Artist's Wisdom Series
Insights from Artists
Let’s Play Cowboys Again (poetry)
Evolving Patterns That Define Us (art & insights)
Wisdom of the Artist
Art Is Life...
by Various Artists
Let’s Play Cowboys Again
Poetry by Dona H. Van Buren
Dona Van Buren was raised in California’s north coast. Born in 1931 with Pacific Grove and Monterey as her backdrop, she later moved to Southern California to start her adult life, as a wife, mother of three, singer, “little theater” stage actress, artist and poet. Her wisdom and generosity has touched the lives of many and her poetry reaches deep into the soul.
Her loose rhyming structure pre-dates rap music and her free style cadence and word choice reminds one of Whitman or Plath. Her themes and wordscapes are sometimes raw and gritty, but also reveal the beauty in life and its many faces.
Some of these will punch you right in the gut.
Evolving Patterns That Define Us
Art by Christopher Van Buren
Christopher Van Buren is a California artist who left the United States for Brazil, where he spent seven years traveling the country, learning about the art world in South America and acquiring galleries to represent his work. “I was not expecting to enter the art world in Brazil…but when I got settled into a small colonial town, I immediately fell in love with the country and its art. I stayed more than seven years in Brazil, perfecting my work and showing to galleries throughout the country.”
His work appears in many private collections, including the noteworthy collection of a Brazilian state senator. He appeared on Brazilian TV in a feature about artist’s studios and participated in several exhibits in galleries, business locations, and educational institutions. His work was also featured in architectural showcases. Today, he lives in the United States.