Saturday, November 12, 2016

2 Years Of Painting (The Present)

This concludes a tour of what has been happening in the studio the last two years. 

At the moment I am working on a website, and contemplating..instagram. Self promotion has not been a strength of mine, (that was always the galleries' job), but lately it has occurred to me that I also need to participate in the creation of my narrative (we used to call that.. "branding"..narrative sounds cozier). What artist hasn't stated, "the work speaks for itself"..I have and they don't. The majority of viewers want to know things, "where are you from, what does it mean, how do you do it...?", these are the questions I am frequently asked . The answers can come from different sources, the dealer, critic or your next door neighbor. The artist has a unique perspective on their mode of expression, sometimes contrary to what is perceived by onlookers, both are valid, but it can be interesting to hear what source has to say...see you in two years..(kidding).

  The paintings below are currently featured in a show at Tew Galleries in Atlanta called, The Painted Figure, Oct 21-Nov 18. 

Bandstand  40x35" oil canvas (private collection)

North Star 18x17" oil wood

Old Soul 15x14" oil wood

Passing Through Time And Space 32x38" oil canvas

Solar (2) 35x40" oil canvas

Storyteller 30x34" oil canvas

The Landing 22x24" oil wood

The Storyteller 22x22" oil wood
(Private Collection)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

2 Years Of Painting (Part Four))

The paintings below were completed in 2015-16,
they can be seen now at The Blue Spiral Gallery in Asheville, N.C. "Time" is a recurring theme with stage-like surroundings, it's all an illusion...right?

Passing Through 18x19" oil wood

Portal 18x17" oil wood

The Hunter's Shadow 20x22" oil wood

Sandcastle 22x20" oil wood

Time Stands Still 16x18" oil wood

Sweet Potato (Moon) 6x10" oil wood

 Sweet Potato (Ark) 6x10" oil wood

Ghost Ship 40x35" oil canvas

Solar 35x40" oil canvas

Saturday, October 15, 2016

2 Years Of Painting (Part Three)

The timeline is now late 2014 to Summer 2015. I had work in a group show at Tew Galleries (Atlanta) and a show at The Arts Company (Nashville). 

Beneath The City 20x22" oil wood

Distant Planet 29x38" oil canvas (Private Collection)

Peanut 17x18" oil wood (Private Collection)

Roam 20x18" oil wood (Private Collection)

Apparition (Dogwoods) 40x35" oil canvas

Pudding 18x19" oil wood

Friday, October 14, 2016

2 Years Of Painting (Part Two)

This Group of paintings were featured in a show at Tom Ross Gallery in Santa Fe, Spring of 2014. Tom decided to close the gallery this past January. I had shown with them for the last 12 years, the staff was always professional, friendly and of luck Tom.

Lemon 14x12" oil wood (Private Collection)

Sea Show 12x15" oil wood (Private Collection)

Western Song 12x13" oil wood (Private Collection)

Ark 14x12" oil wood (Private Collection)

Sky And Sea 14x12" oil wood (Private Collection)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

2 Years Of Painting (Part One)

Ok, no excuses just images...maybe one excuse..facebook.. updating this social medium has proven to be quite distracting,..what a time vacuum..right? Anyway..I will begin again and bring this blog up to the present. Frankly I miss this forum, to me it feels like a quiet zone, passe perhaps, but if you have read this far you are interested, so thanks.

Deep Water 16x13" oil wood (private collection)

Catfish 14x16" oil wood (private collection)

Ark 2 14x12" oil wood (private collection

The Grey Planet 22x24" oil wood (private collection)

Sleepwalker 13x16" oil wood

Traveling Circus 18x17" oil wood (private collection)

Birdhouse 22x20" oil wood

All of these paintings were featured in a show at Blue Spiral (Asheville NC Oct 2014)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Year Of Painting...Part One

I recently received an email from someone that had seen my work on the blog, they enjoyed the images but was wondering if I was still "active"...? (burn)

Yes, very much so, despite the lack of activity in this forum. 
Time to catch-up, the paintings below were featured in my show at TEW Galleries (Atl.) this past December.
(Part Two coming soon..?!)



Top to Bottom
Sleepwalker 14x16 (20x22fr) oil/wood 2013*
Riding The Bull 16x18 (22x24 fr) oil/wood 2013*
Tulip (Prodigal Son) 20x18 (26x24fr) oil/wood 2013*
Equestrian 18x16 (24x22fr) oil/wood 2013*
Pie 20x22 (26x28fr) oil/wood 2013*
(*In a Private Collection)

This is what happens when you don't clean the studio, (the sweet potato in the PIE painting, wonder if I can plant this?)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Summer Round-Up, And A Labor Day Tale

Welcome back to what is starting to become a quarterly update..hey, what can you do? The Summer months are usually a slowing down "production-wise"...not this year...rain (everyday), cool temps and demand, have kept me focused, have a look.

Ok, Labor Day has come and gone, so..what was my first job?Working at the Esso (Exxon now) gas-car wash, on Cherry Rd. Rock Hill, SC. I was 16 and my first day was the 4th of July, busy day for car washes in the "Hill". Showed up, put on my jumpsuit and became one of "Jerry's Tigers". A total disaster..! The highlight was when I drove the car to the wash with the gas nozzle still attached, petrol went everywhere. Clocked out, never went back.The next week I got a job on a Coca-Cola truck delivering soda, about a buck an hr. and all the Dr.Pepper I could drink!

Paintings in order (top to bottom)

Blackberry Dream 18x20" oil/panel
The Celebration 28x25" oil/canvas
The Conjurer 16x18 oil/panel
Still Life 40x35" oil/canvas
The Celebration (2) 18x20" oil panel
The Woodcarver 20x22 oil/panel
The Guardians 16x18"oil/panel
Inside The Bird Museum 20x22" oil/panel