What Inspires?

As an inherently creative individual, I am spiritedly inspired by the grace of nature. I enjoy, with an artist's eye, those things that swim, fly, float or blow on a breeze: dolphins and whales gliding in water, honey bees and humming birds in flight, lilies swaying after a rain, restless waves on the sea, lightening-studded …

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How Do You Choose the Best Color for Your Frame and Mat?

The aim of this blog is to answer the questions that art purchasers have over the effecrs that colors, and their coordinated uses, have on the character of a room. I have been asked to explain how to coordinate the colors of a purchased artwork, as well as its potential frame and matboard, with the …

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How Do You Prevent Damage To Your Fine Art?

Fine Art is valuable and must be properly cared for. Try to protect your art from a few of the more common sources of damage: Smoking. Smoking, from any source, will slowly darken your art over time; and the smoke is nearly impossible to remove from many art surfaces. Try not to smoke near your …

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How Do You Choose a Frame for Your Art?

The purpose of a picture frame is to tastefully draw attention to a piece of artwork. It is usually the purchaser of a painting who aquires the frame which will coordinate the artwork with the room. One of the questions I have been repeatedly asked is: "How do I choose a frame for an original …

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Art As Therapy

An artist works with concepts, memories, and emotion to evolve a meaningful creation. Art does not show only a snapshot of the moment, it brings to view the inner light captured in one's heart. When art is used as therapy, doctors work with professional artists to help stroke patients, the severely ill, and post traumatic …

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Art Is The Evidence of Possibility

Everyone loves to express themselves. Some choose words or music; those who are more visually inclined prefer colors, shapes, and forms. Some of us are creators - we are unable to be satisfied by relying on industry to provide us with every element in our lives. We must add a piece of ourselves to our …

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How do you remember your pet?

Everyone loves.  Some of us have pets; we love them, too. Dogs are the most popular pets here in the United States, but cats, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, and fish are just a few of the many animal companions that keep us company as well, and make our lives more fulfilled. Life would be less …

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