Category Archives: Studio Blog

Spring Forward! – Studio Tour 2017

As someone who has been a practicing visual artist for about 30 years professionally, there have been many stages in that career.  Some certainly more public than others. In this part of my art life, I’ve enjoyed participating in the … Continue reading

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a painting evolves

A few years ago, I began a piece on a large, horizontal format.  It seemed appropriate for conveying the sweep of prairie grasses that has been a constant theme in my work for several years. And I wanted a challenge … Continue reading

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be nimble….

Recently, I was interviewed for a program called “Support Local Culture” at the local community run radio station. They’ve been talking to arts folks as part of a program sponsored by Noosa yogurt. (By the way- this is incredible yogurt, made by … Continue reading

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Looking for Something to do at the End of June?

Please Join me in my studio for this year’s Fort Collins Studio Tour 1507 Welch St., Fort Collins  80524 Friday, Saturday and Sunday   June 26  4-9pm,  June 27 10-5,  and June 28 11-4 (stop by the Fort Collins Lincoln Center … Continue reading

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Hope Sprouts

Resolution-makers are flocking to the local fitness centers with hopeful expressions, flushed cheeks, new workout clothes, and perhaps personal trainers for an extra dose of motivation…. Getting out of a rut- whether physical, personal, or artistic – is challenging.  Maybe you … Continue reading

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……what’s with all this hand-wringing?

…. you caught me….pondering my local arts scene … my place (or lack of it) within said art scene…how exhibiting has changed over the years, and, as a footnote, whether physical art galleries are still relevant as a venue for me. … Continue reading

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Everybody into the pool! (the art of not being all-consumingly productive all the time)

I was reminded there is such a thing as the “academic calendar” upon spotting the occasional U-haul trucks loaded with belongings making an appearance in downtown streets. I used to live by it, whether in tune with my daughter’s school … Continue reading

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Art Touring…..

this past weekend was the Fort Collins Studio Tour For the third year, folks got a glimpse into life in my basement workspace.   (I’ve been at this for over 25 years, so I have quite a selection of oil paintings, … Continue reading

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stopping the art-biz hustle bustle-

I think it’s now far enough into the new year that we are safely past all the ranking, list-making, resolution promising… and in order to live with myself on a daily basis, that means making choices that feel ‘authentic’ or as Fred Rogers put … Continue reading

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revealing the mystery

The Fort Collins Studio Tour is approaching- June 27, 28 and 29, and this is the third year I’ll be opening my home to the public. One interesting change this year is the addition of an evening on the front end … Continue reading

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