make music, not war

In a perfect world, we would each would get along with the other and make beautiful music together. But this is a less than 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 my artist’s sensibilities 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 is a bold beauty with an interesting juxtaposition of elements and a wood plank texture. Visitors at some of my art shows have often 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 a perfect piece'. And it does.