Tuesday, February 16, 2016

London Morning & Coffee

London Morning & Coffee
28" x 24"
Digital print on paper

While sipping a latte in a London coffee shop, I noticed a group of three young women at a nearby table. “Aha! Inspiration for a painting!” I thought to myself. Several years later I've finally gotten around to creating an image based on that morning.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Train From Kew

While in London, several years ago, Robin and I took a train to Kew, to the Royal Botanic Gardens. On the return trip to London, I was fascinated with the contrast between two women across the aisle. One was young, beautiful, stylishly groomed and dressed. The other was elderly and casually dressed. I thought they might be mother and daughter, but they never spoke. The younger woman seemed to be lost in distant thoughts and never looked away from the window. The older woman was totally absorbed in the daily tabloid and never looked up from it. I wondered how many years ago the older woman was the beauty in the window, and how someday the beautiful young woman would be the elderly one reading the daily tabloid, dressed for comfort instead of style.
They both probably wondered why the creepy old guy across the aisle was staring at them.

Two Women on a Train from Kew
Digital print on paper
20" x 23"


Monday, February 8, 2016


Conversation in a Noisy Place
Digital print on aluminum
22" x 28"

Based on a drawing done during a fundraiser drawing event for CCA, Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, NM. 
Two groups of 25 artists each took turns drawing for one hour while attendees roamed around and watched the drawing. I did four drawings during the hour. Later, during the second group’s hour of drawing, I tried to have a conversation with a friend who was waiting in line for a Tarot card reading,  but the background noise and music were so loud that I couldn’t hear what she was saying.  Something about quitting her job, I think.