Sunday Morning (2018)

Artists Narratives is about the conversations I have had with mid-life successful artists working in various genres of art, music and writing; conversations about their creative process and how they live a creative life.

I hope that as you explore Artists Narratives you will be as inspired as I have been by the insights I have garnered from my interviews with artists from all over the United States; who while working in different mediums share a commonality in their view of living life passionately. Who better to learn from than those who make art and influence our culture? While on occasion I may indulge in my own musings, I will leave it mostly to the artists I have interviewed here and have met along the way to inspire, teach and excite us.

Excerpt from Interview with Pat Lasch, July 2019

Pat Lasch

On a beautiful desert morning, as I drove into a wonderfully quirky mobile home park in Rancho Mirage, California, I knew I was going to affirmatively scratch my creative itch.  I was about to interview the extremely talented American conceptual artist, painter and sculptor, Pat Lasch (b. 1944)

Lasch was part of the first generation of feminist artists whose work gained prominence in the United States.  Her sculptures depict ordinary objects created in unusual ways, often using dried acrylic paint made in pieces and stitched together.  The daughter of a pastry chef, many of her works are of intricate wedding cakes and dresses, all made with polymer acrylic paint that she either pours, extrudes or presses into molds.

Excerpt from Interview with Diane Morgan, February 2019

Diane Morgan

Award winning desert artist and photographer, Diane Morgan, may be soft-spoken, but her paintings, whether watercolor, oils or acrylic, pack a powerful punch.  Using lighting effects, reflected surfaces, exaggerated contrasts and unusual compositions, Morgan transforms the simple into the “un-ordinary, not-so-still life”. Her work has been featured in numerous art magazines, she has won many prestigious painting awards and her audience includes museums, galleries and private collections.


Putting It Back Together
UCR Palm Desert Center
11/8/2019 - 11/30/2019

My collage, "It's as Easy as Breathing", " was accepted into the "Putting it Back Together" Collage Show at UCR Palm Desert, University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Center 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Opening Night is Friday November 8, 2019 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Runs through November.

Palm Springs Art Museum
11/7/2019 - 11/22/2019

My watercolor painting, "Morning", " was accepted into the "Ace Exhibition" at the Galen and the Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden-Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, 72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA on November 7 through November 22, 2019.

Exhibition opening Reception November 7, 6:00-8:00 pm. Juried by Daniela Lieja Quintanar, curator at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and acclaimed collage artist Pheoebe Beasley whose art has been awarded the Presidential Seal under two different U.S. Presidents: George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Upcoming Embracing a Creative Life Workshops

Morning Rituals: The Journal and the Journey

  • Sat. 11/9/19 CSUSB (Palm Desert Campus)

Who Me?

  • Sat. 11/16/19 CSUSB (Palm Desert Campus)

Art In Nature

  • Sat. 11/30/19 Desert Yoga Therapy, Rancho Mirage
  • Sat. 2/29/20 Desert Yoga Therapy, Rancho Mirage

Finding Joy in a Simple Flower

  • Sat. 12/14/19 Desert Yoga Therapy, Ramcho Mirage
  • Sat. 3/14/20 Desert Yoga Therapy, Rancho Mirage

More details including address and time are available on each workshop page or please contact Judy Nemer Sklar for more information at (760) 902-5467.