December ’22 Studio Update

December ’22 Studio Update

And like that, another year is in the books. While there are some cracks in the self imposed pandemic isolation of the last few years, I’ve grown to accept that this is probably how things are just going to be now. In the past I’d run down my end of the year studio update with…

November ’22 Studio Update

November ’22 Studio Update

Without fail, there’s always a nadir that occurs just before a show. Doubt creeps in. It’s the same every time – you question the validity of your own work, worry if anybody will show up. Larger existential questions about time, effort, value. It feels awful. The doubts hurt. The worst part is knowing none of…

July ’22 Studio Update

July ’22 Studio Update

There’s no better feeling as an artist to feel like you’re in control of your own work. It may sound weird to non-artists, but there’s a high percentage of the time in studio when you’re holding on for dear life. All you can do is to let things take you where they go. All one…

June ’22 Studio Update

June ’22 Studio Update

One of the things I teach in my drawing classes is not to trust your brain. You have to learn to let your eyes and hand communicate to each other. Human brains are wired to identify patterns, rely on prior knowledge and make snap decisions in milliseconds. These are survival lessons taught over thousands of…

May ’22 Studio Update

May ’22 Studio Update

Stuck between looking back and looking ahead is the worst place to be. Flannery O’Conner’s Wise Blood got it right. “Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it.”