Less But Better

March 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Since life has seemed a bit complicated lately. I decided to jump back into my artwork, it’s my place of refuge. I also decided to challenge myself and create a new series that offered figurative abstract work that used the minimal amount of detail to achieve it. Seemed simple at the time but became easier said than done to achieve. So, this has b...
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The Misplaced History of Women

February 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Grimalkin Studio recently came upon a fascinating four-part series on Netflix “The Ascent of Woman” by Dr. Amanda Foreman here’s the website link. The Ascent of Woman I’m going to paraphrase a bit from the website because its description of the series is excellent. This four-part documentary series is groundbreaking and was originally created for...
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Protest ART in Visual Form

February 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The recent weeks have brought protest art to the forefront once again. I’m speaking of visual art from cartoonists like Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau to one of the most notable of our time street artist Banksy protest art is everywhere. We see it on posters placards, in memes, on graffiti walls and in art galleries. The history of protest art is ol...
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2017 A Year That Begins With Some Uncertainty

January 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
2017 has arrived and all the uncertainty about change has arrived as well. So far its a quiet beginning. I sit looking out on a cold morning with the sun shining and a fire in the wood stove and wonder will 2017 really be so different? Will I sit here next year feeling the sort of unfocused dread about the state of the world that I have today? Or...
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Magical Ireland

December 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
T he year is closing and I'm in a mood to reminisce. I started my day thinking about places that seem to have a special almost magical feel to them. Ireland is of course one of those places. Steeped in history it's a country full of storytellers. While famous for the written word, Ireland also offers up a visual story that can be told through phot...
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