ABOUT

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I’ve been a full time artist since 1995, when my partner Jackie Hurlbert (*) and I gathered up our courage and exchanged the security of paychecks for the uncertainty of making our living as artists. It has turned out to be a rewarding adventure!

I’ve come to the conclusion after years of observing myself “tiptoe through the mediums,” technique is the relatively easy part of artmaking; the hard part is learning to get out of my own way internally and let things flow. The main value of having art in my life is not the art I produce, but rather the process of making it. The process literally changes who I am.

 

 


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“When you start to see your art as a service to others, and you begin to believe in the societal aspects of it, you begin to thrive. It is a benefit for others to invest in the character you have nurtured and developed. Your world can be larger than the worlds of others, because you exact standards from yourself that others may not reach for or care to grasp. Our world is a privilege, an opportunity and an obligation.”

— Robert Genn, Canadian artist and author of the Twice Weekly Letter for artists which I highly recommend. Used by permission.

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