Saturday, October 31, 2009


Above, Bette Davis in "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte". I was 9 years old when my older brother took me to see this film, portions of which, I spent balled up in the fetal position on the sticky floor of the PIX Theatre in Rock Hill, S.C. Southern-fried creepiness at its best, check out the trailer here.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


R. Crumb has illustrated the Book of Genesis. Five years in the making, this 224 page, hardcover book was released last week and currently ranks #7 in sales at R.Crumb and the Bible, not as odd a pairing as it at first seems. As a kid I always thought "Mr Natural" was kinda like a hip god. I think I will check this one out. The Sunday N.Y.Times has an insightful review here.

Many of my paintings' themes and imagery have their genesis in the stories of the Old and New Testament. Its impossible to shake the powerful archetypes contained therein. Below is the latest.

Above: Traveling Ark Song, 20x18 Framed, oil on panel,2009 (private collection)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Clown Painting

On occasion I feel the need to make a "clown painting". Their appearance in a picture frees up space in my head, allowing me to make choices I usually don't consider. My clowns are not the kind with makeup, I imagine there condition as a permanent state, in there world, that's how people look. I enjoy being a part of that world for brief intervals.
Above: Arrival Of Fun, 20x18 (26x24 Fr) oil panel, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Nashville Arts Magazine

The October issue of Nashville Arts Magazine features a cover story about my paintings, check it out here. This monthly publication covers Nashville's cultural scene, with articles about a broad range of creative expression; stone carving to pasta making. The look of the magazine is polished but hip, professional but "open-armed".With over 90 pages of content it's available for free throughout the metro area, pick one up when your in town. Kudos to Paul Polycarpou for being the catalyst behind the magazine's recent revival.

Above: The Blackberries, 20x22 framed, oil on panel 2008 (private collection)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sweet 16

Above: Nick Jonas, Phillips Arena the Atl. Photo by Madison