Adventures at the first annual Valley of the Latte Festival

The weekend was filled with adventure and beauty at the 1st annual Valley of the Latte Festival in my home village, Talofofo. I was one of the artists exhibiting, and while I have let go of doing most events, this one pulled me in with the natural beauty of the land.The 2-day event is held along …

Latte Stone Paintings for the Valley of the Latte Festival

The Guam Valley of the Latte Adventure Park just held its first annual festival along the Talofofo River, where there is also an ancient latte stone village site. I was one of the artists exhibiting, and these are two 8″x10″ latte stone paintings that I did for the event.

Moonlit Jungle Clearing Painting from Start to Finish

The Guam Valley of the Latte Adventure Park just held its first annual festival along the Talofofo River, where there is also an ancient latte stone village site. I was one of the artists exhibiting, and this is a moonlit jungle clearing painting that I did for the event. Here are photos of the process …

Divine Wave Painting from Start to Finish

Waves are one of my favorite, and most challenging subject to paint. I’ve always been in love with the ocean, and am endlessly amazed by the power and beauty of ocean waves. This Divine Wave is acrylic on stretched canvas, 24″x30″ and is exhibited at MoSa’s Joint in Hagatna, available for purchase. Here are photos …

Adventures of March Memories in Photos

What a month! It isn’t even quite over yet. March continues to march to the beat of its own drum, urging us all to do the same. So many surprises, travel, simple adventures in nature, risks and rewards, hard work, reflection, captures of beauty, letting go, spring break at the pool, the beach & the …

Maga’lahi Rooster Commission Painting

Maga’lahi is a commissioned rooster painting, of a Kelso breed that holds special meaning to its owner. On Guam, breeding roosters is a long-held hobby and connoisseurship alike. While some engage in the culture of cockfighting, this owner loves roosters for the art of breeding and the memories of growing up with loved ones who …

7 Insights from my 2nd Uplevel Gold Retreat

Only a few hours ago, I made it back to Guam from Asheville, NC, where I attended my 2nd Uplevel Gold retreat hosted by Christine Kane and her Uplevel team. The insights are endless, but there are some that really stand out, lessons relearned on a deeper level. I have been participating in the Uplevel …

How to protect your vibe from toxic creativity-killers

Do you ever feel completely drained or unmotivated to create anything? I’m pretty sure we all experience this on some level at some point. If this is you, it’s all good. There is nothing wrong with you. There are toxic creativity-killers that I have learned to identify and either avoid or zap with my magic wand of …

Strength in Roots Commission Painting

Earlier this month I was commissioned to paint a 2nd piece for a lovely little family. The first one was for the little girl’s birthday a couple years ago, and now that baby brother has entered the world, time for a new birthday painting! I created this one in similar likeness to his big sister’s …

Why I Won’t Be Holding the Luna Festival this Year

Ok, I will be honest, it was hard just to write that title. As difficult and bittersweet as it’s been to come to this decision, I know it is the right one. Here’s why. In order to convey what led to this decision, let me go back in time to when I had the inspiration …

Ray of Sunshine Commission Painting for Mom and Daughter

A fun and challenging commission painting, “Ray of Sunshine” is an acrylic painting on 11″x14″ stretched canvas recently finished. Based on a photo of a mother’s daughter, this piece is a special one, capturing the essence of her little girl reading, in the sanctuary of golden light streaming in through a bedroom window. I actually …

Intuitive “Alive” Commission Painting Start to Finish

The latest painting finished and out the studio is a commissioned intuitive piece titled “Alive,” is a piece inspired by the idea that each of us holds a light within. It is an acrylic painting on 12″x16″ stretched canvas. We are all connected in many ways, sharing the air we breathe, the ground we walk on, …

Last Creative Session Painting Party for Awhile!

Had a lovely painting session with these fun (and talented!) ladies yet again. Always a great time with this group, and it feels bittersweet to announce that I will no longer be holding Creative Sessions until further notice. All events are temporarily being put on hold this year, as I direct my focus toward expanding …

Taotaomo’na Tree & Golden Moon Reflection Paintings SOLD & in their new space!

My favorite part of creating art for sale, is seeing the painting in its new home. The Taotaomo’na Tree and Golden Moon Reflection paintings joined each other in “their” new condo. 😉 Here are the paintings in the studio, and now in their new space.

Photo Adventures of Friends, Family, Art & Surf in January!

January has been full of fun, all alongside kicking off the year and getting in gear business-wise. Including, though not limited to: Hiking, goats (Wendy, specifically), kids, dogs, surfing, surfboard making, happy hour, networking, events, reading, retreat, art, MoSa’s Joint, and more surfing. I will let the photos do the storytelling in this case!

Commissioned to Recreate the Sun & Wind Painting on a Smaller Scale

At the Holiday Craft Fair, I had a request from a client to commission a painting based on the original large Sun & Wind piece that I did for the Guam Utilities building, but this piece would be condensed to a smaller square. It is always tricky when changing the scale of an image as …

Thoughts of Love: An Intuitive Abstract Commission Artwork

Every once in awhile, I get a commission request to paint an intuitive piece as a gift for someone on Valentine’s day, open to whatever I feel or envision. Recently, I received a request to paint “my thoughts on love,” completely open to my interpretation and vision, no other instructions or detailed preferences. I truly …