I am an artist, not a writer. My Intent is not to educate, enlighten or inspire but rather to clarify my motivations to myself. I find that when I write down the thoughts and reasons that I take certain paths, it helps me to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Let's face it, authentic work evolves through a series of mistakes, lessons learned and options eliminated.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I just published my new website and need opinions

I would appreciate any input about my new web site. Click here Please check it out and let me know what you think.


Sunday, June 19, 2011


“Warrior” 20”x 27.5”
polished cement & dry pigment on panel
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Here is the finished piece completed during the gallery talk.

Heart of a Warrior Foundation gallery talk

On june 17 the International Museum of Cultures and I had the opportunity to present a gallery talk with a group of young people while producing a new piece of art. This event was sponsored by the Heart of a Warrior Charitable Foundation. It was a rewarding experience and a great time was had by all. The completed piece was donated to the foundation.

Monday, June 13, 2011


“ Fuera” 38”x 31”
polished cement & dry pigment on panel
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Ok, my show is up and I have rested a bit. The walls in my studio are so bare that I just had to produce something to fill the space.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Photos of My Solo Show

Over 100 people attended my opening at the International Museum of Cultures. I had the use of a huge wonderful gallery space that showed my work to advantage and I enjoyed excellent coverage from local Dallas newspapers and TV stations. In addition, I received an offer of another one man show from an area gallery and several possible sales are pending. I'm a happy camper!

More Photos of My Solo Show

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My Show Was a Success!

Here I am placing the finished demo piece on an easel after it was removed from the forms
Marianne Phelps pours pigment on the art during the live demo, making me feel rather pointless. Good job Marianne!

I encourage people to touch my art, after all it is polished cement. Here, Kathy Elliott, Holly Corley and Marianne Phelps take advantage of the opportunity.

Live Demonstration Piece

“Fandango” 21”x 30”
polished cement & dry pigment on panel
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"Fandango" was completed on opening night of my show, with the help of of some very brave patrons. I had never done this before. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to involve the crowd and see how art by committee might turn out. Patrons selected cement shards that would go into the piece, poured liquid pigments and etched marks into the composition. I poured the background cement into the forms and we waited for 45 minutes for it to set. It was great fun to be able to remove the forms and turn over the art for a "live" reveal! Everyone then voted on which end should go up and what the title would be. I guess this just proves that anyone can do this stuff! The finished piece was donated to the museum for a silent auction.

I will post actual shots of the gallery installation in a upcoming post.