Thursday, July 25, 2013

Recent Show at FICE called "Whvt Wvste"

"Where is the beef?" Oil and Spray Paint on Panel, 20"x 20"  $686

"Don't bother me, I'm eating." Oil and Spray Paint on Panel, 20"x 20"  $720

"I'm lovin' it." Oil and Spray Paint on Panel, 20"x 20"  $677

"Quality you can taste." Oil and Spray Paint on Panel, 20"x 20"  $710

"Have it your way." Oil and Spray Paint on Panel, 20"x 20"  $720

I recently participated in a show with some talented young artists at a gallery in SL called FICE. The show was based on finding something discarded and then do some art on it. I decided to paint hamburgers probably from my less then inspiring stint as a teenage employee of McDonalds. I painted them directly on discarded cabinets from USU, just as I did when I was tole painting with my Norwegian Grandmother. It was a fun little series to play with while looking into the fast food industry.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Show at FICE/ Hamburger series

When I was a very young child one of my best memories was when my Norwegian grandmother taught me how to tole paint. I remember the awesome feeling of being trusted with "real paint", "real brushes" and a piece of wood instead of paper. I was suddenly invited to the "adult art table"and I could not have been happier. I remember painting a lion and my effort surprised the class. 

This experience mixed with my year of working at McDonald's were two of the motivations to paint this small series. More paintings to come and more details on why I did these.

They will be hanging at the FICE gallery in SLC this Friday with three really strong and upcoming painters, CJ Hales, Clay Cavender and McKay Felt. See the image below for details.  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Portrait of Millie Flamm

This was commissioned by the Peay family for the parents of Millie Flamm. It was an honor and a privilege to paint her portrait. She taught me what is important in life and I am so grateful for the lessons. I will forever be appreciative.