Creative Spotlight: Sirena the Mermaid

Sirena, a famous mermaid legend here on Guam, has decided to make her presence on my canvas. She is the young girl who loved the sea so much she would spend most her days there, and would often forget her chores that her mother and godmother assigned her. One day she forgot about some important family …

Creative Spotlight: Magic Tree Painting

Up next going in to my exhibit at Pika’s Cafe in Upper Tumon, Guam (across St. John’s school)… the Magic Tree. Acrylic painting on 3’x5′ stretched canvas. I’ve been wanting to paint a big tree again for awhile now, and finally got my fix! May put a few more finishing touches on the tree, but …

Creative Spotlight: Moon Goddess, Brightened

So I painted this Moon Goddess painting, and I really loved her, and then the other day she “said” to me “I want to be brighter!” My easel was free and clear when the huge canvases for the Guam Reef Hotel moved out, so Moon Goddess took its place on the easel and began to …

Guam Reef Hotel Project PART 3

Here is PART 3 to the Guam Reef Hotel Project. (You can also check back to PART 1 and PART 2 to see from the beginning). It has been a serendipitous series of events that led up to the project’s birth. There are so many parallels to this story, it will probably sound too good to be …

Painting & Self Portraits Day

I love photography just about as much as I love painting. Over the years, I’ve gotten way more comfortable with being in photos and also taking self-portraits, especially as I’ve had to do so for my website and other projects requiring a photo and artist bio. It is weird at first writing about yourself and …

Creative Sessions: Making Rainbows

Yesterday’s Creative Session was Rainbow-themed! Rainbows of all kinds, shapes, forms, AND colors. What would YOUR rainbow look like? Traditional? Abstract? Scenic? Symbolic? Tiny? Huge? Earthy? Neon? Participants from yesterday’s session had a great time creating their rainbows, myself included. Here is a photo-journey of the session:

Weekend of Rainbows: Creative Session + Women’s Gathering

Hafa adai! This Saturday is March 9th, weekend of the new moon (on the 11th). At 10am we will meet at Tu Re Cafe and this Creative Session‘s theme is Rainbows. You can take that to any level you like, morph it into your own creation. You can be traditional or experimental. Your world, your …

Creative Spotlight: Magic of the Ifit Flower

So this past week I decided I wanted to paint something specific. An ifit flower. And I just happened to have a beautiful photo that I took of one last year, much better than any photo I found searching on google! Of course, I would paint it in my own style, my creative version, not …

Creative Spotlight: The Magic Behind the Turtle Painting

Some of you knew this was coming. I’ve talked of turtles and their magic before, shared with friends, made mentions of one day painting a turtle into one of my artworks. Well, there has been a lot of turtle magic in my life recently, and to tell you the truth, this painting wasn’t planned. It …

Creative Spotlight: Moon Goddess

Continuing my painting groove, today I created this piece titled “Moon Goddess” and I just love her! It is a 24″x30″ acrylic on canvas, with a lot of movement. She is a goddess of the moon, she is nameless. She ebbs and flows as the tides do, she follows a rhythm and cycle that is …

Creative Spotlight: Her Majesty, The Queen(s)

Had an image in my mind today and immediately set up my easel, a 24″x30″ canvas, and my paints to start on it while the inspiration was fresh. It is titled “Her Majesty,” and represents a queen who is energetic, full of life & joy, powerful, graceful, bold, loving and playful. She is well-respected for …

Awesome Creative Session: Beading, Watercolor, Acrylic, Sand & Writing

Last Creative Session was awesome! We had a full house, including a mini artist. Between the 8 of us, we were painting (acrylic and watercolor), beading, mixed media (sand, collage), writing, brainstorming, resume writing, and simply enjoying ourselves. With some fun music, great conversation, and of course, tons of creativity swirling around, it was quite …

Creative Spotlight: Biggest Custom Painting Yet!!

  This huge canvas is 5 feet x 3 feet, and is filled with deep blues, seaweed greens, luminescent white, silver & pearl. This painting is a special custom piece I did for my dad as a gift for Christmas. It is giant swirling wave scene, a mesmerizing piece for sure. He says he loves …

Creative Spotlight: The Seed

“The Seed” 24″x30″ acrylic on stretched canvas This painting was originally intended to be submitted to the GAX V: Guam Art Exhibit, though I ended up not being able to participate after all. “The Seed” represents the past, present, and future. It is the literal and figurative symbol of creation, of spirit/consciousness evolving. It symbolizes …

Creative Spotlight: Fire in the Gypsy

Today’s Creation Spotlight is featuring a 3-panel painting titled “Fire in the Gypsy.” I’d like to give a behind-the-scenes peak into the painting process, so a time-lapsed video clip is in order. Scroll down to view it. Quick stats: Acrylic paint on 8″x24″ panels of stretched canvas. This was a fun painting. I enjoy the …