Movement into Painting

Movement into Painting

I started this painting in a different way – with movement. Music is going, big canvas, lots of room to move… With pencil in hand the marks were grand swirling gestures. Then I saw the faces. Abstract faces. I sketched them in and kept looking to see what...
Make Me a Prophetic Painting

Make Me a Prophetic Painting

So how does that happen? A commissioned prophetic painting? Here’s what I got from the client: babies, anchors and the color navy. I told this to an artist friend and she just blurted out a big laugh. HaHa! It’s all in the process of problem solving and...
Pearls Revisited

Pearls Revisited

I came across this commission piece. I never met the woman who commissioned this in person. She saw my art, mostly portraits, in a coffee shop in downtown Winston Salem. She called and sent photos and I painted. I also offered a frame option, which I often do. I was...
Art News

Art News

Marta Richardson has just released her first solo CD, Mystic Canticle. You can check out all the news from her release party on facebook. There is a really cool piece of abstract art  by Mariyah Sultan on the CD cover. For years Marta played with Songs of Water....
Freedom 58 Project

Freedom 58 Project

I was honored to participate in the Freedom 58 Project by painting this portrait of Avarielle who was a victim of the sex trade. Info from Freedom 58 Project Mission: Using art to give dignity to former slaves and victims of violent oppression and build awareness of...