I write this post from the safety of home. I wish everyone and their loved ones wellness and kindness during these difficult times. Today I share a recent drawing that has uplifted me. The clasped hands are symbolic of our togetherness even in the midst of social distancing, and the birds are symbolic of hope and love. The drawing has inspired me to create a series of paintings for my Santa Fe show at Meyer Gallery later this year (scheduled for August 28) focusing on the theme of togetherness and resilience.

2020, conte crayon and charcoal on paper

The circumstances of our lives can help us water the seeds of patience, generosity, compassion, and love. The people around us can help us water these seeds, and so can the practice of mindfulness.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the San Antonio Book Festival 2020 has been canceled. I am very honored to have been invited by the festival as a featured author for my book Spellbound. I was very much looking forward to returning to my hometown San Antonio Texas as it is where I began my artistic journey in earnest. My heart goes out to the city in these challenging times. I am also sorry to miss meeting all the fantastic authors in this year’s festival lineup.

To find out how to support the San Antonio Book Festival authors and local booksellers please visit this link on the festival website. https://sabookfestival.org/news/support-local-bookstores/
Please also follow @sabookfest on Instagram where they highlight the authors.

If you wish to obtain a signed copy of my book, please contact the Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe. https://meyergalleries.com/publications/8655/

a view of my stone drawing with 19th Century Marinoni Voirin Press in the background
drawing on a small test stone at Black Rock Editions / Landfall Press
in progress: stone lithography

I am very honored to have been invited to collaborate on a stone lithography print with Black Rock Editions @blackrockeditions, formerly Landfall Press. It is the second time I am working with them. The first time was with Landfall Press (more on this later) on lithography on mylar. The photos above are in progress. I am drawing on stone with lithographic crayons in a very old school 19th Century process. These photos were taken right before social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines went into effect. Work on the print will resume once it is safe to collaborate in person again.