Imagine 2018 and the end of a great summer

Imagine Music and Arts Festival on Orcas island is behind me now and I don’t have any more festivals planned at all. It feels good to be back home and going nowhere at all. I’m looking forward to getting comfy in the studio and finishing the many paintings that were started but not finished because I was constantly being swooped into the next adventure. 2018 has already been the most productive year for painting that I’ve ever had; about 20+ paintings so far.

Here is a beautiful shot of the altar that Anu Honey, Jasper Sircus and Tifa Mudita built at Imagine as a center piece for the dome. It was an honor to be asked to contribute the Orca painting that I started at Beloved a month earlier. I think what they created here is wonderful.

 Have you seen a better altar? Photo: Tifa Mudita

Have you seen a better altar? Photo: Tifa Mudita

And I’m almost done with the two live paintings that I started at Imagine. I’m pretty happy with where they each went. One is a study on river life with tall reeds, cattails and maybe some fish? The other shows the Earth, Sun and Moon with a campfire that curls up into the canopy of stars that covers us all.

 Work in progress from Imagine 2018

Work in progress from Imagine 2018

 Another work in progress started at Imagine 2018

Another work in progress started at Imagine 2018

All life is swirling around us always…so much gratitude and love for this life, my community and the opportunity to share my art with all of you. Thank you.