Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Be Not Dismayed, 24"x 24", oil on canvas.
While Daring Greatly, 24"x 24", oil on canvas.
As I child, my brother and I were obsessed with sports highlight reels. We were not lucky enough to have ESPN, so we would watch the local news every night, anticipating the 4 minutes of sporting news. On Sunday night we were on cloud nine because, they would show a bloopers reel of all the mishaps in the sporting world that week. These two paintings were born out of those sports highlights.
I have to admire someone who is willing to risk, for without risk, there is no reward.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
No Toil Nor Labor Fear, 30"x 40, oil on canvas.
The Moment Before the Moment, 30"x 30", oil on canvas.
We drove some paintings down to a gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We had an amazing adventure stopping for anything interesting along the way.
It has been a long time in the works, but I am now selling paintings in the Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe. It is a prestigious gallery, full of amazing artists and has been in business since 1967. I am super excited to be hanging work there. Check out their website... http://www.meyergalleries.com
Some more gallery news will be coming soon...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
I have been a little under the weather, so I decided to look through some old sketchbooks. Here are a few of the ones I remember with fondness. Looking back through all my sketchbooks, I have realized I need to sketch a lot more. I feel it is vital to making good paintings.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
"Bind up the Brokenhearted", 48" x 48", oil on canvas.
This painting is a reflection on various themes, mostly though, I was thinking of what we can aspire to when we are at our best as a nation. As it says on the Statue of Liberty:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
"Angels on our Shoulders", 30"x 48", oil on canvas.
Dwell in the Midst, 24"x 24", oil on canvas.
Here are two painting I did for my show last month at the Terzian Galleries. I think every young boy grows up with the dream of flying an airplane. Few of us end up living that dream.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Lift up Your Eyes, oil on canvas, 36"x 48
Put Forth Thy Hand, oil on canvas, 36"x 48
Amid a Crowd of Stars, oil on canvas, 48"x 48"
Part Them Asunder, oil on canvas, 36"x 36"
Dreams of my Father, oil on canvas, 20"x 20"
A car race is comparable to life, there is preparation, then a start, a middle and a finish. I enjoy painting this series because I can reflect on this analogy.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
With the Sundance Film Festival coming to town again, my friend Joel Addams decided to put together a rad show of paintings that are connected to film. Here is a news piece KSL did on the event.
This is a painting I did during Grad School. I was trying to infuse film into my work so I started with an image from a movie scene that hit me. Since then I have taken bits and pieces from scenes but haven't painted any directly as this one.