September 12, 2017

Got a tiny house? Then go big... in decorating, color and art. That's just what Rebecca did in a recent episode of Tiny House Hunting. Reflecting her fun personality, Rebecca requested the most colorful art in my studio to hang on her newly painted purple and green wal...

March 18, 2017

I love color. I love creating art in color. I love decorating with color.

Yet, I once painted a room three times in one week before finding the right color of sunshine yellow for the master retreat.

Over the years of studying color for art, I’ve learned the same color pr...

February 22, 2017

Playing Wild, solo show, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City MO, Dec. 9, 2016 - Jan. 13, 2017

Solo Exhibit, Bryan Health Art Gallery, Lincoln NE, Feb. 24 -  March 30, 2017

Solo Show, Nebraska Governor’s Residence Art Gallery, Lincoln NE, March 17 – June 9, 2017

Just...

December 16, 2016

People have awesome excuses.

Excuses that keep them in their comfort zone.

You know the zone. In sweat pants. On the couch. With TV remote in hand. Nothing interesting happening here.

It wasn’t a surprise to me when arts expert Andrew Saladino, Executive Director of Omaha...

December 10, 2016

Nebraska artist Beverly Todd opened her solo show “Playing Wild” at the Kansas City Artist Coalition on December 9.

About the collection, Beverly says, “In our lives, we are bent into a hurried maze of roles and responsibilities and expectation. Art has a way to disconn...

October 11, 2016

Today I drove along Nebraska’s Interstate 80 from Lincoln to Omaha, and was reminded of the beauty of this world.

It was that golden stubble of a freshly harvested corn field that stopped my breath for a moment. I wanted run across that field, trip through the tough sta...

October 11, 2016

The top mistake people make when hanging art or photos is too high, too small.  You know it when you see it. The piece is floating miles above the bed. Detached from the couch. An outsider left a good day’s walk above the buffet. So lonely and lost.

It’s a common mistak...

January 26, 2016

 

“How do you know if your art is good?” asked Pat, who was painting at my Juicy Abstract workshop on Saturday.

 

It was a wonderful question and deserved more than my first response “I just know.”

 

I though about that lovely question all weekend, Googled a few experts, an...

November 29, 2015

“Closer to My Miracle” hung on the living room wall all last year. On Sunday, it was wrapped and sent to grace the home of a new collector, my long-time friend Ed.

It’s a small abstract, fluid in red with yellow and a bit of blue.  A scribbled ladder on the right leads...

December 1, 2014

You become what you believe.

The past six years, I’ve created a new beautiful and happy life. Yet, on Thanksgiving weekend 2013 I realized I wasn’t living as full as I could. I’ve always been a bit of a maverick, a fire-starter, a bra burner.  I had an itch. There was m...

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