March 30, 2014 – Isabel Island, Galapagos. Even before Elvis crooned about blue suede shoes, the Galapagos boobies knew azure footwear was sexy. Since boobies are opportunistic maters, guys learn to keep up appearances. Healthy male birds dive up to 70 ft. down to feed on sardines that provide the carotenoids that darken the pigmentation […]
July 28, 2017 – Puerto Cayo Beach, Ecuador. Last evening I took my dachshund, Belle, for a beach walk. I was watching the small waves at the edge of the shore washing in and out over the rocks and shells. As each wave receded and I surveyed the pretty remains trying to decide which pieces […]
August 10, 2015 – Pto. Cayo, Ecuador. Some days, despite my most diligent planning, the tide of life just rushes in and tumbles my schedule askew. A deluge of unexpected occurrences wrench control from my grasp and by evening I feel like a beached whale. This week I took a bike ride to the “Piedreros,” […]
September 18, 2016 – Pto. Cayo, Ecuador The life of a fisherman is one of perpetual hope. Each evening he leaves the shore for a night of hard ocean labor, hoping this will be the time he hoists in the “big one.” It’s like that for me as an artist. I’m constantly casting about for […]
November 19, 2015 – Jipijapa, Manabi Province, EcuadorWhile painting this siesta scene of the shoeshine stand, I couldn’t keep myself from constantly yawning. Relaxation is so contagious. The dusty, small town of Jipijapa (pronounced “Hippy-Hoppa”) is home to about 75,000 people. Most farm the surrounding verdant land of Ecuador’s central coast. Here the workday begins […]
February 18, 2016 – Manta, Ecuador Who would’ve guessed that our cave-dwelling ancestors would aspire to the traveling the galaxies? It takes fearless imagination to power a rocket ship, or learn to cook with fire.Credit: Hubble Telescope
February 26, 2016 – Ecuador What else is there to say? The master has spoken.
March, 2016 – Ecuador Sigrid Tidmore’s art, paired with Phillipe Perrin’s sentiment reminds us of what it is like to be a fearless child. We can be courageous again when we see beauty and feel gratitude.
June, 2016 – After the April 16 Earthquake in Portoviejo, the capital of Manabi Province in Ecuador. “Estamos hechos de polvo de estrellas.”We are all made of stardust… Awakening from the destruction and disbelief of a 7.9 earthquake, the coastal peoples of Ecuador began to pick up the pieces. They moved rubble, cried over lost […]
July, 2017 – San Lorenzo, Ecuador Coast The facts surrounding events in our lives matter little. What matters are the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening around us. For example:It was a stunningly beautiful day and I was driving along Ecuador’s Pacific Coast “Ruta del Sol” passing the fishing village of San Lorenzo. A […]