Judith Leyster 1609-1660

3/22/18 Judith Leyster a 17th Century painter of genre works, portraits and still life’s who had recognition in this male dominated field by the age of 19. Leyster, a Dutch painter had work that was often found to be attributed to the more famous painter Frans Hals. It’s likely that she studied under him after […]

Marjorie Acker Phillips – Painter / Collector

3/15/18 Marjorie Acker Phillips is perhaps most known as co-founder of the Phillips Collection which is an “intimate museum combined with an experiment station.” Duncan Phillips This collection is located in in Washington, D.C. and was a collaborative effort of both Marjorie and Duncan. I became aware of Acker-Phillips at an exhibit that’s currently open […]

Unraveling Beauty

8/12/16 Notes to Myself: I’m dismantling and detaching from my work with the hope of becoming more free in my creating. This inspiration is running in tandem with my journey of living. Feeling some frustration this past week as well as some grief. I found myself inspired to cut up some of my paintings. What […]

Scraping Down

11/12/15 Notes to Myself: As I posted last week, I was experiencing a lot of frustration with this plein air painting. After bringing it home and walking away from it for awhile I decided to scrape it all down. What you see here now is the result of that experience. As I scraped off the […]

The “Mess” of Creating

11/5/15 Notes to Myself: I read a blog post this week that spoke to a “mess” being part of progress. Music to my ears! I needed to hear that as my creative process has become quite messy and unpredictable in many ways. Right now I am doing a lot of experimenting with my painting. Using […]

How to BE a Tree?

10/28/15 Notes to Myself: Continuing on this week with my “painting a day”. Knowing, this is a season of change and the color will last only as long as it’s supposed to; I’ve been inspired to get out and capture what I can. I think the peak has arrived. Lots of emotions and feelings come […]

Changing Light

9/4/15 Notes to Myself: I’ve been noticing the change in the light over the past month. It seems to me to be more “cool” in nature. This always signifies for me the onset of Fall and a shift away from Summer. In tandem with that comes the reminder of back to school and the energy […]