Wander with Wonder in Nature
Boundaries of the Brain
I believe it is important to embrace authenticity and revel in a sense of joy in the process of making our own art, art that visualizes playful childhood memories, and makes us whole.
For biodiversity success the puzzle pieces must fall in place and stay together.
Sometimes my 60+ year brain does not quickly conjure up and sift through the 1100+ mandala and nature panel images I have created over the past 10 years until I ruminate on the topic I seek and search external hard drives. Ah-Ha—there you ARE! This mandala was to...
Greetings from Biodiversity
During my flurry-filled creative acts I let the art process and wandering thought lead me down unplanned and serendipitous paths— IT is a wonderful experience!
Flyingfish Have Landed in Baltimore
Winged flyingfish with large eyes and large pectoral and pelvic fins fly through the air in Baltimore.
Life Musing on AI
Life has been busy lately with thoughts of the future, teaching and client directed artwork, family and friends, and, of course nature. It seems to be a seesaw motion up and down, back and forth, looking for clues that have brought me to this present point in my life....
Little Brown Wren
Seeming to be fearless, these small stubby birds are always ready to stand up to any bird-bully in its neighborhood.
What You May Not Know About Me
I have loved little cars for as long as I can remember. As a child, I looked forward to every birthday and every Christmas in hopes of adding to my collection.
It is my wish that you too find and embrace your path and tell personal stories through your art in whatever form it takes!
Searching for Crabs
When I was a young boy my family took a summer vacation to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, my late father’s favorite place. One afternoon my father and I walked along the sea wall drinking chocolate milkshakes (made with vanilla ice cream also my father’s favorite). I found...
South American Chiva Art
Over the past few months I have been creating animals and plants with a combination of a variety of geometric forms and repeating designs including triangles, diamonds, teardrops, squares, ovals, dots, lines, and outlines all made and paired with bright colors. These are the creative tools of the artists and artisans of the South American artform known as Chiva Art
Beyond the Sphere
While I am not planning on dismissing the mandala circular form, I am thinking beyond the sphere and thinking outside and inside the box.
The Allure of Fishing
I grew up in family of fish lovers and flyfisherman—of which I am only the lover. I never learned the fine art of flyfishing when a spinning rod is my choice but certainly understand its appeal and allure (pun intended). In the mandala above 8 radiant red and green...
Fossil Phacops Infatuation
Solitary activities have always been a part of my life. Since childhood, art pursuits of drawing and painting, flame painting tiny diecast cars for the past 30 years, and fossil hunting and cataloging my finds as a teenager certainly all count. What really filled the...
Remembrance of Craig Gosling
Craig’s pen and ink style was casual and spontaneous and seemed to ooze extreme confidence in its mark making. It seemed effortless in his hands but as we come to find out pen and ink is not an easy medium to master.
Remembrance of Jack Cody
While many of you may know all of nature is my inspiration I wanted to share with you a special artist and art influence for me. Many of the images of moths I have created over the past 10 years are dedicated to Dr. John (Jack) Cody, a friend, colleague and fellow...
Pursuance of Owls
When I was about 9 years old I was out in my wooded backyard doing what 9 year olds do—just wandering around on a “Midwest close-to-Halloween” fall day. It was late afternoon and a glint of moving white caught my eye. I was awe-struck by this ghostly blur that I had...
Eyes on Nature
Although we often think of biodiversity on a worldwide scale, we can appreciate biodiversity intimately in our own backyard gardens, on hikes, and in our travels.