Cottonwood Moonrise

My intentions for this artist blog are to help other people who are not only interested in doing art, but also those who have an interest in how art is created. As I mentioned in one of my blogs, what child on this planet is not born with a desire to pick up crayons or pencils? Art is innate and stays with some of us or entire lives.

As a lifelong student of art, no day goes by without the desire to do the next yet improved painting. I am always thinking about how I am going to paint the next masterpiece and create something better than before.

Most of the ideas for paintings come from my environmental experiences or contemplation, that seem come through my higher being. An artist has to be as present in the moment as possible to      harness that illusive energy available. Most often, the paintings come out of a feeling or inspiration rather than a mental thought or an intelectual idea.

I tell my students to be present, positive and prepared at any moment to power of imagination and creativity. As Einstein was quoted “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”