Friday, December 30, 2011

Southwest Art - "The Human Experience"

I am part of a figurative feature in the January 2012 issue of Southwest Art titled, "The Human Experience" which includes Michael Mao, Vincent Giarrano (cover), Cynthia Feustel, Ryan S. Brown, and Ignat Ignatov. Overall a pretty nice issue, there's a preview of The Coors Western Art Show, and a great feature with several prints of Carolyn Anderson's work (always amazing).

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Artist's Magazine - 3rd place

My painting "In The Weeds" placed 3rd in the portrait/figure category for The Artist's Magazine 28th Annual Art Competition. Many thanks to the magazine for putting on a great competition, and to artist/juror Robert Liberace for selecting my work. Check out all of the winner's paintings and interviews in the Dec. 2011 issue. The Artist's Magazine

I love Charleston

Definitely in my top 3 favorite places, probably top 2...closing in on the top spot. Just got back from a GREAT trip down are a couple paintings Charleston specific, both at Wells Gallery right now.

Monday, October 17, 2011

CFADA Fine Art Annual

I will be heading to Charleston to take part in the Charleston Fine Arts Dealers' Association (CFADA) Fine Art Annual weekend coming up November 2-5. Here are a couple links with info to pique your interest if you are in the Charleston area that weekend...

More info on

If you don't want to click the links, here is a basic schedule of events...

Wednesday, November 2, 6-8 p.m. – “Women in Art” Lecture at the Gibbes Museum of Art

Friday, November 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. – CFADA Gallery Receptions & Historic Downtown Charleston Art Stroll

Saturday morning, November 5, 9 a.m. – noon – “Painting in the Park” in Washington Park

Saturday evening, November 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – “Silent Auction & Patrons’ Reception”

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Hope you all had a great summer. Here are a few newbies, top one going to Dean Day Gallery, bottom two heading to Water Street Gallery.

Monday, September 12, 2011

In The Weeds - Honorable Mention

My painting "In The Weeds" got an Honorable Mention in the Oil Painters of America Online Showcase. Thank you to judge Ken Spencer for the recognition! Click here to check out the winners.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Uribe - On Originality

Good post, a struggle I have to imagine any artist (visual or not) deals with, especially in "formative years", starting out, and/or trying to find a voice.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Site

After a few years with my old website I have decided to move's hard to do! However it was time, and I have my issues with the old one. I am still working out what I want the new one to be, have paintings to add, and may change a few things here and there...but it immediately alleviates some of the issues I had with the previous one, and gives me a lot more freedom to customize it as I please. Check it out when you get a chance, the same url "" will get you there, or a newer, more search engine friendly one will as well, "".

Monday, June 27, 2011

Silent Witness (Experimental Series)

I did these little portraits a couple months ago, experimenting with some different approaches and techniques. I painted all of them simultaneously so that they would have some cohesion, and if something was going right I could carry that to the next one, if something was going wrong I did not have a lot of time and energy invested in any one as an individual. Each one is done on a little 8" x 8" board, I wanted to work pretty small and fairly quick to keep things fresh and spontaneous. Some are better than others, and a few effects came out kind of cool, others not so much...but I wanted to display all 15 in all their separate failure and success instead of editing down to the ones I like. It is really nice to step back and try something a bit different, it may not end up being your best or favorite piece, but what is learned in the process is so incredibly valuable.

They are currently at Gallery 903 in Portland.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Light & Leaf

I am really enjoying this guy's stuff recently, Brad Reuben Kunkle. Obviously the figures are very well painted, but beyond that the composition and design is amazing and he implements gold and silver leaf which I imagine in person is very stunning...also some great narrative happening which appeals to the illustrator in me. Definitely sensing some Gustav Klimt here. The examples here are pretty small, but if you visit his site you can zoom in and see them in detail.

Monday, April 25, 2011

"In The Weeds"

One of the latest...just showed up at Wells Gallery in Charleston. Been a pretty busy year thus far, have about 3-4 other paintings I still need to post to the main site.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Houston Bound - Dean Day Gallery

As of this month I will now be showing at Dean Day Gallery in Houston, Texas. I am pretty excited about this, Houston being the 4th largest city in the US, and a lively art scene. Here is the gallery's little blurb from their site...

DEAN DAY GALLERY has provided art expertise & resources in assisting private collectors & design professionals in the acquisition of fine art since 1980. The gallery features contemporary, abstract & realist artwork that appeals to both the beginning & serious collector. Dean Day Gallery is centrally located on "Gallery Row" in the Upper Kirby District and is a member of the Houston Art Dealers Association.

Dean Day Gallery
2639 Colquitt
Houston, Texas 77098

SO, if you are in that area, stop by and say hello, my first work (3 paintings) will be in the gallery for their opening on March 26th.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Charleston Style & Design

There's a nice little article about the Wells Gallery in the most recent copy of Charleston Style & Design Magazine (Winter 2011). It features my painting "Flight" alongside paintings by Glen Harrington, Karen Larson Turner, and a photograph by John Michiels.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Twas the Season...

I had a couple of commissions to do for Christmas, this one was my favorite. A friend of mine asked me to paint a portrait of his 2 year old little girl to give as a gift. I could not help but smile the entire time I was painting, it brought me a lot of joy...and simultaneously a lot of stress. With any portrait I put a lot of pressure on myself to get the likeness, it is terrifying thinking that you are painting an image of an individual, in some cases someone you have never met, FOR someone who obviously knows them very well!

From what I have heard it was very well received, what a relief!