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Stories From My 2017 Solo Show – An Open Window

Living in a Chinese city that is majority Muslim, there are mosques on every corner like there are churches on every corner in the United States’ Bible belt.  Though I felt very comfortable with many aspects of the new culture

Posted in Acceptance, And the Distance Dissolves Into the Love, Artist's Talk, China, Exhibits, Forming A Collection, Gallery Shows, Inside My World, Inspiration, Muslim, Paintings, Solo Show 2017, Women

An Open Window

Open your windows and your doors.  Behind and beyond the walls there is belonging.  Enter in. The first piece completed for my solo show coming April 2017.  I was spending a lot of time looking at Robert Henri paintings while

Posted in Acceptance, And the Distance Dissolves Into the Love, China, Exhibits, Forming A Collection, Gallery Shows, Paintings, Solo Show 2017, Women

Lillias Trotter, Regret, and a Sketchbook

This is my biggest regret over the last ten years – that I didn’t “see” China and the Hui people through the lens of art that has been given to me.

Posted in Acceptance, Beauty out of Pain, China, Creative Practice, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus, Self Awareness, Sketchbook

DUE WEST 2015 and “She Remembers the Meat Market”

My desire for this series is to explore the anonymity of modern life and ask the question, “Can we have community and be tied to each other in our polarized opinions and convictions, in the places we are different or opposed, and choose to love one another?”

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Sing, Mary, Sing

The line between joy and grief are blurred in our walk with the Lord.

Posted in Acceptance, Beauty out of Pain, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inspiration, Jesus, Paintings, Women

Beginning the First Memories Series

I love that the project elevates transparency, reflection and a form of service in the listener’s willingness to hear and understand another person share a piece of who they are.

Posted in Acceptance, Artist's Talk, Beauty out of Pain, Creative Practice, Forming A Collection, Inside My World, Inspiration, Paintings, Rejection

Returning to Art

I came to realize that who I was had more to do with experiencing the love of God and less to do with what I actually did or accomplished in life.

Posted in Acceptance, Beauty out of Pain, China, Creative Practice, Inside My World

An Artist’s Thick Skin

Artists are supposed to have a thick skin.  A ton of rejection comes with this business.  It’s just a part of it, and that’s cool.  Not everyone will like my work or what I have to say.  I’m finding that

Posted in Acceptance, Art Collecting, Art School, Beauty out of Pain, Drawings, Exhibits, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus, Mother-Artist, Rejection

Three Girls From Yili

During our first year living in the remote northwest region of China, we took a trip to an even more remote part of that region, Yili.  We immediately fell in love with it.  The faces of the people we met

Posted in Acceptance, China, Inside My World, Paintings

The Woman at the Well

Inspired by the theme for the upcoming PACT show, “Gratitude,” here is the third piece that will be showing at the 10th anniversary fall exhibition. The woman at the well chats with Jesus and her entire world is turned upside

Posted in Acceptance, Drawings, Exhibits, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus
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