Painting Pluto

Pluto’s had a rough ride. It’s been flung out into the edges of the Solar System to orbit erratically among millions of other rocks, asteroids, dwarf planets and more. The influence of the sun barely, just barely reaches this far. In 2006, it was unceremoniously kicked out of the planet club once and for all,... Continue Reading →

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Preserving Dark Skies

From Van Gogh’s Starry Night to Goya’s El Tres de Mayo, artists have always embraced the darkness and sought night’s allure. While the rest of the world is tucked under their blankets or lying with a lover, some of us are night owls, using those small, silent hours to create while the rest slumber. Late... Continue Reading →

Great Bear

This poem was inspired by several things. Firstly by the fantastic images of Earth taken from the International Space Station by some of the most skilled amateur photographers on Earth - or off it in this case.

The Art of Space and Flowers

For once, there are several still-wrapped canvases, and even an unfinished painting in my studio, but I got a little distracted by an idea for a new work. Japanese influence has been floating in and out of things right now: thanks in no small part to my husband's obsession with all things Japanese literature. We... Continue Reading →

Wandering Universe

The hue and the wing beat Bound by the laws of Physics. The eye and the nebula Too wonderful to be accidental? The paradigm shifts upon takeoff The paradigm shifts upon implosion. What a journey it must be when your feet Barely touch the ground To kiss the wind of the sea and the sound... Continue Reading →

Painting Rarities

Unless you've lived in a hole for the last 48 hours, you'll know that the United States hosted a magnificent and rare spectacle yesterday; the first total eclipse in the region in 99 years. As the earth went eerily still, eerily cold and so rapidly dark, the moon made its debut - obscuring the sun... Continue Reading →

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