“Every color, shape, and pattern found in nature is a gift and a reminder to preserve the world’s natural treasures. I collect these gifts and put them on the stage in my paintings, as my offering to the lovers or land and art.”

I am a landscape painter who started and developed an art career while working full time in a demanding hi-tech industry. I've been told that it can't be done, that one has to suffer for their art, but I just kept at it, my own way, on my own schedule. 
Fifteen years later, my art journey has connected me with many like-minded art lovers and my paintings can be found in hundreds of homes and businesses. On this blog, I share gifts that I found on my art journey. 
If you are a fellow art lover who appreciates insights into living an artful life without following a "recipe for success" (what's success anyway?), if you are looking for nuggets of real happiness rather than some elusive grand prize, I hope that you will consider reading my twice-monthly blog. I would love to have one more art friend!


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If you are interested in what I said so far, here are a couple of blog posts I think you might enjoy:
A grumpy artists will say, can't you see?, it's a mountain, a vase, a kitten. But that can't be all. There must be more to it. Why this mountain, this vase, this kitten?

But one thing that tops it all is the change in color of the sunlight as the earth slants just so for the sun rays to get that amazing pink-gold glow. Last weekend my ...

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Have an artful day!