Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Winding Down

I have been printing, painting, matting and framing pieces for the upcoming art show. I figure I have over 50 pieces ready to be hung. This is exciting! I can not wait to see them all hung in a gallery setting.

The opening is next Friday...YAY! After that, I am hoping to take a break, read a few books, garden, etc. There are a few folks I plan on visiting and I need my girlfriend fix...I also have a few birthday R.A.K.'s (random acts of kindness) to fill. I also try to stay active with postcard-X and I try to send postcards to random folks from all over. (Postcard-X has been a lot of fun...I never know what treasures or oddities will grace my mailbox!) I am just looking forward to enjoying what few days are left of vacation.

"Watercolor" watercolor (C) gls

"Storm Cloud" Monotype (C) gls

" Stormy Canyon" monotype (C) gls

"Storm Chaser" monotype (C) gls SOLD

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

More Monotypes

Carving the Earth (C) monotype gls

Distant Mountains (C) monotype gls SOLD

Abberations of Light (C) monotype gls

Stormy Waters (C) monotype gls

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Figurative Works

Grandmother's Wndow (C) monotype collage gls
The Orchid and the Dandelion (C) monotype gls

I do not do too many figurative works...I prefer the landscape and capturing the soul of the earth. But, this figures have an element that ties them to the earth, flowers. I prefer not to use detail in the I feel the statement is what we leave behind, or what we give back to the earth, not take from it. These figures are in tune with an earthly balance...

True Boheme

Winter Falls (C) watercolor gls

Sun Fog Watercolor (C) gls sold

Autumn Creek (C) monotype gls

A Rose in the Woods (C) monotype gls (SOLD)

A Touch of Red (C) gls

Western River (C) watercolor gls

Rancho Murieta watercolor (C) gls

Winter Lights Watercolor (C) gls (SOLD)

Fall Fog (C) watercolor gls

I seem to be living the typical Boheme lifestyle. LOL. Creating...sipping a bit of wine here and there, and definitely NOT following a clock. Typically, I arise at 5:30 am, but now I get up at 8:30 am or even 9 am. I truly feel out of sync, but I am getting some creating done. I am not sure how though because I am not one bit focused. I get up, have coffee with the cats, check emails, eBay auctions, and run in and out of the house, deadheading flowers, and looking at the wildlife here. Somehow, I have to find time to clean house, do laundry, and cook dinner. I wish I could download atomic clock sync internally...or maybe not, lol.

So, I guess I am living the life of a true artist?

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Green Hole (C) gls

Fall Creek (C) gls sold

Cloud Shadows (C) gls SOLD

Fall Lake 2 (C) gls

Fall on the Creek (C) gls

I am frustrated. I seem to be getting things all muddied...or maybe I have been working too hard getting ready for the coming shows?

Monday, July 9, 2007

Make a Pollock! Have Fun!

"It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well."Jackson Pollock

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Here are some of the fatbook pages and a new pendant.

New Work, New Directions

Re-Creating My Life (C) gls

Wow, what a busy month already! I have kept up with doing art daily, but have not been great about being near the computer. I have been getting ready for four shows that will hang this month and next.

I also signed up for five altered fatbook (chunkybook) swaps. Making the pages for these is challenging, but I love to get the completed book back in the mail. These little books are gems! I love to sit back with one and savor it over a cup of coffee. (I will try to get a photo of a fatbook on here later).

I have also been gardening. I created a new bed last summer and it needed more work. Not to mention the three huge truckloads of mulch I spread. Now things look so much better. If only my new plantings with with stand the heat.

Well, here are a few new pieces. Some are monotypes, some are altered photographs, and some are fatbook pages. Enjoy!

Messgener Spirit (C) gls

Secret Shadow (C) gls

Misty Waters (C) gls SOLD