Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

I kept my nickel-plated Smith and Wesson tucked away in my Louis Vuitton messenger bag… next to my sketchbook. It was a hot day in the wild wild west Dallas Design District. I stood outside a gallery door, staring down an empty street. A pair of vultures rode lazy thermals against a blue-domed sky.
— Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist

 

The Traveler

As I approached the end of the causeway, my windshield began to fog from the salt spray. I rolled down my window and breathed it in. I had entered a new world, one of waves and tides and endlessness.

— Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist
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The Mayan Connection

I stepped off the boat and ventured down the pier. A man sat at the end, whittling what looked like some kind of Mayan figurine. He was tan and sinewy. Head shaven, he had handsome, chiseled features...

A soft, earthy scent lingered in his skin as the island breeze swept sprays of salt water across our bodies. He gently kissed me on the top of my head and pulled me closer.
— Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist

 

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 Happy Mardi Gras  saltscrubbed watercolor on paper with sequins

Happy Mardi Gras

saltscrubbed watercolor on paper with sequins

Standing at the corner of Decatur and Esplanade, my head began to spin. I pressed my Louis Vuitton Messenger Bag close against my body with one hand and clutched my plastic cup of wine with the other, then started weaving through the dense streets as I made my way toward a glimmer of comfort.
— Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist

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 Enchanted Summit  saltscrubbed watercolor, acrylic, and goache on canvas

Enchanted Summit

saltscrubbed watercolor, acrylic, and goache on canvas

 Enchanted Dreams  watercolor and goache on canvas

Enchanted Dreams

watercolor and goache on canvas

 

I took a deep breath and accepted all of the beauty that surrounded me. As I approached the summit, I looked out upon the Texas hill country. I was as close to the heavens as I could be.
— Sketches from the Heart of a Texas Artist
 Summit Sky  saltscrubbed watercolor on canvas

Summit Sky

saltscrubbed watercolor on canvas

 Love Affair Between Georgia O'Keeffe and Alexander McQueen  acrylic on canvas

Love Affair Between Georgia O'Keeffe and Alexander McQueen

acrylic on canvas

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