I suppose this blog is to express those things that can’t, or I don’t want to express thru my visual art. It’s a place to share ideas, blow off steam, inspire or encourage… or ____. I believe deeply that our lives will reflect our inner most thoughts. I strive to find peace within, then my life might reflect that. Our thoughts are real energy so my goal is to encourage us to think bright, clear and encouraging thoughts. To surround ourselves with the energy of the positive. Regardless of whether you want to look on the bright side or fear the worst, either way we are creating situations that don’t exist yet. If you’re going to put energy into creation, let’s imagine creating the best we can for ourselves and the world.
As a visual artist, my goal is to inspire and enrich. If you can imagine the feeling of riding your bike for the first time… I want my painting to bring back that feeling of freedom, or of feeling loved… or of peace, inspiration or encouragement.
The Japanese have a term Kotodama (word spirit/soul) that refers to a belief that mystical powers dwell in words and names. I like to believe that mystical powers lie in visual art– meaning that if people gaze on an image that uplifts them, inspires or even just amuses them on a daily basis… then their life is changed for the better. It’s like an instantaneous sort of meditation practice. So surround yourself with things that make you happy, or take you to where you want to be… and in time you’ll find that you will have more happiness, more dreams coming true in your life..
My goal is to create those images that elicit a positive response which can inspire, encourage or remind you that you are loved.
I grew up in Ohio. I’ve lived many other places, but I find myself back home now. I’m never sure where my art or my life will take me next… but I always seek to find and savor the joy of the journey.