I finished this painting yesterday afternoon. It has a really great meditative quality. I frequently create work with a calm and tranquil vibe… even when I don’t feel that way. I suppose it’s a form of therapy.
I find myself chasing ethereal beauty in my work. Trying to find that otherworldly magic that is impossible. Once in a while I catch a glimpse and it keeps me running.
Inspiration from the biggest lake in Idaho! This painting is going to the Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California! My solo show is opening there the beginning of February 2019. That year is frighteningly futuristic.
I have new representation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! I have taken many trips to Wyoming and Jackson in particular. A really amazing town with a lot of great art galleries and artists.
This is the second painting on a theme! I have plans to make some really large works in this series.
For now I must focus on my upcoming shows! Not sure if these will be included or not?!? Decisions still to be made!
This is the first in a series of paintings I am working on. I have always been obsessed with the movement of clouds and the power and energy of nature. This is only a slight shift of vision but once in a while you see something in your work that clicks.
I am shipping this painting to Missoula, Montana today. It will be headed to the Radius Gallery, a really great contemporary gallery in downtown Missoula.
Here is a link to some of my work currently at Radius Gallery:
I am spending a lot of time framing and packing up art this weekend. It is not my favorite part of the job but it means work is selling which helps keep the lights on!
These two paintings are headed to Georgia!
Here is a link to Radius Gallery in Missoula, Montana. Some of my work can be purchased with the link.
Another cloud painting inspired by the low winter sun of the north! Pictured in progress on my studio table.
Transitions is a great title, it was the name of this painting also the name of my solo show last winter. The show was last March on Bainbridge Island at the Bainbridge Island Center for the Arts.
Visual transitions are critical to my work and their importance can’t be over stated. To me the use of paint, the way it is applied, is a driving force. Mark making and the flow of motion through a painting can make the most mundane intriguing. In life transitions can be terrible but I don’t live in the real world too often.
This painting was purchased by one of my very best friends. The best work rarely gets back home.