Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy. — Grandma Moses The summer has been good to me, because at long last I've made a daily practice of painting. It was a goal I set for myself two years ago, then discarded like an unwanted penny. It took...

Two environmental activists superglued their hands to Botticelli's Primavera in the Uffizi Gallery last week, AP reports. A museum security guard wasted no time in reacting. In a "refreshing, no-nonsense approach to eco-warriors," according to The Daily Mail, the guard tore the protesters' hands from the painting...

I have commissioned a limited edition of full-size giclee prints of three of my still-life paintings, and am offering them for only $80 each (plus tax and shipping). Please email me, if you are interested. All prints will be signed and numbered. Giclee (pronounced “zhee-clay”) is a...

Next Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, I'll exhibit my paintings on the 1,000-acre grounds of Winterthur, America's premier museum of the decorative arts. I hope you'll attend this very special event, the Artisan Market at Winterthur. I'll join over 100 other artists and craftspeople offering...

  Art offers breathing room for the spirit. ― John Updike A new study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology shows that visiting art museums can ease chronic paid, reduce anxiety and depression, and forestall dementia. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania compiled and reviewed over 100 science...

A new study from UBS shows that nearly half (47%) of all American art museums focus on the top 4% of contemporary artists. Commercial art galleries are less biased, with only 23% focused on the top 4%. Nonetheless, that means 96% of artists—the "emerging" ones—have little chance...

The British art critic David Sylvester asked AbEx painter Willem de Kooning in 1960 whether painted forms should be recognizable. De Kooning replied that painted forms "ought to have an emotion of a concrete experience." Today we'd more likely say that painted forms should convey how they...

Little souls who thirst for fight, these men were born to drill and die. — Stephen Crane Like 190 thousand other Irishmen, Mike Folliard, my cousin six times removed, fled County Roscommon in the 1850s to escape starvation. He wound up living on a farm outside leafy Franklin, New...

Meet me Saturday in downtown Lewes at the Delaware By Hand Outdoor Artisan Market. I have lots of fresh, new paintings and will be offering special show-only prices. Sponsored by the Biggs Museum of American Art, Delaware by Hand will feature artists from around the state. You'll...

The sentimental person thinks things will last; the romantic person has a desperate confidence they won't. — F. Scott Fitzgerald "High culture is paranoid about sentiment," the late painter Thomas Kinkade once said. The undisputed "king of kitsch," he often compared his art to Walt Disney's. "My paintings beckon you...