I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


Wicked Cool Portraits


I just checked out a post on Elyse Sewell’s blog. She saw an interesting exhibit at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. It’s an exhibit titled Dialogue With the peasants of Tiangonsi Villages by Chen Shaofeng. The artist basically had his subjects sit across from him and they would simultaneously paint portraits of each other (hence Read More

Jennifer Hillary Sullivan


This is a new (and living!) artist that I’ve been digging lately. I first saw her painting Gaze on a greeting card at a local bookshop (pictured here, Oil on Canvas, 24″ X 36″, 2003). I stopped and was drawn in by the interesting way she cropped the picture and her delicate values. Then, I Read More

Recommended Artist


I have recently taken an interest in another living artist’s work. Her name is Kathleen Jardine and she does watercolors & oil paintings. Very often her subjects are portraits, although recently she’s been doing more meditative studies of place & light. She makes beautiful work with great detail. I look at her portraits and feel Read More

Cool Sidewalk Chalk Artist


Check this out! This guy has an incredible grasp of perspective drawing and also uses some seriously expensive pastels to get these done! I love stuff like this! I’ve considered having a sidewalk chalk competition in my Art classes for fun! That would be so neat! Maybe if I have a day with nothing left Read More

JalinePol W.


The artist Neal referred to in my last blog was JalinePol W. She is an artist whose work I first saw at the Hanson Gallery in Sausalito, CA. Her work is of flowers & landscapes. She paints similar to Van Gogh, with lots of paint and a palette knife (as opposed to a brush) for Read More

Hung Liu


Well, I have another artist that I would officially like to add to my favorites list. Her name is Hung Liu. She was born in China in 1948 and, due to some bad situations going on at the time, was parted from her father (whom she did not see again until 1994). Anyway, her story Read More