Tiny Gallery: September 2020

Tiny Gallery: September 2020

Posted by on Aug 31, 2020 in Art Shows, Behind the Artwork, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Barns of Rosehill has been tremendously supportive with their virtual programming during the pandemic. Although Stomp & Shout is not officially part of their Barnstorming Live Auction, From Ruth’s Drive is included in the virtual event. 30% of the sale of either painting will be donated to the Barns of Rosehill. Come see these beautiful works in person for yourself.

Love is NOT Blind

Love is NOT Blind

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in Behind the Artwork | No Comments

I want to make a book of paintings about Bunny to help others trace the patterns in their lives. With simple questions about what they see in the work, the paintings can reflect some hidden habit or an explanation for emotions that are difficult to bear. What also may be revealed are hidden strengths. The mirror art holds up for each individual shines light uniquely. Find out how you can support my project.

Bunny is Back!

Bunny is Back!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in Behind the Artwork | No Comments

Bunny is back! Here are two favorite prints from the history of Bunny. She’s a thoughtful little Creature! Many of my friends and family adore my creation Bunny. It’s great to see the love via thumbs up and smiley faces. Artists, however, need more than virtual support. Consider supporting your local artist by buying a […]

The Opioid Crisis: Painting a Problem with the Wrong Name

The Opioid Crisis: Painting a Problem with the Wrong Name

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, killing more people than the AIDS epidemic at its peak. It is a problem, but the name distracts us from the causes. Addicts are ignored when we focus on the drugs. We forget there are multiple steps that lead people to make […]

May I Paint Your Picture?

May I Paint Your Picture?

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Behind the Artwork, How To's | No Comments

I wanted to ask the woman waiting on the bench outside our restaurant. “You’re so beautiful. Can I take a photo? I’m a painter.” It worked in Italy, but that woman was Swiss, and “of a certain age.” Past the point of caring what she looked like in the hot sun, holding her watering can in her […]

The Psychology of No!

The Psychology of No!

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Art History, Behind the Artwork, Essays | No Comments

It’s been almost 130 days. Waves of horse shit fly from every imaginable source. We’re all covered in it. Fake news? How do you discern it? Try using common sense. This is not a witch hunt folks. It’s a sink hole that will, with cosmic providence, swallow every last person with stained fingers and pitcher’s elbow. If […]

Women Who Work?

Women Who Work?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Art History, Behind the Artwork, Essays | No Comments

While working on my most recent painting, the news has been appropriately filled with updates on the subject. We finally have a woman in the White House. Ivanka Trump has an office and access to classified information, though she is not technically serving as a government employee. She will be offering her father, Donald Trump, an independent perspective to […]

Las Meninas 2.0

Las Meninas 2.0

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Art History, Behind the Artwork, Essays | No Comments

My most recent painting pays homage to one of the greatest portraits in history. Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez painted Las Meninas in 1656 for King Philip IV of Spain and his second wife Maria Anna of Austria. It has been described in many ways, including History’s First Photo-Bomb and the Canonical Masterpiece of Western Painting. It is […]

Have Your Art, Gelato and Cappuccino…

Have Your Art, Gelato and Cappuccino…

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Art Shows, Behind the Artwork | No Comments

Some may argue that ice cream and coffee are not necessities. These people are not likely to think that painting is necessary either. I’m happy to report that both are not only essential, but possible to enjoy at the same time. My first show in Washington, DC will be modest: a two month run in […]

What Came First, the bed time story or the nightmare?

What Came First, the bed time story or the nightmare?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Art History, Behind the Artwork | No Comments

We should think twice before approaching amateur or professional couches to answer this question. A childhood fed by fairy tales, enlarged by the steroidal effects of Hollywood or Disney can lead to some pretty freaky stuff. An adult redo of Margaret Wise Brown’s classic might include: “Good night obsessive compulsive disorder”, “Good night electra complex”, “Good night existential fear of death”… Psychoactive doors, […]