Friday, December 14, 2007

Green Grease Barrel and Mesquite Stack
18" x 24" 
Oil on panel
2007
currently on view at SAM Gallery

Two - Tone Green Dumpster
46" x 52"
oil on canvas
August, 2007
Merit Award Winner at Poncho Invitational Art Auction

Friday, December 7, 2007

I think of my work as a diary of the mundane. Like a tourist even at
home, armed with my camera: I collect my compositions and subject
matter from my immediate surroundings, and the places I visit. I look
for strong light, and bright color – elements to excite me as a painter.
Conceptually, I am interested in the landscape of contemporary life:
the spaces, places, and things that exist around us. Landscape and
the way we as a civilization shape it are a major theme of my work.
Lately, I’ve been collecting dumpsters, an emblem of contemporary
urban lifestyle.I love the bright colors, the distressed and rusty metal. I also
find a lot of imagery when I’m driving in my car – the freeways, the
construction, bright orange pylons, piles of earth, big trucks, the
lay of the land and the road. I guess I’m a bit of an
environmentalist, and I am alarmed by the rate of speed our world is
changing right in front of our eyes.
I sometimes feel nostalgic for the old architecture and the open
fields of the past, but I also like to think of my paintings as a way
to slow down the present – a visual meditation on the world we live in.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I 5 North Ramp
0il on panel
8" x 10"
2007
From South Judkins..
oil on canvas
40" x 46 1/2"
2007
Renton Dirt Pile
oil on board
15" x 18"
2007
Blue Devil Dumpster 1
oil on canvas
46" x 52"
2007
Bad Ass Redding Dumpster
oil on canvas
46" x 52"
2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Spring in Beacon Hill
oil on board
23" x 28"
2007
Little Green
oil on board
12" x 14"
2007
Spot
oil on board
15" x 18"
2007
Blue and Green Dumpster
oil on board
12" x 14"
2007
Just Plain White Trash
oil on board
15" x 18"
2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Bad Ass Redding Dumpster 1
oil on panel
20" x 24"
2006
Blue Devil Dumpster 1
oil on panel
15" x 16"
2007



Bath Still Life II
oil on panel
25" x 32"
2005

Plastic Pony
oil on panel
28" x 34"
2006




Landscape....



Dublin Botanical Garden
oil on panel
33" x  43"
2005





Steps
Oil on masonite
26" x  27"
2003





Industrial Park
Oil on panel
30" x  39"
2005





Boxwood
oil on masonite
15" x 15
2004






The Month Of May
oil on masonite
26" x 30"
2004





Blue Tarp
oil on panel
25 1/2" x 29"
2005

Arborvitae

oil on panel
30" x 34"

Night Time



Pool II
Oil on masonite
35" x 46"
2004




Pool XI
Oil on panel
16" x  18"
2004



Big Pink
oil on panel
30" x 34"

Palm Springs



In May of 2006; I spent 8 days in the Palm Springs - Palm Dessert Area driving and bicycling around and collecting landscape images for the paintings that follow. In the years previous I had done a series of night time images which included swimming pools at night, and then I always had this interest in perfectly manicured lawns and maintained landscape. So Palm Springs with it's golf courses and swimming pools seemed like an ideal place to satisfy my visual needs. What I found when I got there was a dichotomy between the places I had access to and what I was on the outside of.. usually a gate or a wall. I noticed water in an entirely different way too, and the green tarp fences illuminated by the sun were something new for me.
So, I took it all in. The paintings that follow are what came from my experience.

Pool with Yellow Float
oil on panel
16" x 24"
2006

Colonel Parker's Pool

oil on panel
24" x 28"

Palm Dessert Lot

oil on panel
32" x 48"

Sunrise Blvd.

oil on panel
24" x 24"

Threesome at Six

oil on canvas
48" x 66"

Outside New Complex

oil on panel
24" x 29"