One of the most understated characters in all of Greek Mythology is Kheiron Khronides. Kheiron was a centaur who lived on Mount Pelion in Thessaly. Though never the star of his own story, his character wielded great influence in the lives of the gods and heroes of mythology as their revered mentor. Kheiron (pronounced kay-ron,… Continue reading Kheiron, Trainer Of Greek Gods, Heroes… And Centaurs.
The most prominent Greek myth involving the centaurs that served as inspiration for my series, Sons of Apollo, is the story of the the battle between the Kentauroi (tribe of centaurs) and the Lapithe (tribe of men) who were their cousins. The centaurs and the Lapithe were descended from Apollo and the nymph Stilbe, who… Continue reading Battling The Centaurs And The Rest Of The Story.
My series, Sons of Apollo, revolves primarily around the mythology about centaurs. In all of Greek mythology, the centaurs are positioned as the bad guys, defeated and driven off or slain by men who are the heroes. The story of the Centauromachy, the biggest battle involving the centaurs, is no exception. My stories were inspired… Continue reading Inspiration for my Novel Series: “Sons of Apollo”
Everything that exists in this world does so because someone was creative. Creativity is that powerful. Unfortunately too many people prescribe to the limiting believe that creativity has something exclusively to do with drawing ability or innate talent. This is the Myth of Creativity. Don’t believe it! While being an artist is largely a creative… Continue reading Creativity Changes The World
You love what you sacrifice for. It’s that simple. The relationship between these two principles became apparent to me during the time I was learning to housebreak my puppy. It was a task that required vigilance and discipline. I had to take him outside every couple hours at a minimum, or I was cleaning a… Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Motherhood- From My Dog: The Relationship Between Love And Sacrifice
I met a woman recently who commented that she had never pursued her art as fully as she’d have liked because her mother had discouraged her with the message that she couldn’t make any money doing art; that it wasn’t practical. My heart broke for her. I could see her passion as well as feel… Continue reading Creativity: Motherhood vs. Art
The celebration of Independence Day every Fourth of July, is a celebration of freedom. This American holiday is, in my opinion, one of our most substantive holidays in terms of ideology. Freedom is at the very heart of American culture. It permeates the whole of our society from our government, to our politics, to our… Continue reading Freedom And Boundaries
There are two kinds of people in the world. People who are creative and people who believe the lie that they’re not. The idea that some select chosen few are creative while the everyone else is left to languish is a complete myth. Everyone has the capacity to be creative. Unfortunately for many people their… Continue reading The Creativity Myth
Every home should have original art. The benefits of art are reaped on all levels, from individual, to family, to society. Here are five benefits of having original art in the home: Original art is personal. Original art has a story. Original art generates conversation. Original art creates culture. Original art is a luxury. Original… Continue reading 5 Reasons Every Home Should Have Original Art
My gallery shop is live as of November 2, 2015. I will be adding paintings daily. This is both thrilling and terrifying. I have accumulated a large inventory of paintings over the last decade it's been since I've had a studio gallery to display and sell my work. I've participated in shows over the years,… Continue reading Announcement and Updates