A Long and Winding Road

January 29th, 2013 - Write a comment »

Every painting evolves differently in the studio.  Some are born easily, essentially painting themselves.  Others require round after round of uncertain explorations, followed by periods of reflection, trying to ascertain where the painting wishes to go.  The final painting may […]

X Libris

October 23rd, 2012 - Write a comment »

I have a piece in an upcoming show at Root Division Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibition, entitled X Libris, explores the book as a mode of communication in flux. The show runs from Nov. 7th to Dec. 1st, 2012. […]

The Mysterious Workings of the Art World

August 14th, 2012 - Write a comment »

“Dear Artist, I regret to inform you that our juror did not select your work for our exhibit.”   No doubt every artist early in their career encounters multiple rejections like this before something clicks, the planets hopefully align, and their […]

The Second Best Thing

August 8th, 2012 - Write a comment »

The fairly recent advance of digital books would make you expect that real books are destined the same fate as buggy whips.  Up to now I have felt that art books would be spared this fate as nothing  compares to […]

Dark Matter

August 6th, 2012 - Write a comment »

I recently began work on a new series of enigmatic paintings which portray cars on “fire”.  Not with hot, bright flames, but rather, a dark nocturnal glowing light like bioluminescence.  I haven’t yet figured out what these images are about […]

Piling it on

July 26th, 2012 - Write a comment »

Collection, 2011 78″x94″ Oil on linen, credit: Catherine Clark Gallery I thought I would make this post about an artist whose work I greatly admire.  Chester Arnold is an amazing painter I have been following for several years.  He is […]

Compulsive Actions

July 17th, 2012 - Write a comment »

Due to a much needed vacation I was absent from my studio for most of last month.  However I’m now rapidly making up for lost time as I have been working on a number of new paintings.  The image above […]

Through That Which is Seen

June 7th, 2012 - Write a comment »

If you live in the Bay Area stop by Root Division Gallery.  I am participating in a group show entitled Through That Which is Seen which explores the diorama in contemporary art. I will be exhibiting a piece I call […]

Reassessing an Idea

April 23rd, 2012 - Write a comment »

A few months ago I began a 5’x4′ painting which shows a vast mining pit bristling with cranes and machinery feverishly digging into the earth.   After a few weeks of work, however, I began to realize the complexity of […]

Spring is in the Air

April 11th, 2012 - Write a comment »

Yes, spring is here! Which means it’s that time again where many artists in the Mission District of San Francisco open their studio doors to the public.  This weekend you’re invited to stop by and see what I have been […]