On April 1, 2013, I will be installing several new pieces of art at Stephanie Kantis in Highland Park Village, Dallas. I say several because I don’t know right now how many pieces I will be able to finish by then! I have had a few personal set backs including most recently the death of my father. I may not have as many pieces of new work as I would like, but I will have new work! I found new inspiration from an unlikely source: my father’s funeral! The minister, who knew my father well, said that my dad loved life and that he found joy in every day by simply being alive. Since I had been stressing about getting ready for this art show and not being sure if I could produce enough work in the time I had, this moved me in a profound way! I then decided to dedicate each painting I am working on to my dad and to find joy in every bit of the painting process. I still have to occasionally remind myself not to stress, but mostly I am free now to paint with renewed energy and a positive attitude. I believe this will be reflected in my work. Please come see for yourself beginning April 1st!