The Power of a Simple Spiral

Every so often, in between commission projects, art planning, and business tasks, I am inspired to paint something on a whim, an urge if you will. One evening, I felt the time was right to create a thick textured golden spiral that had been on my mind and heart for a few months. There is …

Painting Turtles for a Fun and Challenging Creative Session

Painting turtles is no easy task. Ask anyone who has painted one. Especially for the first time. And especially if you haven’t painted anything in forever! These amazing ladies were such a fun group to paint with, and I admire their willingness to be open to the process. I am proud of every single one …

Why I am not offended by the offer of “exposure” in exchange for my work

You know what I’m talking about. Creative artists of all kinds get asked to donate their work or talent for a fundraiser, charity event, or whatever other production, in exchange for “exposure.” Some feel offended when asked to “give our talent for free.” I don’t. Here’s why. I’m specifically referring to the unpaid opportunities that come up …

The Easy Way I Got Started Painting With Acrylics

One of the most common questions I get asked about painting is: What supplies do you use and where do you buy them? I am writing this to save myself from repeating my answer over and over. I mean, I don’t mind, but this will be much more helpful, for me and you. So, painting …

May Creative Session: Full of Life  & Color

The first Saturday of the month brings life and color to Guma’ Tasa once again! Creative Sessions are held monthly, and this weekend’s class was a full one. Everyone created beautiful imagery of all kinds. The diversity of art that happens in these sessions always amazes me. Many participants surprise themselves with their creations, whether …

Painting Party During the Lunar Eclipse on Guam

This Saturday was a full moon, lunar eclipse, and a painting party night! I had a private Creative Session with a wonderful group of ladies (and a curious kitty). They were inspired by a photo of an island and a turtle, so we let it evolve from there. My classes aren’t so much of an …

April Creative Session at Guma’ Tasa, Full of Color

April is in full effect, and today was kicked off with some painting fun at Guma’ Tasa. We had some abstract designs, scenery, and imaginative pieces created on the spot. Creative Sessions are held every 1st Saturday of the month at Guma’ Tasa. I provide supplies for acrylic painting, and you get to come and …

Creation Spotlight: Black, Red and Gold Floral Painting

This piece has been in my mind’s eye for some time now, a darker painting with metallic colors for the floral design. I actually did this piece to go along with a photoshoot I recently did. As it goes with any of my pieces, especially the ones with metallic paints, different lighting situations change the …

Impromptu Creative Session at Home With a Friend

Yesterday while cleaning up palettes from previous Creative Sessions, I had a friend over, and we had an impromptu session to use up leftover wet paint. We went into the zone, with drinks on the side, and music beats in the background. Here are our little creations:

Sneak Peek on the Easel: A Big Colorful Tree in the Making

Last week I started a new piece, and it’s another big one! Pulled out a 4’x6′ canvas to play with, and I’m already having a blast painting what is shaping up to be a big colorful tree. It has a lot of warmth in it right now, but the next few layers of colors will be …

Host Your Own Private Painting Party on Guam

Hafa adai! Some pics from a private Creative Session I facilitated the other night. Gather your friends or colleagues at the location of your choice and book your own private Creative Session. Fee is $40/person. Minimum of 10 people, and must schedule at least 2 weeks prior to desired session date. Book now, as all fees …

February Creative Session Draws a Full House to Guma’ Tasa for Painting Fun!

February’s Creative Session was held this past Saturday (every 1st Saturday of the month) at Guma’ Tasa, and we had a record number of participants. We filled up tables and everyone created art together. Participants seemed to enjoy themselves, and also surprise themselves with some of their creations! Here are some photos from the session:

Murals & Street Art on Guam

I’ve been gradually collecting and taking images of Guam’s local murals and street art, to showcase the more attractive walls and buildings on Guam. There are plenty of “eye sores” here on Guam, abandoned & dilapidated buildings, junk yards, and garbage, but I try to find the beauty instead. The art. And there is plenty …

Opake Guam ~ Paint Supplies, Skate Gear & Apparel

Finally got a chance to stop in and check out Opake, a well-known art & skate shop here on Guam. I don’t skate, but my brother Shane does, so does my son and a whole bunch of friends. I do create art though, and appreciate ALL art. I love me some quality graffiti art and …