2017 is the year for new paintings. Ten years of my time in New Mexico is celebrated with 'Day of the Dead' paintings.It is a powerful subject based on historical activities of Native American people North and South as they honor their dead at a sacred time each year. Some might call this Halloween, but it is more than dressing up in costumes. It is a celebration of those who change from this level of life to the next. More painting is waiting deep in my mental closet where curiosity hangs out.
Writing is on hold with two books in edit for this year. Stay tuned to new things on canvas in 2017, and check out some of my own art history with these photos. Each painting or book produced is a piece of my life. Scroll down to the bottom of the pictures for new paintings. All paintings and books are for sale.
New addition in 2017 'The Butterfly Cedar Chest'. The painting on top of the cedar chest is a reminder of the American Indian butterfly story. Just whisper your wish in the butterfly's ear and it will come true.