Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The latest

Another little 6 x 6.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Reception at Cattle Track

My mom and I next to my pieces at the show

Monday, November 12, 2007

Upcoming exhibition

Four of my small 6" x 6" pieces will be hung in the upcoming Great Things Come in Small Packages exhibition at Cattle Track Arts Compound in Scottsdale. The reception will be Saturday, November 24, 4pm - 8pm. For location and more info.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The task of an artist

"The process of putting the thing you value most in the world out for the assessment of strangers is a confidence-shaking business even in the best of times."
- Ann Patchett, Truth & Beauty

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

What I'm working on now...

We moved two months ago and I'm finally back into the swing of things. I feel *mostly* settled and so glad to be painting again. This is the latest piece I'm working on.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Priority Boxes

check out this guy's art ... he paints beautiful boxes and ships them out all over the world for free!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

"Somewhere a hunter padded in his mukluks, watching the horizon through the clouds of his breath; a dancer with hair below her buttocks chassed toward the bathroom in her muumuu. These were the only two things I knew for certain..."
- taken from a short story by Paul Fattaruso

Monday, July 30, 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Call for Mail Art

Want a great excuse to get creative? Here's a fun project to check out... this gallery in AZ is calling artists to decorate envelopes, postcards, and just about anything that will go through the mail to send them for an upcoming exhibition. Every piece will be for sale and the proceeds will go to a local children's charity. What could be better?

Friday, July 06, 2007

One is never finished seeing and watching. Our eyes are the door of the spirit and the light of the mind.
- Georges Rouault

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

"Sometimes the painting starts to relate very directly to either sights seen or experiences felt, other times it just goes off on a tangent that you really can’t articulate."
-Jenny Saville

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Chicago Exhibition

Two of my pieces go up today in this exhibition in Chicago.
Please join us for the opening reception, Friday, June 8th from 6 pm - 9:30 pm.
Black Walnut Gallery
2135 W. Division Street, Chicago

Saturday, May 26, 2007

What I'm working on now...

16 x 20
not finished yet

Saturday, May 19, 2007

More little ones

each is 6 x 6

Monday, May 14, 2007

A thought for today...

A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places.

- Paul Gardner

Monday, May 07, 2007

Little Ones

The latest little ones. I think I've decided they are supposed to be hung three together like these are shown here.
each 6"x6"

Friday, April 06, 2007

Exhibition pieces close up

Aqua Intersections - 6' x 4' (available)

Rose Intersections

Yellow Intersections with Poppy

Intersections (Artist Statement)

This work grows out of a series of questions that have formed in me during recent years. The questions have to do with dichotomies of the human experience (e.g. love and hate, peace and war, fullness and emptiness, etc.). Although these realities oppose each other, they share space in the world; and they share space in me. In the beginning I asked how such powerful paradoxes could exist. The larger force of my work, however, gained momentum after shifting my attention to explore how they affect one another through their proximity and inevitable encounter.

In the world of color, opposites on the color wheel are blue and orange, red and green, purple and yellow. Combining opposing paint colors while still wet results in a mucky brown. If, however, opposing colors are set side by side instead of mixed, the result is often a powerful visual interaction that is frequently surprising. After realizing how thoroughly these color interactions held my attention, I poured all my creativity into exploring them, taking my questions of paradox with me into the work. The pieces hanging in this exhibition are some of the results of that journey.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Gallery Reception - March 31st

Here's a map of Wheaton's campus for anyone who needs it:

Adams Hall is nearest to Washington St. between Union and Franklin streets. Coming from Naperville Rd. and Roosevelt Rd. go North on Naperville through Roosevelt. Turn right (East) at your first stop sign. Turn left (North) at your next stop sign (Washington). You can follow Washington over the train tracks and on to campus. Street parking is available on the East side of Washington, as well as parking in the lot surrounding Blanchard Hall.

Little ones

6 x 6 each
I'm not sure if these will go in the show or not... (available)

Friday, February 23, 2007

"Art is a lie which makes us realize the truth."
- Picasso

Monday, February 19, 2007

40 days to go...

till my show reception!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Bono, on art

"I kinda like being in the controversy. In the tension. there is this great tradition of worship but music that expresses life and wrestles tradition to the ground is absent. I want my music to do something. something positive in a negative world. I want to own up to my earthly desires and struggles. The key to art is truth... know the truth and the truth will set you free. I start my day as a writer this way. Truth is key, if not my art is a lie...."
- Bono

Saturday, February 03, 2007

The latest

acrylic and mixed media on canvas

Monday, January 29, 2007

Big Green

posted earlier, but now in it's finished state!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Three little ones

Each 12 x 12, acrylic and mixed media on canvas

Thursday, January 11, 2007