Jessica Torrant is a colorist: her medium may be paint, but her language is color. She embodies that famous quote by Paul Klee: “Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am … More Art & Beauty: Jessica Torrant
I will not weigh in on gun control, or the need for better screening and treatment for mental illness. I will not tell you to “hug your kids a little tighter” (even if you do) or to write your congressman. Urgings are not my intention. I may or may not agree with any of them, … More For today.
Skyler McGee: Balancing Nature and Space I have followed Skyler McGee’s work since she was a student of mine at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Since then, her work has evolved into careful, poetic considerations of nature, space, and color. Inspired by the natural world, Skyler works in fresh, delicate layers. She plays with combinations … More Art & Beauty: Skyler McGee
“Creative artists … are mankind’s wakeners to recollection: summoners of our outward mind to conscious contact with ourselves, not as participants in this or that morsel of history, but as spirit, in the consciousness of being. Their task, therefore, is to communicate directly from one inward world to another, in such a way that an … More The Creative Place
So much of art work is about layering. It is so easy to over-layer, to build a surface up too much to the point that it ceases to breathe. But in nature, layering happens effortlessly, and the effect is often one of ease and strength. The lesson: don’t overwork it. Let it grow how it … More Effortless Layers
A few months ago, I came up with a motto, of sorts: Live with beauty. It came out of an obsession I have with art, color, light, nature, and looking at beautiful things, people, and places. I ache for beauty, I want it to infuse my life, and yet it does not. I have a … More Live with Beauty