If the Muse were to visit Len Chmiel, one imagines that he might politely, but firmly, usher her to a chair in the corner of his studio and tell her, “You can watch quietly, but please don’t disturb me while I’m painting.”
Chmiel is his own muse. He takes pleasure and pride in owning every phase of the artistic process, from ideation to composition, from blank canvas to finished product, from framing and naming to digitization.
Early to Rise
“The scent of morning coffee, mingling with bougainvillea blazing out loud, rewards a sunrise stroll.”
“Looking out my studio window is more fun than a person should have.”