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Category Archives: Art

Thoughts on Art

Making Our Way Home – 24×24 Thoughts on art… ART can decorate our homes.  GOOD ART compliments our couches and our walls. We can live with good art…GREAT ART reflects our lives, our souls. It challenges us to think, makes us cry for joy or relief or compassion…Great art feeds us, without it our lives are […]

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And What is Love?

AND WHAT IS LOVE? There is possibly a gypsy living inside of me. And What is Love? – 36×30 – paper on board In the late 60’s and early 70’s, my 3-year old son Todd and I lived in our Volkswagen bus, which my carpenter friend remodeled for us.  He built a storage box large enough […]

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life is art - a new blog post and painting by Dorsey McHugh

Life is Art

Life is Art Life is art….just think about breathing…or about getting dressed in the morning.  Early in my childhood, my dad and my sister both encouraged me to think beyond the surface of things.  Thinking has turned everyday moments into amazing fantasies…..One moment at a time.  This moment I am in holds so much interest.  I am literally bursting! […]

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Report on Innovat8e Conference

WHERE I WANT TO BE This is an image we used at a recent innovat8e conference in Franklin.  There were 30+ participants, mostly professionals:  Our exercise was to look at the painting for a few moments and write our impressions as if having fallen into the adventure of its imagery.  Here are a few of the stories: ————————— […]

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Kiss the Chef

KISS THE CHEF Art is not about things. It is not even only about beauty, though of course art can be and often is beautiful. Art is about relationships. Everything I write, or paint, or listen to, or even taste for that matter finds it origin in human relationship. There would be no art without […]

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Catch Dorsey Live Tonight on Finding Your Voice Radio!

Catch Dorsey LIVE tonight at 7:00 CST on “Finding your Voice radio” with Joel Boggess and Pei Kang Listen live – www.k4hd.com and call in – 225-209-6188. #artists.   They will be talking about the business, #artistry, and #expression. Listen live – www.k4hd.com

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Dreams and Fantasies

DREAMS AND FANTASIES – paper on board – 16×16 Sometimes Trust is the Issue… You have a very thick glass shield around you. For awhile, I thought I was seeing the real you… Now, I know I could never have known you. You can not see me until something cracks the glass prison. Who knows […]

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If I Had Wings

IF I HAD WINGS – 21X36 – ACRYLIC ON BOARD My concept of “old” was much different when I was 12. I remember hearing about a college student who was killed in a car accident.   He was 28 yrs. old.  My thought, at that time, was at least he had lived a long time and it wasn’t […]

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She is Jazz

JAZZ – 16X16 – PAPER ON BOARD If she were music, she would be jazz.  She has always been a wild child, an unconventional spirit, creative.  She lives outside the lines, looks at life from a different angle.  She is music moving through this life throwing out little bits of art wherever she goes.

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OUR SHARED MYSTERY

OUR SHARED MYSTERY – 12×12 Longing for more…more connection…..more Love…turning to Life….choosing to live….being thankful….sharing what we have been given….sharing what comfort we have.  Knowing, beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are loved.  Never deserving, only believing.  This life is a mystery.  We see through a glass darkly.  Yes it is a mystery.  It is our shared mystery.

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