"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

Summer Shows!

This is a busy time of year for me because there are so many wonderful summer shows to participate in and it’s a good time to see what all of my artist friends have been up to as well.  Here in Texas, most of the shows are inside in blessed air conditioning, so everyone can enjoy the artworks, visit with friends and stay cool.

I’m participating in two shows at the same time, in different parts of Austin, Texas.  You’re cordially  invited to the artists reception and opening of these summer shows!   If you can’t make the openings, feel free to stop by these venues  whenever it’s convenient for you.    I’ve listed the reception date, show dates, locations and times to make it easy for you to find the venues even if you aren’t familiar with Austin.


Martian Water Muse

Martian Water Muse


Capital Art Society Show  When It’s Hot!

August 8 – 23, 2014

Austin Art Space
7739 Northcross Dr., Suite Q, Austin, Texas    78757

Reception, Saturday August 9th, 6-8 PM






Austin Art Space

Fridays and Saturdays

11:00am-6:00pm and by appointment

Weekdays when artists are on the premises

Map Link:http://www.mapquest.com/?hk=QZKjZA&icid=embed_viewLargerMap

The show theme is very appropriate for summer and we were asked to submit artworks depicting things that represented anything when it’s hot.  I’m very excited to have two pieces in the Austin Art Space that have never been shown before: 

1. “Martian Water Muse” 

This was a fun painting for me because I threw out definite spacial references in the artwork and blended elements that you might only find in a dream.

2. “Running on  Epi “

This painting is a nod to the epitaxial process where micro-thin layers of elements (think periodic table of elements here) are sprayed on a silicon wafer in a hot reactor.   All is done according to a recipe and  in a clean room.  The wafers look like round black nickel mirrors when they come out.  The wafers are then cut, and otherwise processed  to create computer chips which we are so dependent on to run our technology.  The world is literally running on epi!





Austin Artists @ Work   Summer Show/Exhibit

August 8 – September 3, 2014

Art Gallery at The Old Bakery & Emporium, courtesy of Austin Parks & Recreation Cultural Places, Natural Spaces

1006 Congress Avenue

Austin, Texas   78701


Reception, Friday August 8th, 5-7 PM







9 AM to 4 PM  Mon – Fri, Closed Sat & Sun

The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require assistance for participaiton in our programs or us of our facilities, please call 512-974-3914

Map Link: http://www.mapquest.com/us/texas/business-austin/old-bakery-and-emporium-9752884

I have three pieces that were juried in to this show, with two that have never been shown before: 

1. “Alignment” – from the Cosmic Roads of the South West Series

This is one of my favorite pieces in the series because it depicts different and related alignments as defined by the ancient Maya creation myth.  This artwork however, is not a Mayan creation, it’s my own interpretation of the elements.

2. “Chondrules – Jewels from the Big Bang”

This is a painting of a microscopic slice of a magnetic meteorite showing the precious and semi-precious stones which were molten droplets formed during the hot explosion we call the Big Bang,  a little over 13 billion years ago. I love the abstract design. One of the droplets looks very much like muscle tissue, another looks like broken glass I’ve found in the desert, and another has scientists scratching their heads because this glass-like droplet has radial bars of metal embedded in it!

3. “What do you mean….attitude?

As a professional  aviculturist for the past 35+ years of my life, I’ve enjoyed a unique opportunity to know and study birds.  This big male green wing macaw lives on our farm and is a lot of fun to photograph and paint.  He was really into posturing and showing off for me…with lots of attitude!


I hope you can take a break and find the time to visit these galleries.  There are a lot of amazing artists who’ve contributed works to these shows.  The quality of the work is high, and there’s something for every taste.

Here’s a link with more information about the show at the Old Bakery from KVUE:

I wish for you a wonderful summer!



  1. Did you all get to see the eclipsed blood moon this week? The best viewing is from North America and Australia. If you missed it, it looks like the moon in my painting “Alignment”…:-)

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