make music, not war
In a perfect world, we would all get along and make beautiful music together. But this is not a perfect world. Despite that, we find beauty and inspiration where we can. May you find some of it in the perfection of music and art. Or in art that represents music. Whether created in a perfect world, or not.
Cellist portrays the fabric of life as most perceive it; a weave of kindness, love, laughter and light intertwined with evil, sadness and social strife. In the end justice, peace and all that is good will prevail. Amen.
Flamenka boasts an interesting juxtaposition of elements and textures. Visitors at some of my art shows have asked: 'Is it painted on wood?' No, but what a grand illusion! Using several effects layers, adjusting hue and color to achieve the tropically-flavored color palette, Flamenka is a show-stopper wherever she travels.
This piece was inspired by a rainy Sunday afternoon jazz jam at San Pablo Harbor Yacht Club in Northern California, a venue my sister and I call 'Deliverance' (an inside joke). Snapping a pic of this soprano sax player sitting right there, next to that painting, I thought, 'this would make great art'. And it does.
a cat, a crow and banjoe
No, the name of the instrument is not misspelled. Banjoe is the name of the person playing the instrument. I know...but it's my art, I can name it what I want. This piece represents three things I love in this life; cats, crows and banjos, conveyed with retro charm and in your face colors. And wouldn't this be a wonderful world indeed if cats and crows were enchanted by Banjoes?