WALDO DREAMS of TANGO

in the late 90s, I was living in Cerrillos, New Mexico, and had a friend named Bin. She was also a stone carver, and had an enormous Newfie/Lab mix dog named Waldo. The top ridge of Waldo’s back was level with my hip. He loved to lean. If you weren’t … Continue reading

INTO the LIGHT

When I left New Zealand to come back to Hawaii in 2002, I was delighted to be back in the States, but also terrified that I wouldn’t be able to make it. I had almost no money with me, so I had to take a job. The only one I … Continue reading

JOURNEY MASTER Painting

When I lived in Gore NZ as Artist-in-Residence, I was 3000 miles from home, alone, with almost no money – yet somehow I was able to get by and even have lots of fun, in spite of the several emotional whammos I went through. I kept having these dreams of … Continue reading

Made of Day Painting

When I was a little kid, I saw a wedding on television. There were the usual people – bride, groom, best men and women, and then – the Maid of Honor. “What? What is that,” I thought. “Made of honor? How could anyone be made of honor?” Ever since then, … Continue reading

Signature Styles

A friend mentioned in conversation this week that she didn’t see that I had a “signature style.” She said my work was “all over the place.” I thought about it after we hung up, because I had always been told that, whether I was drawing, carving or painting, people could … Continue reading

Cheat Sheet: What Art Buyers Can Say to Artists to Make them Feel Really, Really Great!

Recently I posted a couple of images of memes saying “What Not to Say to an Artist” and “What Not to Say to Photographers.” I also inluded a Cheat Sheet of nice things artists wish you would say to us. Find and download it all HERE. Today, I’m posting a … Continue reading

Cheat Sheet for Art Show Goers: What Artists Wish You Would Say to Them

A while ago, there were 2 memes circulating about what not to say to an artist: I’ve asked artists all over the place to suggest what they’d like to hear (THANKS so much to all the artists who gave me their wonderful input!). This is part one – feel free … Continue reading

Awesome Birdy x 10 Exhibition Results

This last week, just for fun, and to see how many people I could reach, I offered a free online virtual art show (HERE). I created the show, and included a free downloadable print as a thank-you gift for coming to see the show. THE PLAN My plan was 4-fold: … Continue reading

Enko Art Interview, Part 2: the Art Closest to My Heart

Recently I was interviewed for EnkoArt.wordpress.com, a  terrific art site that features many artists. Mia Corrino, the interviewer, does a whole lot of research before asking her questions, and I was particularly pleased with the questions she asked me. Here’s the second one – more to come in ensuing posts. … Continue reading

Enko Art Interview, Part 1: Looseness?

Recently I was interviewed for EnkoArt.wordpress.com, a  terrific art site that features many artists. Mia Corrino, the interviewer, does a whole lot of research before asking her questions, and I was particularly pleased with the questions she asked me. Here’s the first one – more to come in ensuing posts. … Continue reading

Pele’s Story: The Painting ‘Pele Searches for Her New Home’

The Fire Goddess of Hawai’i This painting, Pele Searches for Her New Home, tells a little-talked-about part of the legend of Pele, the Fire Goddess of Hawaii. Usually… Most times you see Pele depicted as firey and angry, bursting out of or in a volcano, with lava and fire and … Continue reading

Collector’s Choice Prints!

I’ve decided to make inexpensive prints available that you can download and print out yourself. So far, people like the idea. I’m thinking it might be cool to have a Collector’s Choice Membership Club where you could get prints for less! Here’s what I’ve set up: You can get all … Continue reading

Wish Me Luck!

Earlier this week, I got a note from a friend with the link to apply to a $35,000 grant for sculptors. In the past, I haven’t been able to apply for various reasons, but this one was a 100% go. So I gathered the select 20 images, wrote up all … Continue reading

New Painting! The Cliff

The Cliff Acrylics on canvas, 12″ x 12″ I’ve been keeping track of how our weather has changed our beaches here in Hawaii. This cliff never used to exist. Over the past few years, Kailua beach has lost yards and yards of sand, exposing the roots of the ironwood trees, … Continue reading