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"PAINT AS YOU LIKE AND DIE HAPPY"
Henry Miller 

"MUSIC IS VITAMIN OF THE HEART"
Sign on a music store in Nihonmatsu Japan

THE PAINTINGS BELOW ARE FROM 2018. ALL THE PICTURES MEASURE 30 X 40 INCHES, PAINTED WITH ACRYLICS ON FABRIANO PAPER, MOUNTED ON FOAM CORE WITH A THIN, BLACK, ANODIZED ALUMINUM FRAME.

TRIO WITH RED BASS & BLUE GUITAR.

YOU KNOW YOU'VE GOT IT IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD.

YELLOW CELLO.

ON THE ROAD TO HOPE LAKE.

BUDDHA HANDS (MUDRA).

BIRD MAN.

HOT SIX.

FROGGY.

RED VIOLIN.

CRY ME A RIVER.
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THE GREEN DOOR.

BAILY.

FOUR HORNS.
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BOOGIE.

HUMMER.
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THE PAINTINGS BELOW ARE FROM 2017

BUMBLY BEE.

JOHNNY B GOODE.

RAJASTAN.

ELLA.
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CROONERS.

TYGER, TYGER, BURNING BRIGHT.
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LADY DAY.

CHUCK AND MUDDY.

BEND IT.

RADIANT BOY.

SPRINT.

DANCERS.

TORTUGA.

                                  THE PAINTINGS BELOW ARE FROM 2016.

BOYS IN THE BAND.

HAWK EYE.

GOLDEN HORN.

FOREST OF THE NIGHT.

THE WOODS.

PANTHERA.

CATAMOUNT.

MODERN MAJOR GENERAL.

BIG HORN.

ALLY.

HOW THE LEOPARD GOT ITS SPOTS.

BILLIE.

AS FAST AS YOU CAN.

THE ABOVE PAINTINGS ARE FROM 2016. THOSE BELOW ARE FROM 2015.
THE PICTURES MEASURE 30 BY 40 INCHES. THEY ARE PAINTED WITH ACRYLICS  ON FABRIANO PAPER, MOUNTED ON ARCHIVAL FOAM CORE AND FRAMED IN BLACK METAL.

 PAINTINGS ABOVE ARE FROM 2015              PAINTINGS BELOW ARE FROM 2014                                        

PAINTINGS ABOVE ARE FROM 2014                 PAINTINGS BELOW ARE FROM 2013

PAINTINGS ABOVE ARE FROM 2013               PAINTINGS BELOW ARE FROM 2012

DANCE INSTRUCTIONS

Rout all doubt. Fresh eyes. Work without a net.

Be generous, fearless, slather on the paint.

Consumed. On fire. Be late for work.

Celebrate: hike, bike, ski, laugh, sing, dance. 

Everything agrees with you. In synch.

Moss, hummingbirds, elk, spruce: the wild world.

Raw, rough, raucous, rambunctious, rude.

GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION

“Paint as you like & die happy” Henry Miller

“First thought, best thought” Allen Ginsburg

“Best thought, no thought” Moi

“Energy is eternal delight” William Blake

“Come let’s go snow viewing till we’re buried” Basho

“Something more deeply interfused” Wordsworth

“I sing the body electric” Walt Whitman

“I praise the mountain gods night & day” Mirabai

“The Soul selects her own society” Emily Dickinson

“Drink the wine that moves you” Rumi

“Poetry is the human soul entire, squeezed like a lemon or a lime, drop by drop into atomic words.” Langston Hughes

“What do you care what others think” R. Feynman

“In wildness is the preservation of the world” Henry David Thoreau

“All ideas come out of the work itself” Chuck Close

“Everyone wants to understand art; why not try to understand the songs of a bird” Picasso

“We are confronted with insurmountable

opportunities” Pogo

“Don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” Louis Armstrong

“The soul is here for its own joy” Robert Bly

“For me making art is like finding one’s way without a map. I usually end up in some maze” Raymond Pettibone

“Colors are the wounds of light” William Blake

I went out unto the woods because a fire was in my head” William Butler Yeats

“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live:” Charles Bukowski

“But the real work is being done outside by someone digging in the ground” Rumi

“Improvement makes straight roads, but the crooked roads without improvement are the roads of genius” William Blake

“Put some stank on it” A Nonny Moose

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it “ Robin Williams

“Do not fear mistakes. There are none” Miles Davis

“All children are born artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” Picasso