On my birthday, an email invitation to join a Seabourn Cruise as a guest lecturer in less than a week landed in my inbox. We would rendezvous with the vessel in Israel before sailing through the Suez Canal and on to Jordan, Egypt and finally Oman. Knowing little about the entire region, except that they […]
We have just returned from the opening of an exhibition of artworks by ‘International Disabled Artists’ at the Blue Roof Museum in Chengdu, China. With two French, one Singaporean and two American artists in attendance, the works ranged from paintings through sculptures and into photography. It had been a decade since I’d met Dan Keplinger, […]
What started out more than a year ago as a simple statement, “We should do something together” finally came to fruition as Paul (who broke his neck three years ago while cycling) and I (who contracted polio as a child) walked under a string of prayer flags fluttering in the wind in Ladakh, India. We […]
The Mekong Delta is immense. But just outside of Saigon, with the assistance of a speedboat, one begins to absorb the pulse of Vietnam’s main artery. Leaving the town’s central pier, we pass countless shanties perched precariously on wooden stilts, lining the banks of tributaries to the Saigon River. Many made with just panels of […]
Event photos courtesy of SIF. Earlier this year, Angie and I embarked on a new direction and series of mixed media artworks where we engaged both of our strengths. Over a base of Angie’s selected photographs collaged onto an acrylic panel, we layered another panel of abstracted gestural strokes, colors and some text. The final […]
Preparing paintings at the River South Art Center in the heart of Shanghai, Gregory splashes and presses paint deep into his canvases while entombed in this 100 year old go-down on the Pudong River. The man and the moment are captured in pixels and paint just days before the exhibition opens with much acclaim.
Touring the dynamic city of Tokyo, Gregory and Angie visit and paint in the temples and gardens of this inspired city. Later, they travel north to a small village that was destroyed by the tsunami and work (and play) with the local children while producing a large memory mural for their local museum.