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The Thrill of the Draw

I recently published an essay at about the thrill and immediacy of drawing.

“I have been drawing my whole life and these days my work is mostly concentrated on the human figure. I draw from the live model on a regular basis and...

American Art Collector 2017

My painting Bath was recently featured on the cover of American Art Collector 2017. To browse the book, click HERE To purchase your copy, click HERE...

Carolyn Schlam, Meaning in the Visual

I recently published an essay at about the philosophies underlying perceptual and conceptual artworks.

“I consider myself a perceptual artist, focused on the visual elements of my images– the texture, color, saturation, intensity, flavor, substantiation, quality, shape, etc. of the marks I make on...

Forerunner and Inspiration: Claire Falkenstein

I recently published an essay at about Claire Falkenstein's incredible work.

“I could not help but wonder how an artist of this caliber had been overlooked in my art history and studio classes.  Of course, she was not the only female artist to...

New Designs from Vida

I am now designing fabric for a company called Vida.  Some of my designs are ready to buy, have a look HERE and let me know what you think!


Save the Date: July 7, 2016

This show is a solo for one night only on July 7, 2016 at a Los Angeles locale to be announced.

It will be an event.  For those interested in attending who would like to be on the VIP list,  contact NWO...

When to stop resisting the finish

I recently published an essay at about when a work is really "finished", and how to identify that moment.

It is human nature to try to perfect our work.  Of course we want to present ourselves as excellently as we can.   But with our...

Nature Inspired Cover

My drawing Inhalation will be on the cover of Nature Inspired: Spring 2016 Shot Stories Edition. The publication is looking for 10 - 15 short stories that speak of Spring, either literally or figuratively which could include stories of hope, growth, and new beginnings.Click

What do we want? Recognition!

I recently published an essay at about the artist's search for internal and external recognition.

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

Most artists want it.  Recognition.  It is the...