Wednesday, 10 July 2019


The well-known Serenity Prayer offers this homily: Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.  Alcohol, friends and music help as well. So I sit here, enjoying the cabaret accompanied by my feline companion and adult beverage, watching all the lonely people go by.

20" x 20"
acrylic/oil on canvas

Friday, 3 May 2019


Two years ago I had the opportunity to visit Tanzania and came back with thousands of photos. I have been using them to play with composition and design elements. While they are not really part of the Blueridge Myths narrative, they were fun to do and I hope you enjoy them.

24"x18" & 18"x24"
oil on canvas
$800 ea.

Monday, 28 January 2019


Max Beckmann painted his version of ‘The King’ in Germany in 1933, the year that Hitler came to power. He repainted it in 1937 after he was exiled from his native land and declared a ‘degenerate’ artist.  His work was always political, but the true narrative was often hidden, and we can only speculate on the meaning. Does the narrative ask what if Fools were Kings and Justice blind or is it just an alpha male and his fantasy. Possibly a parable to today’s times? The lens of history through which paintings are viewed can change the narrative significantly.

30" x 40"
acrylic/oil on canvas

Thursday, 15 November 2018


Puberty is a very difficult stage, one often filled with angst and confusion. It is a period of longing to be grownup but not quite sure of where one fits in the world. A time of innocence while pretending experience, a time to learn about one’s sexuality without becoming a target. But always a time of change and growth.

24" x 24"
acrylic/oil on canvas

Thursday, 25 October 2018


There are periods in one’s life when self becomes less important than other. This can be a time to guide and to teach, to disseminate wisdom and knowledge based on experience. It can be filled with joy and happiness and it is always a time to love unconditionally.

30" x 24"
acrylic/oil on canvas

Wednesday, 19 September 2018


Childhood is the age of innocence and youthful naivety. This is a time to experience the world around without preconceived ideas of good and bad or right and wrong. A time just to enjoy life before the grand adventure begins.

30" x 30"
acrylic/oil on canvas

Friday, 20 July 2018


The teen years are a time to move away from family and prepare to leave home, a necessary but often painful step on the road to adulthood. We band together with our peers in an attempt to find acceptance. It is a time to learn empathy, realism and street smarts.  Unfortunately, this does not often include gainful employment.

36" x 31"
acrylic/oil on canvas