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Industry Arts
Occupation Artist
Location Midwest, Missouri, United States
Introduction Growing up in New Mexico where I lived until moving to the Midwest ten years ago, I fell in love with the land and sky. Just when I thought I could never be seduced by another environment, I find myself in Missouri. The atmospheric conditions that cause the hazy distortion of all you see are magical. Colors I knew by heart took on an ethereal property. Primary self taught, I attended The Southwest School of Art under the direction of Ted Hogsett and had the privileged of studying with several prominent artist including my all time favorite, Ray Vinella. This blog is my attempt to connect with each of you. Living in Santa Fe, Galisteo and a brief time in Taos I have fond memories of artist gathering in local cafés for coffee, fellowship and generally nourishing their spirits. This is my cyber attempt to do the same. Please feel free to send comments. I’ll pour myself a cup of coffee and we’ll visit. Don't forget to vist my other site "The Zen of Paco at
Interests Painting, Writing
Favorite Movies To Kill A Mockingbird, The Cowboys, Lonesome Dove, Finding Forrester, Milagro Beanfield War, Amelie, Places of the Heart, Inherit the Wind
Favorite Music Good ole' rock and roll!, Arthur Baca, Luna Negra
Favorite Books The Bible, Milagro Beanfield War Trilogy, Bless Me Ultima, Love and Other Demons, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Green Mile

What spells can you cast with magic markers?

I can use them to write about a land where iridescent silk draped mystics with licorice mustaches dance with tired aproned housewives to an enchanting melody whereby they float through a kitchen window on the fragrance of baked chicken and lemon cake to a land where roses with clove like scent and the clouds braid themselves together with thunder to frame the sun and the moon in a lavender sky.