From Copan, Honduras

Pen and Ink 16×20

Over a long weekend, I attempted what turned out to be a rather complex pen and ink drawing.
I wanted to recreate the sight of a scarlet macaw that flew past me as I stood admiring the ancient ball court of a great civilization. The tarp protects a delicately-carved stairway chockfull of hieroglyphics which had helped decode the Maya script. What an unforgettable moment that was!

Check out my newly-released new travel/art book Rambles into Sacred Realms

Scarlet Macaw - The Great Ball Court, Copan, Honduras

From Cuero Y Salgado, Honduras


Unbelievable fauna in Honduras – was I lost in paradise?

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Rambles into Sacred Realms: Journeys in Pen & Paint 

My art / travel book is now available! With nearly 120 pieces of my artwork, the book covers my travels and personal experiences in places of peace and power across Thailand, Belize, Guatemala, US, UK, India, Mexico, Cambodia, Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Greece.

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From Wilmette, IL, USA

Many of you have written  wondering why all that drumbeat about my imminent book launch has become a muted whisper.

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Well, it so happens that  last week I have been busy learning the hard truths about book distribution channels, the murky world of print-on-demand competition, the supply chain mechanism from publisher to distributor to sub-distributor to bookseller to the reader and back. I have also learned esoteric terms like fulfillment and inventory management.

In other words, when can folks lay their hands on my book with a click of a button on an online retailer’s webpage?

Hopefully through all channels next week. Barnes and Noble and my publisher’s website (see links here) carry my book today, but Amazon is still waiting on a mystery consignment – which they say should be arriving by truck next Tuesday.

However if you simply cannot wait, please visit me in person during my book signing event (and I have ample copies!) on Sunday, April 19, Lakeview Center, Gillson Park, Wilmette, IL, USA and I will be happy to sign an autographed copy for you!

For those of you who have subscribed to my newsletter you will get an availability update hopefully next week.

Have a great weekend!

From Healesville, Melbourne, Australia

Pastels – 12×16

I thoroughly enjoyed studying this dingo – a silent stalker of the Australian outback at close quarters. Her look was intense as she studied the ground underneath her. She seemed to be enjoying her walk in the grounds of the Healesville Sanctuary, unmindful of the ranger’s lengthy lecture on her canine habits and behavior. I imagined the glistening fur in the backdrop of sacred Uluru – will need to get there for inspiration for my next book! – Soft pastel on paper, 12 x 16.

Check out my new travel/art book Rambles into Sacred Realms out in April 2015