Explore Your Creative Side!

This past Sunday I was invited to paint LIVE during two services at St. Luke’s UMC in Orlando, FL as a way of promoting their upcoming Take pART event.  I am honored and humbled to be a member of the planning committee for this event and the curator of the Fine Art Gallery area of […]

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The Alfond Inn

I recently visited The Alfond Inn for the first time and was stunned by what I saw!  This modern, boutique hotel, located in the heart of Winter Park, FL and a brief walk from the campus of Rollins College, is full of ART.  In fact, it is the home of an art collection approaching 500 […]

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I have wanted to paint an “extreme close-up” shot of Animal from The Muppets for a very long time now.  I am so glad I finally made the time and bit the bullet because I am rather pleased with the results. My summer has been extremely busy and I have not had much time to […]

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Art as Memorial

Currently on view at the Orange County Regional History Center is this piece memorializing the 49 victims of the Pulse massacre.  Created by Orlando artist, Georgia Williams, each colorful ceramic tile depicts the portrait of one of those lost on June 12, 2016. Art can help when coping with traumatic events.  The reasons behind war, […]

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My Myopia

On your next visit to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, be sure to check out the exhibition, “My Myopia,” by artist Trong Gia Nguyen.  With Nguyen’s work hanging from the ceiling, the curators at CFAM transform a plain and empty room into a mesmerizing art installation.  Guests are free to move about each piece offering […]

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Meme Culture

I am so grateful to Harry Sayer and the Winter Park/Maitland Observer for the article published today on my upcoming class at the Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning.  “Art History in Pop Culture” takes a closer look at how art history influences today’s pop culture trends, including memes. Here is a brief excerpt from the […]

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“Lust for Life”

July’s selection for the Art Lovers Book Club is “Lust for Life” by Irving Stone!  “Lust for Life” is a biography of the great Vincent van Gogh presented as historical fiction.  Stone’s book focuses the readers’ attention on Vincent’s relationships – with his brother, with his colleagues, and with his romantic partners. Art Lovers Book […]

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