A Smooth Start For This Equine Artist!

A Smooth Start For This Equine Artist!

…And I’m off! …to a good start in 2014, that is!  Oodles of new original oil paintings, equine art and otherwise… have, are and will be spending quality time on my easel.  Sporting art featuring horse racing pieces, many from trips to Del Mar and Churchill Downs, as well as some western work (Quarter Horses,(…)

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Falling Into Autumn…

Falling Into Autumn…

I hope this finds everybody ready to transition to Autumn after enjoying a splendid summer (in spite of the strange weather all over)!  I’m just settling into a quiet stretch of lots of time to spend in the studio, with occasional breaks to get outside and appreciate the desert’s shift to near perfect weather. I(…)

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Del Mar 2013 Trip Report

Del Mar 2013 Trip Report

Now that I’ve been back, earned the cats forgiveness for leaving them and basked in the dogs unabashed joy for returning, gone through memory cards full of photos, and settled back in at the easel… I can finally report on my five (plus one) blissful days where the surf meets the turf…  Del Mar Race Track!(…)

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Summertime… and the Living is “Easel”!

Summertime… and the Living is “Easel”!

I hope this post finds everyone enjoying a pleasant summer as it rambles along! Besides keeping cool (no small victory in itself), I’ve been in a constant state of productivity at my easel, working on just the kind of paintings I love… and I’m getting ready to finish off the summer with a bang! I’ve(…)

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A Soggy Yet Wonderful Derby Adventure!

A Soggy Yet Wonderful Derby Adventure!

I must say that just being in Kentucky seems to be good for my soul.  I don’t think it’s just the saturation of pure, unadulterated horse country, though that’s a big factor; but also the mild weather… the lush, green environment and general friendliness of the people that makes being there just “feel” good through(…)

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Smelling the Roses in May…

Smelling the Roses in May…

As I’m preparing for my first visit to the Kentucky Derby, I’m reflecting on all the years watching it on TV wondering what the experience is like in person. While pondering, I’m also getting a collection of work ready for a local solo show in Tucson, and when I return… besides having a lot of(…)

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My Nashville Whirlwind Tour…

My Nashville Whirlwind Tour…

Now comfortably back home, I thought I’d report on my 29 hour trip to Nashville  and back to attend the reception for my solo show at Belle Meade Plantation (the show continues through the end of April)!  After arriving on a gentle, rainy day, I settled into the hotel and immediately prepared to head off to the show.(…)

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Going Solo in April… No Fools!

Going Solo in April… No Fools!

I’m on my way to Nashville soon, my first trip to Tennessee and the farthest I’ve been in the South! I’m looking forward to getting a fresh change of scenery, certainly I’ll enjoy the cool weather – it even looks like rain is likely while I’m there – a bonus for this long time desert dweller!(…)

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Pacific Classic Painting Unveiled!!

Pacific Classic Painting Unveiled!!

Yay!! I can finally share my Dullahan painting!  For those that don’t know, I was very honored to be commissioned by Del Mar last year to paint the winner of the 2012 $1 million Pacific Classic (Dullahan)! They were excellant clients to work with, giving me sufficient free rein but with some very clear parameters to work with. (…)

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Springing Forward…

Springing Forward…

Greetings everyone, I hope this finds the warmth and renewal of spring emerging all around you… if not, blame the groundhog!  Like so many, I’ve been busy.  Besides the Del Mar piece (see update below), I have been preparing for two solo shows and a trip to the Derby… and that’s all happening before the year is(…)

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