For the past few years, my wife and I have been toying with the idea of relocating. With young kids and keeping so busy with painting, scheduling back-to-back exhibitions, the task of selling a house, packing, moving, finding a new home and setting up a new life – it seemed impossible. But this spring we put in motion a plan to relocate 1,000 miles away.

I’ve always known that moving would mean I’d have to take several weeks away from the studio. I have managed to be able to paint a few smaller paintings, but not nearly what I’m used to as far as output and ideas go. Preparing a house to sell and packing is a major distraction.

It will still be a couple months before I’m able to sit myself firmly in my new North West Coast studio and let the paint flow. But I’m looking forward to it. I have to keep my eye on the prize.

I just wanted to leave a note here on my blog letting people know what’s up.