Angels of Paradise Help A Sweet Artist Family

We are a sweet little family of artists. I am an artist/curator, my wife is a singer/songwriter, and our companion animal is aptly named Rascal. Rascal was born and raised on The Ridge. We are former residents of Paradise California ~ who were impacted by the Paradise Camp Fire. We made our way to the other end of the country to help with eldercare issues. Soon after, the Paradise Camp Fire happened and destroyed ALL our worldly possessions. 

Or so we thought...

Through much research, we just learned that: 


However, we are unable to return to Paradise to retrieve our precious lifelong valuables (family heirlooms, photos, art, art supplies, childhood drawings, musical instruments, musical scores and recordings, one of a kind furniture, all of our clothing, important documents, books, one-of-a-kind items, housewares and home necessities). We have collected these items ALL OF OUR LIVES, they are close to our heart, and readily assist us with our Creative Life. They help feed our soul. And maybe even yours.

OUR GOAL: For me (the hubby) to fly out to our former home in Paradise California, secure our valuables and safely return them to our new temporary home on the East Coast.

URGENCY: The Town of Paradise is rapidly clearing lots. Our belongings are in immediate danger of being destroyed. We have already been notified that we must remove our belongings or they will be destroyed or razed.

Your sweet ANGELS OF PARADISE Contribution will help REUNITE US with the only things we have left in the World.


Your contribution, great or small, goes directly to:

One Round Trip Plane Flight
Temporary Transportation
Temporary accommodation (1 week in Paradise CA)
Uhaul/Shipping Services
Storage Unit (as needed)
Load-out Assistance/Helping Hands 

EVERY ANGELS OF PARADISE CONTRIBUTOR will receive an original, signed unique drawing! Hand drawn Art created lovingly by me (the hubby). It's totally optional ~ but we are soo grateful for your support in any way with this unique rescue and recovery mission. 



My Life & Love in The Arts



Yep. That's us in beautiful Paradise, California!

Hey, did you know that I curated what was quite possibly thee only Contemporary Artist Residency in Paradise, CA? SPRING was an International AIR project, where I invited Contemporary Artists from around The World to produce new site-specific experimental art for that tree house (seen right above my shoulder). I love working in Nature and unconventional spaces. And We LOVE Paradise too! Check it out >>> SPRING  

Once we are reunited with our things I would love to curate a NEW EXHIBITION about Paradise for The World to Celebrate its Renewal!!

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