Beauty and Sorrow

Seaside, 16”x20” acrylic

Atmosphere and lighting are often components of my paintings that drive my work. Finding form yet maintaining a sense of mystery.

I have often come back to sunsets as a subject. Of course it is an undeniably beautiful transition but there is also a bit of sadness. Everything ends, we all know this and we are endlessly reminded. I guess that is part of the appeal of sunsets, the wedding of beauty and sorrow.

Large Landscape

Polarity, 40”x30” acrylic

Another large landscape on the easel. I am working on two paintings this size for a show at Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

I have really enjoyed working on such a large cradled board. It seems every time I paint something with some scale I want to do more! As I am finalizing work for my solo show at RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon I am also finalizing paintings for a few galleries sprinkled around the country. It seems I am always scrambling.