"Being an artist isn’t just a “right brain” activity---you must use ALL of your brain, body and spirit to create. When the creation is done, the whole is much more than the sum of its parts… and so is the creator." - Lyrae Perry

Art and Story

"Ghosts in the Trees" copyright by Lyrae Perry 2015

Art and story are the same thing.  They may seem to be different, but our brains are always busy filtering input and interpreting … [Read more...]

Aaron Koblin

Aaron Koblin's digital image of SMS transmissions in Amsterdam

Unless you're really into the digital graphic world, you probably have never heard of Aaron Koblin. Fasten your seatbelt ... 'cuz you're in for a real … [Read more...]

William T. Cooper

Painting by William T. Cooper

When I got here, my friends shared a wonderful video interview of artist and naturalist, William T. Cooper, by Sir David Attenborough.  Cooper was painting … [Read more...]

Wild Rosies

Rose-breasted cockatoos at Sunset.

Wild Rosies everywhere!  They are fast flyers and you generally only get a flash of pink and grey as they zip … [Read more...]

Home Away From Home

Galerita galerita - Sulphur Crested cockatoo

My home away from home in Australia is Stewart & Sue Williamson's place in Samford, Queensland.  The Williamson's home is a rambling ranch style, but … [Read more...]

New Artwork

Psittacula cyanocephala

I have new artwork to share this week!  I've been painting just about every free minute and completing lots of paintings for upcoming shows this fall.  … [Read more...]

Oh My God!


It’s not blasphemy, it’s not a phrase intended to offend.  It’s one that most of us use quite a bit.  But have you thought about you really mean when you … [Read more...]

What’s that funny little symbol all about?


Writing is an art.  Egyptian heiroglyphics and Mayan glyphs took the art of writing to the highest level by blending drawing and meaning into symbols.  The … [Read more...]

The Healing Gifts of Art

Nancy and poppy painting

I asked my friend Nancy Jones to share her story because I think it's inspirational and it may be helpful to others who may find themselves or a loved one … [Read more...]