Monument Valley

2 hours away from the ever popular Horseshoe Bend is Monument Valley. I didn’t think this national park would be the highlight of our road trip, but it made the biggest impact on me. I’m sure everyone who’s grown up in the US has seen this image somewhere. I just never knew what it was…

Death Valley

The US has some amazing national parks; Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Redwood to name a few known ones. I’ve always heard of Death Valley, but I never thought of going there, simply because while the name sounds like mysterious running down the back, the prospect of seeing a land of “dead” in my mind wouldn’t entertain…

Long Road

Sometimes it’s a joy just to work on a small scale canvas or paper, just to put something down, to clear the air, let whatever’s pent up just go through the fingers. Long roads, but thankfully not lone roads, not all the time at least. 8″ x 8″; acrylic on canvas

Milton Avery

Regardless of whether you’ve heard of Milton Avery or not, his work will speak for him. His figures and his colors, so simple but of so much expression. Simplicity is something I’ve always struggled with, and I enviously admire those who bath in it with a glass of champagne on the side.  

Dong Kingman

Dong Kingman is a San Franciscan, well-known for his depiction of Chinatown streets in his hometown, and later on, for urban depictions of Hong Kong. Even though I’ve only lived in SF for 5 or so years, when I see his work it’s easy to step back into the feeling of living there. But he…

The Vegas Trap

Jumbled thoughts and feelings about my time here…  

MAKE MONEY, NOT ART

I read that once on a wall, somewhere behind a cafe for hipsters. Is it true? Recently, there’s been a post on the blog irevuo regarding marketing and art that led me to think more about this topic. It’s definitely something to ponder about. As children, we are taught to draw, encourage to draw for drawing’s…

Down the Tunnel of Inspiration

If you’re anything like me, you find it immensely satisfying when you see works of creativity that appeals to you. It sets off an admiration that bubbles up uncontrollably that I find no trouble giving. I remember flipping through picture books as a kid (my dad had an eclectic collection of random art books and…