Drift of Thought (SOLD)

Drift of Thought – 24”x18”, acrylic

I was excited to hear that this painting sold through Horizon Fine Art Gallery as soon as it was unpacked!

I have decided to take next year off from the solo show grind. I am going to send work as it is made to a handful of galleries I enjoy working with. Holding onto work for a show is exciting, to see a large collection hanging together. Shows are also stressful and an all your eggs in one basket proposition. My new plan affords me the freedom to make small collections with no specific goal or destination.

One Path (SOLD)

One Path – 10”x10”, acrylic

I was pleased to learn that this painting was sold through Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

It has been a tough financial year for the art business. I am super appreciative of the sales both direct to collectors and through the great galleries that represent me.

Three new Paintings

24”x18”, 12”x12” & 10”x10”

Three new paintings have just arrived at Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! From biggest to smallest they are titled; Drift of Thought, Chasing and Morning.

I am in the middle of prepping more work for a Florida gallery and one private sale. I had hoped to finish it all this weekend but it has not happened.

In the studio before packing!

Chasing

Chasing – 12”x12”, acrylic

I framed this painting over Labor Day weekend. yesterday I boxed it up with two other pieces and shipped it to Wyoming. They will be arriving next Monday at Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole.

Another summer has slipped away. It always breaks my heart. As the days get short and the weather becomes terrible I will spend even more time in the studio working… that is the silver lining.

Transition (RiverSea)

Transition – 30”x24”, acrylic

This intense painting is framed and available at RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon!

Labor Day weekend is upon us. I have some paintings to varnish and some others to frame. These days all of my work seems to go to various art galleries around the country. I am happy to have the options, very grateful to do what I love.

Shining (memory)

Shining – 14”x11”, acrylic

An older piece from a few years back. This one has that elusive magic that drives me forward. Making a living as an artist is a difficult task. More than simply earning enough to pay the bills. For me it is a calling and the core of this one and only life. I know most people don’t really understand that, even close friends.

Harvesting Hops

Hop harvest for MickDuff’s Brewery

I have been growing hops for over 5 years now. These are Cascade Hops. I like the hoppy fragrance and enjoy the way they mark the seasons. It is spring when the vines finally start to bust out of the ground. Sadly the conclusion to summer when the hops are ripe.

I have not grown them for any practical reason just a decoration. This year a brewery in town, MickDuff’s Brewery, is collecting hops from private growers for a special brew. So I harvested 4 lbs of hops and delivered them to the brewery. I now have a $20 gift card for MickDuff’s… so professional farmer?