The Road Ahead

February 14th, 2017 - Write a comment »

I used to feel self-conscious if I told someone I was a painter.  Compared to professions like teaching or medicine, pursuing art seemed self-indulgent as everything revolved around my interests, or what I wanted to make.  Why would anyone care […]

Disappearing Act

May 22nd, 2016 - Write a comment »

The process of creating a painting requires sincere focus from an artist.  It’s like a dance of adding and subtracting, where the artist determines what a painting needs, and what should be taken out.  Of course a work of art […]

The Shape of Things

April 2nd, 2016 - Write a comment »

As do many artists, I have certain stylistic preferences when I create art.  For example, I frequently have symmetrically balanced compositions.  I tend to favor making objects appear centered in my image.   I also like piling things  into mounds.  […]

Looking Backward, Moving Forward

January 3rd, 2016 - Write a comment »

As I write this, 2015 has ended and 2016 has just begun.  The conclusion of the year and the beginning of another is sort of like the cycle of life.  One thing ends and something else is born.   This transition […]

When Things Are Grey

November 22nd, 2015 - Write a comment »

It’s intriguing how certain experiences can result in a new work of art.  Earlier this year I was going through a period of extreme frustration related to a failed relationship.  One evening I was at my studio listening to Nine […]

A Change of Scenery

September 17th, 2015 - Write a comment »

One never knows where an idea for a painting will come from, but I get new ideas all the time.  Sometimes I’ll comb through an art book in my library for inspiration.  This exercise always gets my imagination flowing.  When […]

Having a Whale of a Time

August 5th, 2015 - 1 Comment »

As do many artists, I am always seeking to advance the development of my craft and my technical process.   I try to challenge myself and search for ways I might improve my skills so my art can flourish.  No doubt […]

Refining an Idea

June 8th, 2015 - Write a comment »

Many artists would say that the creative process is rather unfathomable.  We may know what it feels like to create, but it is a difficult thing to describe in words or explain precisely what is taking place.  As for me, […]

Having a Ball

January 15th, 2015 - Write a comment »

I thought I would share some images documenting the creative process behind my recent painting “Critical Mass”.  The painting shows a massive floating sphere of cars.  I wanted this image to feel whimsical, yet mildly disturbing.  My intention for creating […]

A Tall Tale

November 16th, 2014 - Write a comment »

This blog post is about the evolution of my painting “Dominion”. My idea was to show a massive skyscraper towering over a vast city stretching to the horizon.  I was envisioning a point in time when the growing disparity between […]