• New art show in Anacortes! I'm happy to be featured with other local artists in the 98221 Gallery show, sponsored by the Anacortes Arts Comission. The show is now live and runs from Dec 2021-May 15, 2022.

     

    A unique feature of this show is that art will be available to take home immediately after being purchased. If an artist sells a piece, they'll then have the option to add another piece of art to fill the space. That means it will be a revolving show so visiting periodically should provide a different set of art with each subsequent visit. Fun!


  • Announcing The Museum of Northwest Art's 2021 art auction!

     

    MoNA holds these auctions annually but this year has the added distinction of being their 40 year anniversary. That's a major milestone, alright. I speak from experience, having recently crossed the 40-year threshold as well.

     

    I'm participating in MoNA's auction for my first time with a submission of the 4 images below. These are all from my A Tree A Day collection from 2019. Some art from this collection is still available in my website store but these four will be among the more than 300 pieces in MoNA's auction.


  • It’s been almost 6 months since I created a new blog post. That’s definitely a departure from my intended once-a-month blogging schedule. Alas. “Man proposeth, God disposeth,” as the saying goes. There’s a little bit of King James English for you. Got to love the -eth suffix.

     

    Still, a lot has happened in the last 6 months. Since I haven’t yet managed to turn my art into a steady source of income I’ve had to resort to doing some odd jobs around Anacortes, Washington, where I live. I’ve developed many skills during my years in the monastery (and before) that seem to be in high demand in the small town of Anacortes. It’s a popular retirement destination, after all, so you can imagine a lot of elderly people that need help with all types of things. Gardening, painting, cleaning, home repairs, and care-giving are some of the things people want to pay me for. Now I just have to figure out how to get people to want to pay me for my art!

     

    Speaking of art, I have had some noteworthy developments which I’d like to share with you.