Author Archives: strokeofred

About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.

Shows, shows, and more shows

I just realized that I have 3 shows up. If you want to see my work, you can currently view it at several places throughout the Kansas City area. Buttonwood Art Space in Kansas City (juried “Bloom” show) that will … Continue reading

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Full circle round

I was asked to hang my work and give an art talk at an office I worked at 11 years ago this week. It also happens to be my sons 10th birthday. The interesting part about all of this is … Continue reading

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Paint Your Pet Portrait – Take 2

This class ended up booking in out in 48 hours. It was such a huge hit, that I’m offering another by request. If you’re in the Kansas City area July 19th and want something fun to do, come join us. … Continue reading

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Parties and Classes

It’s been awhile since I’ve taught classes or art parties. I was so busy with travel last year, I put teaching and parties on the back burner. Recently I’ve received a lot of requests for them, so I decided to … Continue reading

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6 Acceptance Letters

I have mentioned in past blog posts that I decided to start applying for things I didn’t have the nerve to apply before. I also applied for a lot of festivals I’ve never done, residencies that look interesting, and even … Continue reading

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Creating Opportunities

I once heard that if you weren’t being rejected, you weren’t reaching far enough. This has been stuck in my head for awhile. I realized this year that I rarely do anything that I think I have a chance at … Continue reading

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From the studio to retail

Whenever someone buys a painting from me, I send along one of my art cards and write a thank you note inside. I love the way they look and the personalized touch.   Then in the past year, I’ve become more … Continue reading

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