Sunday, April 2, 2017
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.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Submerged in the Task, 24"x 30", oil on canvas.
To Be of Us, 24"x 30", oil on canvas.
Thank you to all the people who showed up and supported us last week. We had an amazing weekend! The show will be up at Terzian Galleries in Park City until February 15th.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
This weekend I am having a one man show at the Terzian Galleries in Park City, Utah. There is an opening on Friday February 3rd, from 6-9pm and Saturday the 4th from 3-6pm. There will be 18 new paintings available for viewing. All of the paintings are blue collar workers depicted in the midst of their work. This piece is titled Moving in Common Rhythm, oil on canvas, 42"x 42".
Monday, December 19, 2016
Leading West, 48"x48", oil on canvas
Bound For Glory, 30"x 30", oil on canvas
I was recently invited to participate in a show at the Tucson Museum of Art. They included these two train paintings of mine. It is an incredible honor to hang in this prestigious museum and alongside the amazing artists in this show. If you are in the area enjoying the weather, swing in and enjoy some art. The show will be up until early February.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Living in the Present, 24"x 30", oil on canvas
Foolish but Faithful, 24"x 24", oil on canvas
On the Other Side of Fear, 24"x 24", oil on canvas
Here are a few fun small paintings I did this summer for the Rare Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Check out their gallery up there if you are in the area. http://raregalleryjacksonhole.com/home.html
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
This is a recent commission for the Brain family. With all the political discussions going on here in the United States and even abroad in the UK, it was a breath of fresh air to spend some time with old Abraham Lincoln. It was fun to listen to some audiobooks about his life as I painted this piece. As we have faced trials recently, may we take his advice from another time when the country was on the verge of bursting apart:
"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Leaving Navuoo, 12"x 16", graphite on paper.
Emily Hill, 12"x 16", graphite on paper.
Chimney Rock, 12"x 16", graphite on paper.
Recently, I was asked by my local church to do drawings for their upcoming youth trek. They are highlighting certain pioneers who traveled the Mormon Trail about a 150 years ago. I was hesitant because I have plenty on my plate as is, but as I drew these people I came to appreciate their sacrifice and fortitude. Many of my ancestors walked that trail and this experience has inspired me to research their stories.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
First Flight, 24"x 48", oil on canvas.
Attracting a Crowd, 36"x 48", oil on canvas.
I recently did these two pieces for the dental offices of two old friends. They went to dental school at UNC and their building was inspired by and constructed in the fashion of an old cigar factory. They wanted pieces that had some Tarheel blue and were connected to North Carolina, so we came up with this concept. What a miracle it was that flight was first achieved by two bicycle makers from Ohio who were worked tirelessly to solve any problem they met.
If you are in the SL area and need work on your mouth, look up Jon Rasmussen and Dave Stoker, they are the best in the business.