Category Archives: museums

Exhibit: Drawing From the Tropics, April 17 to May 29, 2014

My tropical paintings and drawings are now on display- available for purchase- in the gallery space of the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, as part of the Myriad Botanical Gardens Fine Art Series. I can’t say enough about this exotic jungle under glass, except … Continue reading

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New year, with various cats

I’m a cat lover, which doesn’t mean anything but it’s a nice excuse to share kitty pics with you. The Smilodon skull above is a fabulous museum quality cast of a fossil, purchased from the Museum of Osteology’s gift shop. … Continue reading

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Friday Figures, and Great Art in Tulsa

If you find yourself anywhere near Tulsa between now and March 24, try to get to the Gilcrease Museum and catch the Edgar Payne (1883-1947) retrospective, The Scenic Journey. I just got home and want to turn around and go … Continue reading

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Exhibit Reviewed!

Now it all feels real. John Brandenburg of The Oklahoman reviews Drawing the Motmot. I think he likes it.  

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Panama’s Big Tree Comes to Oklahoma

The Big Tree is coming to town. As part of Drawing the Motmot, An Artist’s View of Tropical Nature (please see the sidebar), it’s going up on the wall at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in all … Continue reading

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Wausau: It’s All A Warm Fuzzy Blur

Just got back from Birds in Art and still processing an amazing weekend. All’s still a pleasant blur but a few gems stand out: Master Artist John Busby speaking on life, art and process; the life-drawing session set up for … Continue reading

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Flying Off To Wausau, Fashion Forward

There’s a new word in my head the past few days; Ant Man put it there as hummingbirds ganged up on the feeders and each other, fighting more than feeding. It’s just days before migration and they are tanking up … Continue reading

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