Getting Back In The Studio

Time is something I never feel like I have enough of these days. Life moves so fast and somedays it is hard to account for where all my time is being spent. There is something refreshing about spending hours lost in a painting. Spending the time looking, really looking at something that is not on a screen or in my hand.
Acting Thirsty, Acrylic on Canvas, 36"x36"
Studio days are quickly becoming my favorite days, and I am challenging myself to squeeze them in once or twice a week. It is a struggle after a 40-60 hour work week, but it is worth the reward.
Never Look Back, Acrylic on Canvas, 36"x36"
I have given my self permission with this new body of work to push things further then I have in the past. 
Get Out of My Garden, Acrylic on Canvas, 36"x36
Sometime is means getting 90% done and starting over again. 
No Room at the Inn, Acrylic on Canvas, 36"x36"
This new body of work I am searching for balance, while still filling the canvas to the point of access, and to explore color and saturation to bring a new intensity to the work. 
Searching For My Roots, Acrylic on Canvas, 36"x36"
All of these pieces can also be found on my website- and all of these are currently for sale. Please contact me directly for pricing information. 

Meet The Pack

Every great artist needs a pack of studio assistants. Andy Warhol was an epic cat lover. After his father passed he lived with his mother and their "25" cats in their town home. Warhol's obsession with cats began when he worried his cat Hester was lonely. He brought home Sam to keep Hester company and then Sam and Hester had kittens and very quickly this escalated to the famous 25 cats. For the rest of his life he lived with a pack of furry friends of his own, serval warehouse cats were witness to some of the most ground breaking art and wild parties of the time.
My pack started three years ago when I went to rescue a dog, and left with Professor Brooklyn, the fluffiest puff ball the world had ever seen. A year later, and the same story.... I went to rescue a dog and left with Special Agent Kensington. This sassy tabby thinks she is the boss. 
Meet our most recent addition to the family, Commander Scout. She is the smallest member of the pack but definitely the mightiest. Her funny faces and ability to fly through air keeps us laughing and on our toes.

Fresh New Look

Some of you might have noticed, things look very different around here. Recently, I took a major risk and removed all the previous content from my blog. Every photo, every post, every word all removed with the swipe of a just a few keys. A history deleted that no longer aligns with the vision I have for myself, my art and my brand.

I did some major soul searching, and major brand reflection and decided that the best way for me to bring value and new life to ARTSTAR is to remove everything preexisting and start from square one.
For me, "square one" is literally a square. A clean, white square of possibilities. Every canvas starts this way for me, so why not use this same approach with my blog. I spend days painting canvases white, prepping and pre painting every canvas to a pristine box that hangs on the wall, waiting to be filled with ideas and magic. The process is meditative and I allow my mind to wonder and wander about where I am going to start with my next series of work. 
Going forward this will be a space where I share all the things I love, sharing my thoughts on art, fashion, design and cats. I look forward to sharing this journey of new creation with you.