Painting inspired by Sekumpul Waterfall in Bali

During both adventures to Bali, I visited the Sekumpul Waterfall in North Bali. It is a breathtakingly beautiful and magical place. I would visit a hundred times or more if I could! When you get to the bottom of a million stairs or so, you walk across a bridge over the river, up alongside the mountain a …

Creative Indeed Guam Art Studio Grand Opening

Grand Opening mission complete! Thank you to everyone that was able to stop by, and thank you to everyone who was there in spirit too. Opening this studio has been a 6-month long journey, and so worth it! Here are photos of the Grand Opening:

Paintings Inspired by the Beautiful Flame Trees on Guam

I was recently inspired by the season of flame trees in full bloom here on Guam. Truly a sight to see, these vibrant red and orange flowers will demand your attention and invite your appreciation for such beauty. As I drove by a particularly amazing flame tree in Hagatna, I knew that it would be …

Latest Creation: Purple Tree Goddess

Catching a break between commission work, I decided to paint an image that has been marinating in my mind’s eye for some time now. The Purple Tree Goddess image is one the represents the rich strength of nature, and that the energy that runs through the trees is the same energy that runs through us. …

Recreating Freedom: A Commission Painting Project

Awhile back I had painted a piece titled Freedom, and it eventually sold at one of my events. The buyer recently contacted me to commission two paintings just like it, except one would have more blues. Here is the first one, done in the likeness of the original. ETA: Blue piece has been finished and …

Black and White Divine Mother Commission Painting

The Divine Mother painting commissions continue! This one is especially unique because it is done in only black, white, and gold paint for a modern style finish for my client’s new office. This piece is a 16″x20″ acrylic on stretched canvas, and to follow are photos and videos of the painting process.

A Starfish Commission Painting in the Making!

Commission complete! A starfish was requested, now it’s time to sign, seal and deliver. This was a really fun piece. I got to play with my new palette knives to create that blended impasto look for the background. Metallic blue and gold were also used in this painting. 30″x30″ acrylic on stretched canvas.

The Making of  a Golden Goddess Painting

Time for some sponge action to create a full-textured Golden Goddess painting commission, inspired by the original Life Force paintings I did a couple years back. This piece was commissioned through the Divine Mother fundraiser campaign to open my art studio. Here’s a play-by-play of the sponging action and close-ups on the textures.

Limited Edition Latte Stone Print Sold to Pete the Collector

The original, first Latte Stone painting that I’d done to start a project intending to create 100 Latte Stone paintings in 1 year. That was a couple years ago, and I’m not sure if I’ve reached 100. I have painted many latte stones though! I got in a special print on metal of this piece, …

Commission Painting Process & Story of a Moonlit Jungle Scene

So when I get a commission request, they often show up as an idea and it evolves from there. Here is the a recent request that I received for this almost-finished moonlit jungle painting: How are you?  We follow you on Instagram and love your paintings!  Our 11th wedding anniversary is in April so we …

A Pair of Unique Divine Mother Painting Commissions

The first set of commissioned Divine Mother paintings are just about finished, with maybe a few adjustments before they are released. They are each unique, one in similar likeness to the original, and one with a different look and feel. I wanted to incorporate the balance between grounded roots (and DNA), and outstretching light and spirit. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …