Nehemiah means “God wipes our tears.” I knew then that this was my story. Life can be challenging, but God is compassionate.
Category Archives: Artist
Baptism @ the Van Duzen
This is the story behind the painting of Baptism @ the Van Duzen. As I seek to grow as an artist, I want to not only grow in skill and the ability to make an image more convincing, I want to be more purposeful in selecting subjects that are more personal, vulnerable and courageous. InContinue reading “Baptism @ the Van Duzen”
Axiom #1: The End Product Will Never Be Greater Than the Idea Behind the Artwork.
I’m at the point in life where I love to pass on to others things that I have learned along the way. As I teach and as I ponder great thoughts while painting I come back to some principles, some axioms, over and over again. I thought it would be good to get these writtenContinue reading “Axiom #1: The End Product Will Never Be Greater Than the Idea Behind the Artwork.”
Stretching an Art Canvas
Stretching an Art Canvas youtube.com/watch
Paint Nite in Fortuna
A Paint Nite evening brings together friends old and new to experience the process of making a painting in a fun social atmosphere. On this evening we painted a still life with pears and a lot of laughter in between. Set in Nehemiah’s Art Studio and Gallery in Fortuna, California, Art Nite is a time toContinue reading “Paint Nite in Fortuna”
My Art Studio Has a New Name
When my art studio moved, I wanted to give it a new name. It wasn’t long before the idea of “Nehemiah’s” started rolling around in my mind. Now I have a great rescue dog named “Nehemiah,” but I named the dog as a mascot for the gallery (not the gallery after the dog 🙂 . Continue reading “My Art Studio Has a New Name”