Motivational Blog

William Shatner’s Experience

William Shatner’s Experience

     I’m so proud of William Shatner for opening himself up and drilling down to find the essence of the moment, the way only such a great actor can. Watch his interview on CNN. His deep presence of mind, befuddled and childlike in its raw awestruck simplicity,...

Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev

Excerpts of a letter Rudolf Nureyev wrote, to the dance community about his own life as a dancer, while dying of AIDS. His words remind me of why I paint or act or write. Not for the glory but for the shear joy of doing, the simple thrill of exploring my curiosities,...

Private Lessons Rock

Private Lessons Rock

As Covid protocols continue to hang over us, we all have been making adjustments. I am giving my demos over zoom now, rather than in person. I have even been doing commission portraits completely virtual. My online shop has gone up and I'm selling work without ever...

Essential Still Life

Essential Still Life

What is an Essential Still Life? View Custom Still Lives Robert has Done for Others In addition to my oil portraits I can create a very personal still life, perhaps celebrating a bride’s wedding, or other monumental event, with an “essential still life” remembering "a...