The Problem with Art Competitions

So I was going to enter a competition for a Self-Portrait contest with a well known Art Supplier that had a $2000 competition winning and now I'm glad I didn't follow through. Although it didn't…

45’s Obsession, A Painting of Resistance

My voice joins other artists in my latest painting, 45's Obsession. Art, throughout history, has always made a statement and I have tried to make my voice heard through the symbolism used in some of my paintings. I wanted…

The Fallen, An Allegorical Tale

The Fallen, An Allegorical Tale

My final painting of the year has been one that was started in early 2016 and finally completed this past month. Although I had the two main characters down, I didn't settle on what symbolic…

Friends

Celebrity Portraits – When and Why?

I have just finished my latest celebrity portraits of the TV Show, Friends. Click on the image below to purchase your prints or even Coffee Mugs or T-Shirts of these portraits. Quite a few people have…

Symbolism Behind The Venerated Virgin

As some people may know, a lot of my paintings, particularly the larger religious paintings incorporate more than meets the eye. My artistic influence for these paintings originates with my interest in Salvadore Dali. He…

What Makes You Call Yourself an Artist?

Artist - conjures up many ideas. To some, you picture a renegade crazy artist hold up in a studio with one ear and a brush in one hand and one in mouth busily making strokes…

I’m An Artist, Leave Me Alone

Back when I was in art school in the 'old' days of art and graphic design, we were told that it was OK to be different than everyone else; we were artists! We could dress,…

Creativity Took a Break?

Although I haven't posted about painting in a while, in fact, it's actually been since about November that I put paint onto a canvas; this doesn't mean that I haven't been creative. Although it may…

RV in PA

Where’ve You Been?

So it's been awhile and you all who follow may know that I don't let this much time lapse, especially when posting my painting updates! So where have I been? Well since about March I…