Art

Bank on it!

My husband, Bob, and I first met Michael Banks at our local Arts Alive Festival,  in Florence, AL.  We were mesmerized by his work – the images, both haunting and illuminating. The texture and color took us to the visionary, outsider art work we had grown to love,…

Nameless… For now

My heart rains in smithereens like red confetti falling From the crown of cumulonimbus heights. Its shredded pieces fall in dizzy circles while Trying to find the perfect landing on uneven ground. My eyes are ajar like shutters to a vacant, soulless castle. I’m not dead. I’m not alive….

First Day of School

Nothing like the first day of a new school in Thailand.  Garnet makes her way to her reward for a long day.  (Photos by Daddy)               On the way with Mom, Sarin – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from…

Choice: Pepe Villegas

– Pepe Villegas A self-taught artist, Pepe Villegas’ creative journey has always embodied a search, a sublime process of unveiling beauty in the unconventional. In 1993 he relocated the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan where he shared a studio and launched his career as an artist. He became part…

Choosing

  Heart Warming Heart Breaking Holy and Love Making Celebrations Infestations Miraculous with Incantations Hope Filled Heart Chilled Wondrous then Joy Killed Dancing with Sorrows Into Mystified tomorrows Futures Unfolding History Beholding Refuge and Solace Road Weary, Solstice Living with Boldness In Quiet Remoteness Death and Destruction Wonder…

Gallery of Caribbean Art

Barbados is peppered with a number of art galleries, and I could not leave Barbados without visiting the Gallery of Caribbean Art in Speightstown, Barbados.  I was blown away by the the myriad of work from all over the Caribbean.  The work was from some of the most prolific…

Shout-out to David Walton: Choosing Peace, Love, and Mother Earth

David “Hummingbird”Walton is a peace and love troubadour whose music brings joy worldwide. In this time of challenging upheavals, his music becomes a lighthouse for affirming the best of us and for our planet.  Walton has recently released a CD, which is a culmination of his spirit-filled music….

Timeless Art of James Adair

How can you meet people on a flight and feel as if you have known them for years?   Indeed my connection with the Adairs was instant and special.  I learned that Pat, originally from Guyana, had family in Barbados and that James was originally from Atlanta, GA.  They…

Diversity of Fred Odie

Since “choice” is the operative word here, I must introduce you to artist, Fred Odie.  I met him at a collective gallery/booth in the quaint local shopping center in Holetown, Barbados. Actually, I met his beautiful wife, Donna, a jewelry artisan, at an earlier date, but I was…

Tavare Hill: Inspired

When speaking with Tavare Hill, I quickly learned that his family is his inspiration.  His work illuminates his influences and the reflections of his life. Hill recently lost his mother, Gail Byrd, and he gives testimony that she was his “wick” of inspiration. Hill has a daughter and…