Artist Blog


2015 Prix de West

Just got back from my first Prix de West in Oklahoma City, and as new artist I was allowed to have 2 paintings in the show ("Tinype" and "To The Rescue") - and happy to say that both of them sold Saturday night.  Gotta tell everyone, that this event is the best - wonderful folks, wonderful food, amazing art, an amazing museum and a couple of great presentations.  Val came along, which made it all the better......Thanks to all who who welcomed me with open arms....and I saw alot of my artist friends, and make several new ones (the amount of talent running around the museum was almost scary!).  Can't wait until next year!


Avion Trailer for Sale

I have a 1978 Avion 30' tow behind trailer for sale $4000 or best offer........Type in in the URL bar to see pics and details.  It's in NW Pennsylvania; contact me for details 208-635-5875.  Thanks!  Michael


Masterpeace Artists Conference & Workshop - Box R Ranch, Ashland, OR

I was one of the instructors at the 2014 MasterPeace Artists COnference and Workshop at the Box R Ranch in Ashland, OR (May 15 - 18) this year, and as usual had a great time.  I left exhausted (also as usual!) but blessed by all of the great fellowship, food and "art talk".  Thomas Blackshear, Eric Bowman and Frank Ordaz were all on hand to teach and inspire, as well as Liz Babbs from Great Britain (she did alot of the devotional talks).  Thanks to Michael Boren for the music and the opportunity to play with him each day, always a pleasure.....Saturday night was also alot of fun when I had a chance to play my Strat with Al Denardi, a terrific guitar picker.  Time will tell where the event is held next year, but I have made a commitment to be involved on the teaching end.......I'll try and post some more comments and pics when I get a chance.  Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who made this conference possible......Blessings to you all!


Snow Shoeing

Last Sunday afternoon a friend and I went snow shoeing at Farragut State Park (about 1/2 hour from my home).  A beautiful peaceful afternoon.......That's the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille in the background.  The Great Creator is amazing.



I traveled to the Old Bedford Village in Central PA this past weekend to attend and photograph the Wild West reenactment.  About 150 (?) actors participated, and a great time was had by all.......Here are a few pics that I took for your enjoyment.  PS: To all of the old west actors - you can download the group pic by going to this hidden page on my website: CLICK HERE (the page is  A more comprehensive CD with more pics will be delivered to Ken Hall withion the next few weeks.