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Spanish Bullfight Painting

  The bullfight….controversial, yes, but an event that is woven within the fabric of Spanish culture. My wife went

Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica – beach, soccer, fish, relax

I’ve been going through my photos from the Peace Corps a lot lately and finding inspirations for paintings.  In 2008 I

A Toddler’s Innocence and Mangos Painting

A Weekend Trip to the Beach in Nosara As I’ve mentioned before in my blog, from 2006 to 2008, I was a Peace Corps Volunt

Musical and Cultural Inspiration for Painting – Vallenato from Colombia

Inspiration from Smithsonian Folklife Festival This past weekend my wife, a friend and I went to the Smithsonian Folklife Fest

Cardinal Bird Painting

Cardinal Bird Painting The other day I was taking a walk outside and saw a bright red cardinal bird sitting in a tree.  The c

Heaven Shining Through – new oil painting

Here is the finished oil painting entitled “Heaven Shining Through.”  Our family friend Jorn took a photo of the

Literature, art and a personal connection. “Facing the Storm,” interpreted from The Catcher in the Rye.

Archival matte paper prints of this Catcher in the Rye painting can be purchased here. Over the past couple of months, I’

Arte, Cultura de Costa Rica, Música, Baile y Fiesta (and mean faces, smile next time!!)

I came across this photo on Facebook last night of my former students Brad and Itxel, in traditional Guanacaste dress, standin

The Making of Therapeutic Art

I’ve been meeting with Jeff Lynhurst a few times over the past couple of weeks to get feedback about the “Catcher

2/3 done with painting

Just have to add some more depth with the rye, make the sky a bit darker and more dangerous-looking, and add in the main chara