Hallet’s Peak in Estes Park, CO

“Hiking is like Sex.  You think you can do a lot until you get into it.” ~ unknown I enjoy a good hike – well, that is, when it’s over and I’m safely ensconced in a hot tub with a glass of wine in my hand mentally going over all the fantastic views and adventures […]

Buttermere Beauty

“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life” ~ Elizabeth Kenny Visiting my English friends and tromping through the English countryside are two of my very favorite things to do.  If you are familiar with the English countryside you will know that it is peppered with sheep.  This […]

Painting a Clown in Pastel

These are progress photos of a pastel painting I did using pastel mat for the first time.  I must admit it took a long time to get out of the “ugly” phase but pastel mat does hold a tremendous amount of pastel.  I’m not sure I’m a great fan but I would be willing to […]


“There are two types of people in this world.  People who hate clowns…and clowns.”  from The Pendragon Adventure How many of you think that clowns are creepy?  Most people I know think that, however, I never thought about it very much.  I remember the days when my grandmother would take us grandkids to the Shriners’ […]

Front Page News

WOW! I was front page news in Fort Bend County this week.  Seventeen artist members of The Art League of Fort Bend joined with AccessHealth to put together an art exhibit in the newly and beautifully remodeled AccessHealth building in Richmond, TX.  The well attended opening reception, with local dignitaries and the invited public, was […]

A Self-Portrait With Character

“You will regret that cell-phone self-portrait in the bathroom mirror one day” ~ unknown quote Every so often I need to break out of the routine and do something different and a self-portrait was just the thing.  I wanted to be loose, draw it free hand, make it fun and with a bit of character […]


“When I work alone, it can be like dabbling with a canvas.  Maybe you paint over bits, and it starts to form its own life and lead you off in a direction. It becomes an intuitive, subconscious process.” ~ Lindsey Buckingham   With so many pastel products available it’s almost impossible to choose a standard […]

Keep an Eye on the Others

 “Keep your eyes on the prize and don’t turn back” ~ Bill Clinton Okay, so we all are aware of the big deal artists – you know, the “famous” ones – but some of us have been lucky enough to find a few of those artists that are not quite so famous in the art […]

Horns and More

Down she came, 1,500 pounds of longhorn beef with a speckled red hide, 4 feet of horns and a majestically glowering look in her red-rimmed eyes. ~ Wayne King Art shows can be held in the most interesting of places.  Two of my pastel paintings were juried into a National Society of Artist show held […]

Meet the Artists Event

A few of my art pieces are hung in a very nice gallery in Old Town Katy and every time I am there I enjoy perusing the work of the other artists who are in that gallery.  As the saying goes “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” and that saying applies to art […]