I’m back!

Back at the easel again

It has been a very long time.

A lot has changed over the past couple of years. Fall out from the Pandemic forced me to shutter my studio/gallery space and focus the majority of my time and energy working a typical 9 to 5 job. For most people, thats just what they do, but for me, I’d pretty much given up on the idea that I’d work in an office again. 

It’s taken a minute for me to recalibrate my thinking, and my sense of identity and self took a bit of a hit these past two years. I surprised myself by finding that I enjoy my job, and I’ve turned it into something I can see working at for the long haul. It took me a while to be okay with that, to be okay with being good at my job and liking it. To be okay with being something other than an artist, that I can be both a career person and an artist, and even a professional artist.

Over the past couple of years, I just didn’t have the energy to maintain my website. I barely had the energy to paint and work… that has slowed to a trickle. However, I’ve gained new wind, and started to carve out a niche where I can do both work and paint, and also have the energy to engage with the world again.

So over the next several weeks, things will start to shift and change as I strive to restart this page, and my art. My goal is to find the Happy Medium, between all art all the time or nothing.

My job has helped with that considerably. My world didn’t crumble and fall apart when I stopped painting full time — I honestly had convinced myself that it could happen. 

I’m still here, still painting just not as much as before. So, for those of you who’ve stuck with me over the years despite my dropping off the face of the planet for the past two years, thank you for your continued support. For those of you who are new to my page and my work, thank you for your interest and support as well. Things are shifting, and I hope you’ll come back and see what is new and different in the coming weeks and months.

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