The Pseudonym a Necessary Tool

11/6/17 Did you know a number of women Abstract Expressionists resorted to changing their names to combat oppression by their male counterparts? Not an uncommon act throughout history really, but it’s always interesting to see this documented and validated in writing.   The artist I have featured here is Michael West (1908-1991). Michael West was […]

Dreams like Water Droplets

6/26/17 Notes to Myself: Dreams, like water droplets cling to the slippery, sharp edge like water droplets. Waiting to fall or evaporate into something else. Yet there they are so beautiful from the outside. Perfect in their form before they have begun to travel. Shall I go up close and look inside their shiny reflection? […]

White Slats and Winter

1/25/2017 Notes to Myself: How is it the white slats of my Adirondack Chair are glistening in the sun at the end of January? It’s beautiful but I don’t like it. Not for now! Not for January. Where is my winter? My snow? Is it among these slats of white? Or has it slipped through […]

Unexpected Events

10/21/16 Notes to Myself: I’ve had this painting for a while, it’s been sitting in my studio with some others. Waiting for direction is how I might categorize them. Where my paintings end up is part of the experience of being an artist that I continue to find enlightening. This painting which I did about […]

Aging in Strength

7/19/16 Notes to Myself: Feeling a little sad at the moment. Sometimes writing helps more than painting. My dog was diagnosed with kidney failure and lyme disease last Friday. She’s 14 and has lived a good life for the 12 years I’ve had her. I just brought her home from the vet and I think […]

It’s “Time”

1/1/16 Notes to Myself: “Time” – What is it? How would you describe “time”? Can you? Is that necessary? I woke up this morning like every other morning I’ve been graced with so far. Perhaps time and it’s markers help me notice more the moments I can so frequently take for granted without due consideration. […]