There’s Always a Way Out

Painting: Dragon Day (inspired by Andrew Peterson's The Wingfeather Saga)   It's a Tuesday morning in quarantine, and I sit here with a cup of coffee in my cozy little apartment, getting all choked up as I try to write this blog post. This painting and I have been together for two years, and I marvel at... Continue Reading →

Reflections on a New Year

Painting: Auld Lang Syne As the year begins to draw its final breath, I find my thoughts wandering it directions best described as reflection and hope. Memories were made this year that I'll never forget. Lessons have been learned, mistakes made, and obstacles either overcome or stumbled over. All considering, I know that I am different... Continue Reading →


Painting: City of Orphans (2 Chronicles 20:12) This blog post is difficult to write; it's hard to express with words the intense, heavy emotion poured into this painting. It's one of my most emotionally raw pieces, and one of my favorite works I've done to date. What originally inspired this painting was a biography of... Continue Reading →

Tie Me to the Mast

Painting: Ulysses (Inspired by song "Ulysses" by Josh Garrels)   The beauty of the song had captivated me. The melody rose then dropped, swelling and subsiding like the waves of the ocean. The words captured deep loneliness, longing, hope, desperation. Then the music built and swelled, growing more wild and intense until the climax—these words:... Continue Reading →

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