Recently, I participated in The Art Students League of Denver’s annual Summer Art Market. I have exhibited and taken part in various festivals and events over the last ten years. Each event I participate in, I listen to the comments and feedback, for better or worse, which inevitably come my way. At this year’s event, I was very pleased with the feedback I received, not because it was spun any particular way, but because it was obvious people at least understood my creative intention.

After my experience at last year’s Artist Project in Chicago, I made a concerted effort to tighten up my approach in painting. This meant focusing on style and really working to render visually what was forming in my head. As somebody explained it to me, my paintings are becoming more focused. It’s nice to know when the work you put into something gets noticed.