Saturday, January 1, 2011


1-1-11.  -Seems like a good day to start something, so I'm starting this blog.  I've resisted escalating my internet interaction from the basic, e-mailing, Googling and Amazoning.  But it's time I get with the program and perhaps even get a Facebook page -yeah I don't have a Facebook page, what of it?!

Why 'Telling Story'? Because that's what I strive to do in my artwork.  Even in a simple portrait; I don't want to just 'show the girl', I want you to wonder: what did she just do? what will happen to her? why is she sad/smiling/winking/whistling? With art, you can convey more than mere accuracy.  To show that a person is sad, or triumphant, good or evil, it can be gotten across in color, tone, placement, texture and a thousand other ways.  Artists often talk about this aspect of artwork, referring to it as 'telling story'.

Well, I'll share some of what I do here, and try to be insightful from time to time. Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Looking forward to seeing what you write here!

  2. Yay, I just found out about your blog from the email you sent out. You are one of my favorite artists. Just hung up your Starbuck portrait in my new apartment the other day, everyone was very impressed. Hoping you'll be at Dragon*Con this year so I can snag some more artwork (and maybe some more of that lovely jewelry your wife makes!)