For an end of the year list, I thought I would share with you the silly, superficial, useful, or fabulous items that made my year suck just a tiny bit less. Also some TV shows, podcasts, and other activities. Let's just admit that buying ourselves a little treat here and there is a nice pick-me-up… Continue reading 2021: A List of Things That Made It Suck Less (a tiny bit)
I was given months to live, and I had to make arrangements -- fast. No one could actually tell me how much time I had, but I felt awful, and we were in the height of the pandemic. I had already made a Will years before due to my ongoing health problems since my first… Continue reading How-To Prepare for Death as an Artist
Lately things have been weird but good, too. I've gotten quite a bit of press and features which is nice. It's always hard to cut through the noise of media in general, and I never know who sees my work, who reads about it, if they come across it in unexpected places, if they even… Continue reading Paintings in Print (and on 7 inch records)
I'm happy to tell you the fruits of this effort has resulted in a solo show called "Drawing Through Reality" with over 50 drawings that will be exhibited at Revolution Gallery opening on Friday, September 17th! This is nothing short of a miracle as I couldn't even move a month before starting these TV marathons. I was sure I'd never make art again, I was sure I would die sooner rather than later.
These past few weeks have marked the first time in almost a year I'm not in some sort of pain. For those who don't know, I am a terminal cancer patient; the cancer is everywhere, I've lost count of the locations, and I've done the hardcore chemo along with hardcore radiation. This isn't my first… Continue reading Essential Beauty Products for Cancer Patients
These days I just assume everyone knows, and that does seem to be the case. My prognosis was months, not years, but even though I was supposed to die in August I am still here. After two more rounds of chemotherapy that has kicked my ass so intensely (even with a break in Hawaii) that… Continue reading Still Here
I've been working on studies for larger oil paintings (possibly) while under the influence of Coronavirus times. These were to be part of a collaboration project or what I may do for another artist residency, but I am trying not to plan out too far, as everything has been on hold and may continue to… Continue reading Works on Paper: Biomorphic Babies
Although the opening happened a while ago, I thought I would recap my solo show with BoxHeart Gallery called "Soft Sugars" of all my little goopy colorful paintings. It was a steady stream of people throughout the run of the show even up until the last day, and it was really cool to field so… Continue reading Soft Sugars Opening in Pittsburgh