JOURNEY SO FAR
The Berrien Artists Guild
The Pastel Society of New Mexico
The Portrait Society of America
The American Society of Portrait Artists
Plein Air Painters of Chicago (PAPC)
Plein Air Painters of Chicago –   Southwest (PAPC-SW)
group I formed. My current best teachers.
Great Lakes Pastel Society
Chicago Pastel Society
Lightholders in the
Elizabeth Larrick, Artist, deceased –
were it not for her I would still think
my work as private ‘doodling’.
Margaret Gardner –“we
can use arbitrary colors.”
Helen Sowa Flynn –“be
Clayton J. Beck “CJ” –“Stand
back between each brush stroke.
exactly where it is going before you put it down.”
Enrique Santana –“You don’t learn
to paint a “thing”.
subject is an excuse to paint a painting – la luz.”
Bob Gerbracht – the man who re-arranged my pastels.
Foster Caddell – the perennial smiling artist’s
eye, always helping you to see.
Leslie DeMille – the use of red to breathe life
into a face.
Gil Dellinger – the possibility of magnificent
large landscapes in pastel.
The Art Students’ League – did you know
you can spend a weekend in
York immersed in a rotation of the best of faculties? Anytime?
Ted Smuskiewicz – the way to wonderful warm rich
Explore, Experiment, Explore……"
“The music of a dream –  the way a dream feels and
what art is about. Art is a printout of the dream.”
are like kids who play in rock and roll bands, or blues players.
about music or notes or anything. They just love
music and go out and
buy a guitar; fall in love with the sound;
play their asses off till they can play the music that's inside
self-contained, self-generated and self-realized creative units."
will learn the most if you) “Just Paint!” ”It
is okay to be self-taught.”
– the problem is the wrong color.”
daily habits of the artist’s life are the fertile soil
paintings can emerge.
best painting I have done is the result of looking at, living
my many mistakes.”
Paint what captures you
If all else fails, paint
Paradoxes for Travelers
It's okay to be a realist –  yet, when we intentionally
are on the path to our deepest personal vision –  which is reality at a different level.
The best way to produce work which people want, is to not have
to make one’s living painting.
When you are ready to throw it away, then you can just play
and then – something magical happens.
Work habits, work habits, work habits…….
To have no goals – To trust….and enter the process.
The Next Steps
To Paint More Each Day
Work habits, Work habits, Work habits……..
you for reading this. I hope it becomes clear how very lucky
grateful I feel for the wonderful journey this life has been
this traveler. I could wish no better for you.