt Artisans Crafts & Music Festival

Well another year at the Artisans Crafts & Music Festival has come and gone. It was a great year for me. I sold several original paintings along with lots of prints and greeting cards. I got to spend some time with several friends that I don't see often and I met some new ones as well. It is a great opportunity to get out into the community and share what I love to do best. Thank you to everyone who came out to support me and thank you for all the wonderful compliments. I hope everyone has a great holiday season and I hope to see you all in the community soon.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

My brothers poem

Why I finally saw the waters heaving there
I’ll never know

Crashing against the rocky foundations
Of my soul
An old light house

Her red doors gently swinging open and closed
Flirting with me and the gentle blue breezes of her waning tide
A battered silence weeping
From the unrelenting ways of fortitude fallen
And hope’s journey betrayed

Had I known my blood would want to run
Even boil there in the fading light of her setting sun,
To flee and be free from her pain

I might not have looked her way
Away from the sanctuary of my tired sea worthy hands
And nets full of life

But my heart held like an anchor
To bearings beyond my reach
And the ship that had brought me here
Was no longer sea born
But beached

And I knew the truth of it then
Of the empty misery that does not know us all at once
Or let us sail away
But carves our faces day by day
Into beautiful masks
Into the light houses of our fate

Watched by crows too black to have eyes
Leering from the safety of flotsam fowled trees of fallen life
Jeering at us like a crab on its back dying

My hands relaxed, my nets released

And I heard the siren songs of death and love like chains
Rattle wet against my wincing ear
And kiss me dear

As if her foundations would not crumble with my embrace

Do not close your eyes on me
She said

And it came again through the briny air
And sandy sea

Do not close your eyes on me just yet

Like the whispery voice of a lover dying in my arms
Damp with salty sweat

Her sweet stench of life and death beneath the sand
Bubbled up beneath my toes
And filled my nose with the scent of sex
And dying gods

And I tried to stand but could only plead
As crows plucked grains of sand from my soul
Like ransomed jetsom
Returning to the darkness
Of an all swallowing mother

The Father of Lights sailing away
And no one yearning
To save me

Or the child of our unspeakable love

Oh how the darkness devoutly carries
And calls our crows away
Revelation by revelation

Into the infinitesimally small oblivions of our heavens never found
Into the shadows lost at the font of our crashing seas
Until the brazen sand of our soul’s life is not but reflection

And my eyes are not but thee
My unsavable love

I do not know why I saw your waters heaving there
Where I stood

Or how my soul became a light house forgotten
Anchored by my heart
To lonely nets
And empty hands
And crows

New Painting, "Blue Heron & Magnolias"

Here is my most recent painting. There are a lot of Great Blue Herons in my town, they are beautiful graceful and grand birds. I coupled them with one of my favorite flowers, magnolia. I've always wanted to plant a magnolia tree and just did recently. I hope it grows to be a large beautiful tree someday covered in magnolia blossoms.

The painting measures 18" by 18" and is acrylic on canvas. I hope you enjoy!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Foxy" new painting

Hello everyone,

There have been a lot of foxes running about my neighborhood lately and the foxgloves are also in bloom. I've always loved foxes. The species we have here in northern California are small brown foxes, but my female fox is a red fox. I love the coral color and it complements the tangerine foxgloves. Hope you enjoy!

This painting measures 12" by 16" and is for sale. It is acrylic on canvas. Please contact me at if you are interested.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

"Flight" new painting!

It has been 4 months since I've finished a painting. The reason being is that I've been painting the inside of my entire house and every spare moment has been taken up by that. Alas, I hope to get back to the fun creative painting that I love so much. Here is my new painting, "Flight" inspired by the beautiful barn owl and one of my favorite garden flowers Bee Balm.

Hope you enjoy!

This painting measures 1.5" by 22" by 28" and is acrylic on canvas. Please contact me at if you are interested in purchasing it.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

"Golden Angel", new painting

Here is the last painting in my angel series for now. I love painting portraits of women and children.

This painting is for sale. It is a 10" by 10" mixed media on canvas. If you are interested in purchasing it, please contact me.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

"Pink Angel", new painting

Here is my second angel painting. This one is called "Pink Angel". I'm loving the endless mandala possibilities.

This canvas measures 10" by 10" and is a mixed media painting on canvas. It is for sale. Contact me at if you are interested in purchasing it.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Angel paintings

This is the first painting in a new series I'm trying out.

I've always been fascinated with old medieval and Renaissance paintings of angels and the Madonna with the golden halo's behind their head. Their beautiful, peaceful and serene energy emanating from them. I've also always been drawn towards mandalas with their cyclical and mesmerizing patterns. In this series I wanted to combine these two elements.

In my mind they are my personal reflection of angels, goddesses and saints. This one is called the "blue angel". I hope you enjoy!

Please visit my website for size, price and medium. Thanks!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Humboldt Artisans Crafts & Music Festival

This was my third year back to the Humboldt Artisans Crafts & Music Festival. It's a great end of the year holiday festival with many talented artists and musicians.

For the last two years I've also displayed Poppy Apparel Designs and this year was my first year with just fine art, greeting cards and prints. I was really pleased with the turn out and hope to do the fair again next year.

My Art Booth

Fine Art Journals

wood block prints

My New Booth Sign