• Father Knows Best… Eventually!

    My father wanted to protect me from myself. He knew I was an artist.
  • Mom: The Original Energizer Bunny

    Mom is the original Energizer Bunny. At 90, she keeps going, and going, and going.
  • Does Lightning Strike Twice in Richmond?

    I hope not. Yep, last year was memorable all right.
  • How I Lie to Seek My Truth [Little Lies]

    Is all lying bad? What if it hurts no one? What about white lies?
  • Hey, What's the Big Idea?

    I'm deadline-oriented. With my graphic design background, the clock is always ticking. Clients don't pay for the time it takes for big magic to make its lofty way down into creative right brain cells. They pay for the goods.
  • Do Paintings Talk? You Betcha.

    Disclaimer: This painting has nothing to do with rumors. Nor was it inspired by Marvin Gaye's "I heard it through the grapevine."
  • On Being an Artist [Since Forever]

    So this is a test. Do you think this is an oil and wax painting, or an acrylic painting? Here's a hint. I created this in Oct. 2015.
  • My Love-Hate Relationship with Painting

    I love it when a painting finishes on a high note, especially after lingering
    so long in the creative stages of doubt and agony. That's what happened
    with Sangria Love.
  • How I Became a Crack Addict with Acrylics

    Lesson Three is another transition piece from oils to acrylics. I was
    beginning to like acrylics. But my other foot was still solidly entrenched
    in oil/cold wax medium. 
  • Broken Rules | My Journey from Oils to Acrylics

    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
  • Warning: Encaustics May Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health

    “Oh no, not the living room, too!”
  • Can I Hang it Over a Fireplace?

    I’m often asked this question. If you have a standard gas fireplace like I do, the answer is “Yes, you can.” But it all depends on the amount of heat your fireplace kicks up.