Noel Night is almost here!! December 2 will be a festive night in Durango where the whole town converges onto Main Street and beyond to support our businesses, shop locally, mix, mingle and be merry. Artists studios and local businesses throughout the Smiley Building (on the corner of 13th Street and E 3rd Ave) are taking part in this community-wide celebration kicking off the holiday shopping season and encouraging folks to shop, eat, and love local during the holidays. I ho
How do you define beauty? Is it something you feel? Is it how you express yourself? Is it through meaningful interpretation? For me, beauty is found in nature. I express this love through a unique style that moves beyond a landscape into a stylistic embrace of the emotion ignited by a hike, an exhale, a transient experience, or a simple moment of relaxation in a special place... a place like Gray Hackle on a perfect day watching the clouds drift across the sky. This 40" x 30"
The late autumn snow is melting from our aspens, and although I'm already missing paddle boarding on our Animas river, I'm ready for ski season. It's a good time to be back in the studio, too! This 40" x 30" acrylic painting was inspired by Durango's Animas River and the sense of revitalization that comes from a wade in its waters, a paddle board upon the surface, or simply being in its presence. It inspires me to think about each drop's journey through the San Juan Mountains
This 48" x 48" acrylic canvas diptych is aptly named "Head in the Clouds," because there's a tangible value in getting lost in your work. Being in "the zone" is a way to exhale, to appreciate the moment of creativity and simply exist in the moment of creation. How lovely! This piece found a new home with a collector in Cortez, Colorado, and I couldn't be more thrilled. There's a joy in spreading your passions far and wide... as wide and the Animas Valley expansive view that i
Perhaps if I paint the rain, it will come... this 30" x 40" acrylic abstract emulates the emotion of an afternoon monsoon in the Southwest. Don't you miss the monsoons? I loved how they would roll in after noon, wash the town clean with a burst of energy and fresh aromas, leaving just as fast as it arrived. #abstractlandscape, #cloudart, #southwestlandscape, #acrylicpainting, #largeart, #originalart, #theartroomcollaborative, #officeart
What feeling do you experience when surrounded by nature? I love the combination of excitement and serene emotions while exploring a new hiking trail. This 30" x 40" acrylic abstract is derived from nature, but moves beyond the landscape into abstraction. It was purchased by a Katy, Texas collector to adorn his new real estate office. #abstractlandscape, #cloudart, #southwestlandscape, #acrylicpainting, #largeart, #originalart, #smileyartroom, #officeart
Don't you just love love?! The Valentine's Day Art Bazaar at the Smiley ArtRoom was such fun! My 30" x 40" acrylic on canvas expression of love brought several smiles. The background is filled with a couple dozen sweetheart names... Buttercup, My Love, Schnookums, Honey Bun... what's your favorite Valentine name? This piece is or sale – contact me for details. #valentinesday, #heartart, #loveart, #acrylicpainting, #largeart, #originalart, #smileyartroom