Studio Bits

Art In Progress: Mixed Media Painting on Claybord

My current art studio project is an 18" x 36" mixed media painting on cradled claybord.  The initial intention was to create a large floral painting, experimenting with the techniques I use on paper and applying them on a larger scale to a harder surface with a smoother finish and more absorbancy…(continue reading)

Gallery Zoo Art Home Decor & Accessories On Fine Art America

I have partnered with Fine Art America to make my art available not only as prints, but also as iPhone cases, tote bags, pillows, and even shower curtains (I know, but they look so fun!)    Pillows and tote bags are available in a range of square sizes: pillows from 14x14 to 26x26…(continue reading)

Coffee Art and the Branding of a Holiday Cup

  It's made headlines on CNN, CNBC, USA TODAY, and Forbes.  It's dominated social media for days.  And it's all about a cup. Honestly?  I could care less that Starbucks has changed the design of its holiday cup. (I love coffee, I love Starbucks, and I love the holiday season. …(continue reading)

Gallery Zoo Art: Making Art Mugs With Shutterfly

Today's photo market has a plethora of options for turning your own photography and art into home decor and useful household items.  For me, this is where being an artist comes in handy, as I have plenty of my own designs to choose from. Perhaps I should start with a simple truth:  I like…(continue reading)

World Rhino Day: Where Do Rhinos Stand?

Toto, 20x30 Acrylic on Canvas Rhinos are endearing.  Despite their reputation for being fierce and aggressive, they can be amazingly gentle.  I cannot look into those eyes and see those wonderfully wrinkly lips and simply not be enchanted. September 22nd was World Rhino Day. …(continue reading)