Life is meant to be filled with love, to be savoured, enjoyed and lived.

As an artist, I constantly hear others telling me that they cannot live what they want and cannot be with the person they want to be with. Sadly many believe that they have to live something else while they wait to retire or, even more tragic, wait until their spouse dies or decides to trade them in for a more recent model.

My first taste of freedom was at the age of 12 years old. By the time I was 16, I was completely free.

My life has always been about finding love and a profoundly meaningful connection with a woman who wants the same connection with me. Several times I was certain I had found what I was looking for only to find out the feelings I felt were not shared or felt to the same extent.

I am a deeply passionate man. I have lived my life doing exactly what the universe wants me to be doing. I realize now that the people in my past thought I was a dreamer and would never amount to much. I had been the “boy of summer” and nothing more than a notch in a bedpost. I have no regrets. Unwittingly they have prepared me for the second half of my life.

I am cut from a different cloth. I believe that we are here to live lives filled with real love, joy and happiness and not just the perceived variety.

I have lost many friends, colleagues and students who waited too long to live the life they wanted to live. Cancer, Covid and poor health have felled many of my beloved friends. A quick survey of the women in my classes shows a higher rate of cancer and cancer survivors, and the men who come to my classes are dropping like flies of prostate cancer. Most regret not following their dreams.

Does *unhappiness* play some significant role?

We spend so much time trying to control what happens in our lives we forget to live them.

Quote of the day

“Life is short, and it is here to be lived.”

~ Kate Winslet ~

About the Drawing

Title: Lovers
Size: 22 x 30 inches
Medium: Mixed media on paper

“Lovers” is unlike many of the life drawings I create where only one person is posing. The relationship of a single model becomes whatever the person viewing the work desires it to be. When there is more than one person then the drawing becomes quite different. Being an artist can be a lot like being a bartender because people let you in and you get a glimpse of their private lives. “Lovers” begins to tell a story that may or may not include the viewer. It is easily understood that this drawing is a glimpse into other people’s private lives and the viewer is looking in from the outside.

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