Chaco Canyon

I recently took a camping trip with some friends to Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. It’s the most amazing historic site, containing Native American ruins that are over a thousand years old. The ancient Pueblo People created buildings out of sandstone blocks, that are believed to have mainly been used for ceremonial purposes. The people…

Exhibition

Recently I entered three pieces in an exhibition at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs. The theme was “Motifs” and “Patterns”, a very good fit for my art. All three of my giclees were florals in repeat, inspired by my travels to Portugal and to Taos, New Mexico. A gentleman who spends…

Traveling and Creating

This year I have been lucky enough to spend some time traveling. From Portugal to New Mexico, and the mountains of Colorado. All along, I have been taking photos and jotting down ideas, either to use in my garden, or my licensing collections. After spending months working on my property, I realized how much I…

Art Journaling

Happy New Year! I have embarked on a journaling project, graciously led by artist Lisa Sonora. Creative individuals from all over the world are responding to daily prompts for thirty days; the questions are meant to increase one’s awareness of the expressive process. I’m really enjoying the journey and hope to gain some insight into…

Creating new work

It’s been a while since I have posted an update. My foundation repairs on the house and studio have been taking up a lot of time. I have however created a number of new collections that are ready for licensing.¬† It’s been fun working in a brighter palette as on my last trip to the…

Tuscany Collection

What inspires us as artists? Different things for different personalities. I just took a trip to Tuscany with some friends where we rented a gorgeous villa in the hills above Cortona. I am starting to formulate a collection or possibly several collections based on the huge amount of visual inspiration that the region offered. We…

Art Licensing

There are five things that I do on a ¬†regular basis while working on my art licensing business. Some of these may be of help to artists considering entering this interesting line of work. 1. Research companies; I do this at trade shows, online, and look at products in the marketplace. My new clients are…