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I began drawing and painting at a very young age and knew early on that I would choose art for my life. I achieved success early on in high school and college in the arts, but after college, I felt compelled to a career in ministry and have spent many fulfilling years helping others find their purpose in life. Through the years, I continued to paint mostly for enjoyment and as an outlet, but in 2007, I realized that an important part of my own life-purpose was creating and painting. The internet, which of course was not available 25 years ago, is such a useful tool for artist, opening doors and providing exposure that would otherwise not be possible. With this new opportunity, I have been pursuing painting and marketing my art whole heartily, usually painting on a daily basis. I live in Tucson, love to jeep, love to paint and study art, and my paintings are often inspired from some remote mountain location in the high desert.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Owl Head Buttes Adventure

I headed out this week to a rock formation called Owl Head Buttes just north of Tucson.  The terrain is rugged, so it called for a jeep trip.  My wife and son went with and we had a great time.  The side of the rocks that I painted is not the side that resembles an owl head, but it was the side that had the right light for painting.  There is a jeep trail up to the top and the view was awesome.  Someone has put up a picnic table at the base of the trail, so we stopped and had lunch and enjoyed the sun's warmth.  The painting I did is 9X12"  and is available on ebay for $148 with free shipping. Follow the link above to my ebay store.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Please Pray for Tucson as we Weep

Tucson and the whole country weeps today... This tragedy has hit very close to home.  The shooter attended high school with my two oldest daughters although neither one knew him personally.  I teach each weekend at Alive Church, just 4 miles from this tragedy.  There are members of my congregation that had close ties to some of the victims... a first responder ...the elementary school is in our neighborhood... the impact is far reaching.  Please pray for Tucson, for our country, for our leaders.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Working on Some Contest Entries

January has found me working hard at meeting deadlines. I have entered and have been juried into 2 shows and have 2 more to go by the 15th of January. After that I can get some more listings out there for my ebay followers. Here is one that is currently on my easel and will be entered into either the Arizona Plein Air Painters Annual show or Scottsdale Salon. I will see where I am at in the next 10 days... Back to the easel!