Back In the Saddle Again

Wow. What a life.

First of all, for those of you who are new to my page — welcome! Thanks for being here to read a little bit of my story. And to my old friends, thanks for still hanging around. I know it’s been awhile!

I've started and stopped this post more times than I can count because I can't really figure out where to start.

Right now in my head I’m listening to Julie Andrews sing, “Let’s start at the very beginning. It’s a very good place to start…” which is excellent advice for those who can recall the beginning.

My About Page will tell you quite a bit about my history and background up to present day. What I can’t for the life of me figure out is when I actually recognized myself as an artist. My best guess is sometime around 2010, definitely prior to owning my first iPhone, otherwise all of this information would be available at my fingertips.

I'm not sure why it even matters, honestly.

So let’s just do a quick little catch up instead. I fell completely off the art wagon in 2015 when my family and I moved from Pennsylvania to Colorado. 

I jumped back on that wagon in 2019 the day after I won “the pot” at our local watering hole by rolling a Yahtzee. The next day I took that stack of cash and paid two months rent on a commercial lease in Silverton, Colorado and have since opened a local art collective. For the record, four is now my favorite number.

Have I mentioned that I believe in Magic?

Anyhow! Over the past few years, I’ve dilly dallied through mixed media, glass and resin, furniture refinishing, mosaics. Hmmm what else am I missing? You get the point. 

Until I discovered something called Abstract Realism.

You can see my favorite abstract realism piece at the top of this page titled, “Perspective”. However, he is also affectionately referred to as my imaginary boyfriend (that’s a story for a different day).

Basically I’m hooked on this stye that uses the color values to create highlights, shadows & mid tones and pretty much the only rule is to NOT use the “proper” colors. Flesh is not fleshy, instead it’s green, purple, yellow, orange… 

One of the best things about this style is that I could paint the same image one hundred or one million times and no two would ever be alike. How fun is that?!

So it turns out that all I really want to say is, I'm back. And life has never been better.

And I couldn’t have done ANY of this without my three favorite human beings on the entire planet, pictured below. 

Until next time…



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