A Delicate Dance

A Delicate Dance

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

What I am really interested in right now is a dance between seemingly opposite things. It is a delicate balance between looseness and control, flatness and dimension, flat space and deep space, abstraction and representation, larger brushstrokes/areas of color and smaller details.

What Should I Title This Post?

What Should I Title This Post?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

I like words and I enjoy writing and therefore it makes sense that I typically like to title my artwork. Sometimes I have a great title in mind before the artwork has barely begun. More often it arrives as I am working on the piece and will bounce around in my head in various iterations until the piece is finished.

The Problem With Color

The Problem With Color

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Besides the fact that I learned to spell color as colour when I grew up, the biggest problem I have now with color is the inherent difficulty in discussing it when one is most often looking at reproductions.

One Thing Leads To Another

One Thing Leads To Another

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

In painting, there are daily studio failures, but you just keep painting over and pushing on. I talked about this happening in my Big Skate painting.

Painting, Photo Reference and Glorious Nature

Painting, Photo Reference and Glorious Nature

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Nature is a huge inspiration for me. I feel so alive when I am in nature. I love running long distances on beautiful trails, hiking and exploring different terrains, and traveling to experience a variety of new landscapes.

Looseness: Sets and Pets

Looseness: Sets and Pets

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

In my previous post I spoke of my desire to be looser and less refined in my brushwork. Over the past few years I have actually had the opportunity to practice being looser while painting and I imagine this has to have had some influence in the way I am approaching my new work.

I Haven’t Been This Excited About Painting In A Long Time!

I Haven’t Been This Excited About Painting In A Long Time!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

I am talking about the process of painting. My work is headed in a new direction and while it has been something that I have been thinking about for quite some time, trying to figure out how to bring these ideas into my paintings has been a daunting challenge.

Holiday Pets and Exhibition News

Holiday Pets and Exhibition News

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

If you’re not on my email mailing list you can read my latest newsletter here where you can find out about ordering Holiday Pets (Free shipping in October!) and read about my current exhibition. And if you would like to sign up for my mailing list please visit my Contact page.

New Painting

New Painting

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

I am finally finished with this painting that has undergone numerous changes along the way.

Marin Magazine Cover Contest

Marin Magazine Cover Contest

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

I am pleased that I was selected as a Finalist in the Marin Magazine’s cover contest with my image, Blue Whiteout. The May issue is now available widely in Marin.