Contemporary oil paintings from a studio located deep in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon

Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter's Day

6"x6" oil on canvas $250

Winter Solstice is upon us. That time of the year when the dimly lit skies are myriad shades of the cold colors of blue and gray. My beautiful deciduous trees are naked and shivering with the North winds that blow through. It's also a time of reflection and change, for the old year is nearing its expiration and will move over to make room for the new one.

This will be my last post of 2010. I wish everyone a warm and safe winter. And here's to a kind and generous 2011, may it be the best year yet!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Amongst The Clouds

8"x8" oil on panel $400

This is the second and final piece that that I painted for a show in Bellingham, Washington for the "Little Gallery". The opening reception will be Friday, December 3, 6-10pm and will run until December, 18.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Afternoon Delight

8"x8" oil on panel $400

This is one of two pieces that were painted for an upcoming show called "Small Treasures at the Little Gallery" with the "Little Gallery" in Bellingham, Washington. I've only painted on panel just a couple of times, and even at this small size, (8"x8"), it is bigger than any other panel I've previously painted. It's a very different experience than working with canvas and I found myself completely absorbed in my work. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I am able to get detail and fine lines that I found elusive with a textured canvas. This may revolutionize the way I paint in the future.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Winds Of Change

No doubt you can tell I'm inspired by the dramatic Pacific Northwest skies. I am frequently asked if I am a "Plein Air" painter and though on occasion I have painted outside on site, my usual procedure is to take a lot of photographs and go back to the creature comforts of the studio to work out my composition. If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, I'm currently showing through November 30th at Proper Eats Restaurant. Come see!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Standing Ovation

24"x24" oil on canvas $2100

This was painted a few months ago in anticipation of the September Allied Art Galley show in Bellingham, Washington. I have a tendency to paint in warmer colors and of vistas that are far more temperate than in my studio on a cold Pacific Northwest winter day.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


18"x18" oil on canvas $1,200

This is one of several new pieces painted for my September art show at the gallery of Allied Art Of Whatcom County in Bellingham, Washington. The reception is "First Friday", September 3, from 6pm till 10pm. Check it out!

Friday, April 2, 2010

One By The Creek

12"x12" oil on canvas $700

This piece currently hangs in the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery in Salem, Oregon. A few people have asked me about it lately, so I thought I'd post a picture of it. Salem is about an hour south of Portland, right on I-5. If you find yourself in the area, take a look!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Mending The Heart

In honor of Valentines, I thought I would dredge up one of the few remaining "Heart" pieces from the archives. Executed in 1999, the title of the work as well as the safety pin speaks for itself.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Finding Your Way

2"x2" oil on canvas on metal can

This is a piece that was donated to the "Nourish and Sustain" auction at the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery in Salem, Oregon. It will be showing February 1-27 with the proceeds benefiting the Marion Polk Food Share.

100 artist were directly mailed an empty can and told to create something . I choose to open it, flatten it and texture it with a hammer on concrete, creating the perfect 2 dimensional surface to mount a picture. What you see here is the small canvas I painted and attached to the front of the flatten can.