Breaking through “Artist Block”

Has your inspiration for creating art run dry? At some point or another in your artistic life, you may have experienced one or more of these things: staring at your artist’s tools (in my case – paints, paper, canvases), but you just can’t “feeling the love.” you have NO any idea what to create and […]

Shine Your God-Colors

You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light […]

XOXOX Tip: Finding Your Five

“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought. ~Matthew 5:5, The Message You know that feeling of self-doubt? That nudging from the inner critic that calls you out saying “who do you think you’re fooling?” Maybe […]

“Your Land…Our Hands,” acrylic on canvas, 2019

Inspired by me conflicting feelings around the Thanksgiving myth we grew up with, and feeling solidarity with my African, Latinx and Native brothers and sisters. “Your Land…Our Hands” is a painting about boundaries. The land, the sky, the trees, and even the sun, are all encompassed by boundaries. Boundaries set, designed by the white imperialists […]

“Emergence”

“Finding one’s voice” may sound like a cliche, but my Emergence Project is simply that – it’s a spiritual process to bring God’s gift to light through image and word. “Finding one’s voice” is to discover what God is communicating through you. The Emergence Project and subsequent painting is an act of mindfulness and creation. […]

Becoming an Artist

With the help of my friend Lee who asked me to hang art at Lilly Library on Duke Campus where he works, I had my first art show. My art is still on display at Lilly for another three weeks. We had a reception a couple weeks ago, with wine and cheese and chocolates. It […]

God as Artist

Sometimes, when I am painting, time gets lost in the process. I start working with color and texture, and before I know it an hour or two has slipped by. The process of creating art is very meditative for me and it’s easy to get lose myself. Creating art helps me to step outside of […]