I'm glad you've discovered this newest comprehensive site, featuring all facets of my creative nature. Don't hesitate to let me hear from you with questions or comments as I value your feedback.
All creations have a story to tell. Here you'll get a glimpse into the life of a professional artist and a behind-the-scenes peek of what's currently in progress.
Join me as I remember and bring you along with my creative process. Quite a magical journey!
LONG AWAITED CLASSES !!!!!
So many have asked over the years if I offered classes. Sooooo it's in the works for Spring, let me know of your interest. A couple of hours each Saturday morning for four consecutive weeks, let's figure out the best dates. Comfortably room for only 4 - 5 people, so you'll get plenty of attention. Not a 'by the book' lesson plan, I'm hoping to expose you to my intuitive ways when creating. I’ll provide the materials and guidance, you’ll leave with your unique finished piece. Call 928-282-1453 for details, I'm excited to hear your input.
LIFE AS CARNIVAL
I usually receive images as a new piece begins forming in the ethers. Imagine my surprise when I HEARD this one coming before the visuals. My task it seemed was to translate what I heard into design. Audio design, what fun. Nothing was planned, drawn or contemplated. It came together by following the sound, working on many areas at once. I felt like an orchestra conductor. The artist in me would have tightened up the design in some areas, blah blah blah, but I'm glad I let my intuition have full rein on this one. It was so much fun, what do you think?
WATCH FOR AN EARLY DECEMBER WEEKEND EVENT
Rumor has it there was a HALF PRICE Mosaic Furniture Sale, thanks to all who showed up in the cold rain.
This powerful healing mandala, makes quite the palpable presence in the Studio. At 16" square
it's quite the conversation silencer and very different from other sacred geometry pieces
that have come through. Make your private appointment to commune.
ARCHANGEL MICHAEL from my private collection
SUNRISE AT THE BEACH — vintage sea glass and pottery
One of my recent larger pieces, come see it catch the light
— dances and plays just like on the waves.
THE HOLOGRAPHIC FIELD
Everchanging and constantly morphing into your reality. As life, best positioned in the sun, to amuse you as it rearranges itself around your intentions and desires.
Featuring Italian millieflora slices on a copper tray.
MEET PACO — Le' Portuguese'
I'm teaching myself to capture faces right now. This is one of my first efforts,
still not exactly traditional, but I think it turned out curious. How about you?
BREAKING WAVE STAND
Perfect for perching beside the bath, to hold all my goodies.
And to remind me that there is much bigger water waiting for me.
This is my first creation without the beloved Studio Dawg watching my every move. The world misses you Tada.
SATURDAY 10-12 OPEN STUDIO THROUGH 2019
For a number of years now I've dreamed of a Working Studio/Gallery set-up.
So every Saturday morning through 2019 we're going to give it a try. I'm finding that I enjoy working with friends and clients dropping in. I actually find the company, questions and feedback exciting. So stop by next Saturday anytime between 10:00 AM & Noon, it will be good to see you.
I welcome visits from other other artists (mosaics especially) to swap problem solves and deepen our artist community. Let's meet.
You'll be able to see first hand the newest completions, what I'm currently creating, the entire process — visit with artist included.
And mosaic collectors, don't be surprised to see special Saturday Sale prices on random works. It's a celebration, bring friends!
SPRING 2020 -ACTIVATORS !!!!!
I was directed to make 60 of these 4" x 4" squares in 100 days this Spring, energetically contributing globally to taking the next personal step during a time of uncertainty.
See the ACTIVATOR page for details of my history with this 4-pointed star and let me know if you'd like to see the remaining choices, some were so popular there are similars.
TO BE ANNOUNCED:
I'll be celebrating a birthday 9/28 with a special gift for you.
A sizable discount on existing inventory (furniture, gifts as well as wall artwork) will make September quite the party. And rumor has it that the last few months of 2019, the Studio will be open every Saturday from 10-Noon!!!!!!
This feels like a great way to welcome community, friends, neighbors, artists and art lovers into my sacred space. We can visit about mosaic questions you may have, or anything else that has your attention. Hope you'll drop by and say Hello. Your support is appreciated. BRING FRIENDS!
It looks like the long envisioned Younger backsplash is moving to the forefront. Window sill will feature primary colored songbirds. Tada's keeping an eye on it all!
We'll post visual updates.
The last few months have opened me up to Shamanic Studies and Drumming.
I've created my very own 4 Directions Wheel for ceremonial gatherings on daily hikes into nature. Let me know if I can co-create something equally special for what's dear to your heart.
SPRING & SUMMER 2019
Calling all critters! I'm actively publicizing the popular Pet Portraits, one of my favorite ways to create.
And doing something different this year:
In the spirit of capturing the essence of each dog, cat, horse etc. I'm experimenting with more of a design feel than the traditional representational style. Let me know what you think.
Shown is Charley Cat Pink Toes and Daddy Dawg. Since each creation includes an Animal Communication reading, they make a very unique gift!
My latest big remodeling dream was to install a backsplash in the updated kitchen. The songbirds for the window sill came together easily (below) but it was almost another year of kissing a few frogs to find the right mason to help install the tile gridwork. I needed to work behind him to pop in the bursts of primary color but 3 days later, it looked fabulous. Thank you Daniel ( also my drum maker ).
Plans are underway for a holographic mural outside the window
to blow your view. Make an appointment to come see it all in person.
I'm attracting requests lately to create Generators to manifest intentions. Mollusk (shown) and Luminosity (Sedona Series available page) have special meaning to me as well. If this concept intrigues you, give a call.
Thanks to those clients, friends, neighbors who dropped by to help kick off the Art Center First Friday showing. I'm blessed by your support.
Here's my newest, completed commission just delivered to it's new home. Almost throne like, isn't it?
The story here was that the very center of the client's home needed a strong focal point, a touchstone. They had an old, not appreciated chair and wondered if I could dress it up for this purpose. I feel like this creation successfully anchors the space but as so often is the case, they got more than what they thought was desired.
A couple very familiar with meditation and spiritual studies, I was told to make something that would empower, anchor them in the body, just as the chair would do for the house. She was directed to sit every morning in short meditation and absorb the vibrant frequencies of the colors, the information of the sun design — a vital gift.
The day of following the chair's direction she e-mailed "my arms and hands automatically began to move in Tai Chi movements. Awesome!!!" That report plus hearing upon delivery that they were "humbled" to have the art in their home, has made this creation very rewarding.
Gambel quails are an endearing part of our Soutwestern environment. It's not surprising that I've been commissioned to incorporate their energy into several recent works. I call this one 'Head Quail' . It's a semi-abstract reflection on a bird-feeding view out this kitchen window. Special for me as it's my largest creation without an assistant. Muscles are always appreciated in the studio, as mosaics of glass and cement can get cumbersome with size.
Following is another take on this AZ critter. Often I'm challenged to capture certain essences in the embodiment. 'Movement' 'Community' & 'Hot' wanted to come through for this free-standing office animation. Did I nail it?
DURING THE YEAR, I SHOW MY WORK AT SEVERAL GALLERIES AND SHOWS. LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON A MAILING LIST SO I CAN SEND YOU AN INVITATION TO ATTEND.
MY STUDIO IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT, THAT IS ANOTHER WAY TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE NEWEST DIRECTIONS AND CREATIONS.
ALWAYS UP FOR A CONVERSATION ABOUT ART OR COLOR, I APPRECIATE COMPANY!