Words from a friend

In a warm but firm rejoinder to a world addicted to spectacle, Shelley Zentner’s landscapes quietly insist that the most majestic power on Earth is not born of human effort, but instead resides in what the poet Dylan Thomas called “the force that through the green fuse drives the flower.” She discovers that force in …

In the Real World

“Drawing from life is an accumulation of subtle events made evident on a page. Unlike photography, drawing is not instantaneous, but rather is sequential. Drawing can provide the viewer with a relic of compounded experiences that remains alive to the eye.” Steven Assael If you follow me on social media, maybe you’ve noticed that I …

Drawn Out

After the Caldor Fire of 2021, I made charcoal drawings for an exhibition named, ‘Call and Response’ at Lake Tahoe Community College. It was a cathartic process for me and our community, and a firm reminder of the power of art to help process a traumatic event. Recently, I visited the South Tahoe Middle and …

The Prince’s Trust

I received a grant from the Prince’s Trust to help start my own business, with mentoring and support to help me get started. I was able to buy my first car, and with that I travelled all over the UK with large paintings strapped to the roof. 

Everyday Magic

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about magic. I don’t mean, ‘Pulling a rabbit from the hat’ type of magic, but the kind of everyday magic that is the mystery of existence. I catch glimpses of it through the bathroom window while I’m brushing my teeth. I sense it when I notice a seedling has …