Sunday, May 19, 2019

Teamed up with Ramble Content


I teamed up with my friends at Ramble Content to do a show about Film, Photography and Painting. We had an amazing night. I wanted to thank all those that helped and those that attended. Check out Ramble's website https://www.ramblecontent.com

Painting above is: The Obvious and the Absurd, 36"x 48", oil on canvas

Thursday, May 9, 2019

To Late Starts and Second Chances


To Late Starts and Second Chances, 42"x 42", oil on canvas

There is something so beautiful and graceful about the way horses run. I could paint them forever. I am glad this one found a good home.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Divers




Courage Abound, 36"x 36", oil on canvas


The Mists of the Deep, 36"x 36", oil on canvas

Something about these Divers is so fascinating. They were very daring to head underwater not knowing if their gear was going to help or hurt them. It took them hours to get into these suits, I doubt they could get out quickly.

Available at the http://terziangalleries.com

Monday, March 26, 2018

Defying Gravity



This painting is about all of us. We all at some point have to take a risk. And while not as drastic as balancing on the edge of a building, we sometimes feel that it may be. Greatness is usually on the other side of the fear we feel. Add to that the voices of doubt that constantly challenge our hopes, dreams and beliefs. The "voices of reason" often seem to add to the resistance and holds us back. 

I say risk, dream, grow, evolve, challenge the mountain and yourself. 

Defying Gravity, 48"x 60", oil on canvas.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Helper One Show at Finch Lane Gallery



I recently participated in a show at the Finch Lane Gallery. The show centers around Paul Davis, Dave Dornan, John Erickson, and Tony Smith and what they did at the U of U and in Helper, Utah. The show is filled with amazing paintings and will be hanging until the end of February. If you are into art I'd highly recommend stopping in.  

This is the piece I hung, The Moment After Impact, 40"x 40", oil on canvas. 











Thursday, November 9, 2017

Showing with a new Gallery... David Ericson Fine Art


 The Honesty of His Efforts, 30"x 40", oil on canvas.



His Final Inspection, 30"x 40", oil on canvas.



He Shall Go Forth, 16"x 20", oil on canvas.


Dropped off some paintings to the David Ericson Gallery this past month. Dave is a great guy and the roster of artists is amazing. What an honor to join their team.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Going Forth


Paintings are similar to mirrors, they reflect back more about us than we realize. Our reactions often expose things about us that we do not expect.

Going Forth for me is a painting about hope, clinging to the one light on the horizon and moving toward it. Others have told me it expresses the exact opposite, or at least until they read the title.
Oil on canvas, 36"x 48", Sold at Terzian Galleries

Friday, October 6, 2017

Abandoning Reason






Abandoning Reason, oil on canvas, 36"x 48"

I started these sketches the night of Brexit. I was pretty shocked at what had happened and how a nation made a decision without knowing what it meant. The news of them googling "What is Brexit" after having voted for it, shocked me. 

So I started thinking that we often make decisions without realizing the consequences. Some are small and meaningless while some are gigantic and horrific. I started thinking that three British bobbies jumping in the harbor was a funny symbol of reason being abandoned. The positive is that while a little cheeky, these men will dry off and learn from their mistakes and hopefully we as a society can do the same. It is dripping in irony of the super logical jumping fully clothed into the water. Almost as though Sherlock Holmes himself had lost his mind. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

#Hayestough







I was recently on the news after painting a piece for my buddy's wife. It was an emotional experience painting a little angel who recently passed away. This family is stronger than any of us realize. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Mine Eyes Have Seen, 12"x 12", oil on panel


Every spring I watch Ken Burn's series on the Civil War. It is one of the best documentary series I have ever seen. I love all the old photos they share. This little face has haunted me for a while now, so I had to paint him. I have wondered what his eyes witnessed as our nation went to war with itself.