Hot days=cool times in the Studio

Hot days=cool times in the Studio

Yes fans Hot days in New Mexico, makes it a little unbearable to handle the dry heat. It is better than St. Louis, MO where the humidity just makes you sweat buckets. But the cool times in the studio the past week has been amazing!


Hot days=cool times in Studio: Works from Starry Night Program
Hot days=cool times in Studio: Works from Starry Night Program

These are a couple examples of my new works I have been working on. I have taken interested into maps and shapes I see around the town. The colors are based upon the hues I see around me. It has been an interesting progress and development in my art works.

It is nice to get away from your normal routine and create a new one. From the new routine you see new ideas and possibilities in your own works and in your own self.

Art Residency in New Mexico!!!

Artist Residency in New Mexico

Starry Night Retreat

Welcome fans! It’s been almost a week since I have been here in Truth or Consequences, NM and it has been an amazing experience so far. I have traveled around this small town to soak in the culture and arts of the Southwest during my artist residency. The food here is amazing and would recommend to visit the little restaurants in town from “Passion Pie” to “Latitude 33”. If you like your food hot, make sure you have the green and red chilies! Especially Hatch chilies. Amazing!

Beside food, I have look at the culture around the town, which is different from St. Louis, MO. Instead of seeing rows of trees, you see rows of mountains and deserts. Yes it is very hot and dry here, so if you get burnt easily. I highly recommend to bring sunscreen!

The other thing you will notice when you are in Truth or Consequences, NM is the quietness of the town. Instead of the hustle and bustle of everyday traffic down HWY 270 in St. Louis, MO, you find few cars humming around HWY 25 in NM. I see more people walking or biking to the local stores instead of using cars. It’s a different culture and town here, but I am appreciating it fully!

As an artist you have to take time for yourself to become engross in your work again. Sometimes the only way that happens is taking yourself out of your normal lifestyle to something completely new to you involving yourself into an Artist Residency. I will be writing a detail response to this Starry Night Residency in a week.

So as I head back to the studio to work and talk to the fellow artist in residencies, take time to get out of your normal routine you never know where it will take you.

Artist Residency: Photo at sunset


Artist Heading Off!!!!

Hello all!

I am now on a train heading to Kansas City,MO and then to Albuquerque, NM. It is going to be an amazing trip down to the Southwest. I can not wait to create the next two weeks and relax. It will be an inspirational and creative experience! I think I packed enough sunscreen so I shouldn’t be totally crispy when I come back to St. Louis, MO.

Right now I am enjoying the view on the train and listening to the small conversations that are taking place. These are usually the best times to think, write, and create. If you have not taken a train I highly recommend to do take a trip by train. It is a very relaxing experiences.

I will be posting images here on my website and on my Facebook Page: So please like and follow me on my journey in my residency!

As for now I am taking time to reflect on where I have been as an artist and where I need to be heading. These next two weeks will be the best weeks of my life as an artist! Here’s to a new adventure! Truth or Consequences here I come.

Artist Residency!

Artist in Residence a time when I can create!

Well fans, in 13 days I will be traveling down to Truth or Consequences, NM to start in my first artist residency at Starry Night Residency. I am super excited about this opportunity to take some time to develop my art work. As I have told my students apply to different residency when you are on break or done with school, it is a good way to reevaluate yourself and your works. I can not wait to work fully on my art work for two weeks and I can not wait to see what I create. Please stay tune. I will be uploading a blog site for everyone to follow! Happy Artist!

Exciting News

I have some exciting news to share with my fans this coming week! It involves art and more art. So please check back soon to find out this exciting news.


This evening I will be down at Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Grove participating in 33April.  I am excited to be apart of this show! I can not wait to see everyone down there! The show will be up till May 4th, so definitely come down and see it when you get a chance.


Instagram a quick snap shot of art works.  As I have been working on my art work more in the studio, I noticed I created a lot of miniature pieces from my larger works.  This little works are more of a progression of ideas in works that will become big later on down the road.  So I have decided to join Instagram to document my process.  You can follow me here:  I will be posting up to date images of works in progress and inspiring images.  So if you are on Instagram please follow me.

Layers and layers led to..

play    Here’s is a new piece I have been working on the past couple of weeks.  Dealing with layers and more layers of paint and ink. I think it has turned out really well! I will be starting a new series based off this inner movement we all have. Can not wait to see where this will take me.

January works

When putting new ideas into play, I put down rough sketches that I eraser and rework til I feel the paper has a beautiful history of mark making behind it. This is done first before placing that solid mark which defines the art work. I leave a history behind for the viewer to see and enjoy the energy I have place on the paper.