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Hopper: A Mirror for the Soul.


  The Paintings of Edward Hopper Here sits a lonely woman! Surrounded by the dark, she seems lost in thought. Her isolation is so oppressive, even the radiator turns from her and crouches in the corner. Suppose you could talk to her. What would she say?  “I hate small town life! Life must be better […]

ART ~ the Remedy for Year End Blues


Happy New Year, 2016, holiday, War, Peace, Art, celebrate, spirit, overcoming fear, writers, painters, Hopper, Vermeer, J M W Turner, novels.

For me, war is the lowest and darkest expression of humankind. But ART is our highest and very finest expression of the human spirit. A lot of people say 2017 has been a tough year. Everybody’s fearful of something. At the end of each year, we review all the worst times that we and our […]

SPIRITUALITY ~ in the ARTS


We hear lots of talk about spirituality but what is it—really? Probably everyone has some definition—so here is mine just for me. Of course, it’s yours if you like it. Spirituality is that search for something I can rarely see. But somehow I’m convinced that a hint of something meaningful lies beneath, beyond or behind […]