Wednesday, May 19, 2010


An artist is always on the hunt for new ideas, new inspiration. Often, for me at least, these new directions have their genesis in prior projects, like the composition and colors in the Tribe Series posted previously. They do not happen in a vacuum...and the observation of settings, situations, things around me often trigger the connection to past work, and serve as the extension or conduit to bring the new creations into being. This is the case with my new series "Aero". A few shots of the launching point follow. Stay tuned...this is going to be big!


Tribe Series 1 - 4

The following four series were seemingly born in an instant on March 26, 2009 (see the green Tribe Series #1, which was the first). In reality, the idea, that moment, was really the convergence of the prior 7 years of exploration of the figure, the still life, the landscape. These paintings run the gamut of these subjects...they sometimes are narrative, sometimes purely design, and mostly just plain fun to create! I compose and paint them always in groups of four, and now that there are 4 series, I wanted to present them to you in their intended groupings.

Tribe Series #4

Tribe Series #3

Tribe Series #2

Tribe Series #1

Monday, March 8, 2010

"Rodin And Italy", Revisited

During my art studies in Italy in 2001, I saw an outdoor exhibition of Rodin bronzes at the Villa Medici Museum in Rome. The juxtaposition of these sculptures in the picturesque garden caught and held my attention enough to dedicate one of my studio walls to the largest painting I have attempted to date. These pictures document the progress toward the finished mural.