My Manifesto

Artist Manifesto (in two languages)

The lovely Ulrike Ulrich wrote this Artist Manifesto for me, "without time there's no art" so very true.

Check out her work:


About Time

Die Sache ist die. Es gibt genug Widerstände. 

Zeit ist ein Faktor. Ohne Zeit keine Kunst. 

Die Widerstände werden uns nicht ausgehen. 

We don't need to fight for time. 

There are so many other things that we can fight for. 

And then again: Kunst ist nicht Kämpfen. 

Um das Suchen geht es. Um das Experiment. 

Den anderen Blick. Nicht aus dem Zeitfenster. 

Zeitfenster brauchen wir nicht. Wir brauchen Zeit. 

Und den Kopf über dem Nebel. 

Langfristig brauchen wir. Long-term freedom. 

Keine Zwänge, keine Verbindlichkeiten. Wir zahlen nicht ab. 

Tage ohne Termine. Das ist es, was wir brauchen. 

Tage ohne Termine. Nächte ohne Deadline. 

Wir brauchen keine toten Linien. Wir brauchen lebendige Striche. 

Wir organisieren nicht. We do not organize. Nothing and nobody. 

We are nobody's manager. Not even our own. 

Wir stehen im Wind und halten uns gut. 

Wir sind nicht alleine. We'll never work alone. 

Aber wir lassen uns auch nicht instrumentalisieren. 

Wir haben kein Ziel. We are on the move. 

We're moving shifting changing… 

Die Sache ist die: Dafür brauchen wir Zeit. 

Duwamish Residency #5

Year 5 of the Duwamish Residency. We got to explore some really interesting industrial areas this year. Which included spending some time in both a cement plant, and the Georgetown Steam Plant. We took a tour of NucorSteel and walked the river. Stay tuned for mages and new art work on our joint site Duwamish Artist Residency very soon.

I did a huge amount of drawing on site, and took a lot of reference photos (like this one)  to use when I get back in to my studio as a starting point for a new series of paintings.

Occasional Gallery, Burlington

Opening April 9th, 2-5pm
Open weekends and by appointment through May 8th
16788 Peterson Rd, Burlington, Washington 98233

Really happy to be in included in this show. Brian Cypher did an excellent job hanging and curating the show. 

With Friends like These...


What is Swiss Movement? In a nutshell, it’s an art sale extravaganza to help fund a two-month residency for Fiona McGuigan, painter, Swiss ex-pat who lives and works in Seattle. She’s talented, energetic, charming and always on the move, most frequently on her bicycle.

Fiona was recently awarded the Index Residency located in Zurich, Switzerland where she will spend two months this summer. Fantastic news! While modest accommodations are provided in Zurich, there area few tiny expenses related to being away from work for two months, flying to Switzerland and back, on top of, well, the other usual costs of living. Holy crap that adds up fast!

Who are we? FOF! “Friends of Fiona” who want to support her and send her on her merry way, with only the best of intentions. You can be one too!  Let’s buy some art and raise some funds for Fiona!

Want to see everything you can purchase to help fund Fiona’s residency!

To see all of the available work for pre-sale from the following artists: Click here!

Chris Crites, Linda Davidson, Helen Gamble, Juliana Hayne, Juliet Shen, Jil Smith and, of course, Fiona McGuigan.

Plus, much more work than you see here will be available at the sale.

For pre-sales please send an email to Sue at with the name of the work and the amount you wish to purchase.

SALE: Sunday, April 3, 10 am – 4 pm

WHERE: 4818 – 14th Ave NW in Ballard (corner of NW 14th & Leary Way NW). It’s the big olive green building with double glass doors. Free parking.