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Origins of Life
Acrylic on Canvas
5' x 4' SOLD to
ECCO BISTRO Pizza Ecco

Life begins with a kiss. The earth and sky represent lovers in an intimate pose. He is about to kiss her neck. The VanGoghian sky is filled with stars which are metaphors for the swimmers racing to catch the prize which will result in a new life. Her head and neck bear a slight resemblence to the womb that will carry the new life into the world. And it all begins with a liss - the origin of life.

The Pain Inside
Watercolor
18 x 24 $300.00

We've all had days like this... Part of a series devoted to the theme of human suffering and hiding it, overcoming it, learning from it, growing from it. What seems bad at first, isn't always all bad.

Pain and Growth
Watercolor
18 x 24 $300.00

Part of a series devoted to the theme of human suffering and hiding it, overcoming it, learning from it, growing from it. What seems bad at first, isn't always all bad, and often pain and painful experiences lead us to grow in beautiful ways we wouldn't otherwise grow. But only if we let it.

Hidden Pain
WaterColor
18" x 24" $300

Part of a series devoted to the theme of human suffering and hiding it, overcoming it, learning from it, growing from it. What seems bad at first, isn't always all bad, and often pain and painful experiences lead us to grow in beautiful ways we wouldn't otherwise grow. But only if we let it.

A Man's Pain
Water Color
18 x 24 $300.00

We've all had days like this... Part of a series devoted to the theme of human suffering and hiding it, overcoming it, learning from it, growing from it. What seems bad at first, isn't always all bad.

Hiding the Pain
Water Color
18 x 24 $300.00

Part of a series devoted to the theme of human suffering and hiding it, overcoming it, learning from it, growing from it. What seems bad at first, isn't always all bad, and often pain and painful experiences lead us to grow in beautiful ways we wouldn't otherwise grow. But only if we let it.

Backache Heartache
Watercolor and Resist
15 x 20 $450.00

A fractured tree-trunk with a heavy human head on top represent the times when the pain and brokenness of life is so great that you can barely hold up your head. All you can do is cry a lake of tears and hope for a better day. Part of a series devoted to the theme of human suffering and hiding it, overcoming it, learning from it, growing from it. What seems bad at first, isn't always all bad, and often pain and painful experiences lead us to grow in beautiful ways we wouldn't otherwise grow. But only if we let it.

Sunflower Eye
Water Color
18 x 24 $300.00

Part of a series integrating human anatomy with landscape elements. We are part of God's earth from which we came, to which we shall return.

Art Lesson
Water Color
9 x 12 $300.00

Part of a series integrating human anatomy with landscape elements. We are part of God's earth from which we came, to which we shall return. Thispainting started as a lesson demonstrating to students how to paint a waterclor ballon, and then the rest of the painting emerged.

Pilgrimage
Wet Watercolor
20 x 15 $300.00

In the journey through life toward a more "pure" or "holy" state, we let go of baggage, negative emotions, unforgiveness, etc. The sun represents the thing moved toward in this pilgrimage, a purifier that burns off all the impurities once carried. The technique is wet into wet crumpled watercolor, and there are a few random bits of what appear to be white specs indicating elements of pure light, truth and holiness encountered on the journey.

The Shelter We Give
Watercolor Collage
15 x 20 $300.00

In the love and comfort of friends and family, shelter and shade from the hard realities of life are found. Portions of human figures morph with leafless tree branches, while nestled beneath, a vulnerably exposed woman rests confidently and peacefully in the complete safety and protection of love.

Surreal Teen Life
Watercolor and Ink
20 x 15 $300.00

On the left, the paint is neatly contained in the outlined ink forms, but on the right, the paint is blown out of its boundary lines. Repressed and wildly expressed emotions are thus depicted along with the sometimes-angry, conflicted mind trying to navigate the journey to adulthood, as references to childhood treats and playthings float past.

Birthday Party
Watercolor
24 x 18 $300.00

The cylinder, cone and sphere take on playful colors and are surrounded by loose references to cakes, candy, balloons, games and hands grabbing for spilled pi? contents. All are reminiscent of a time when a life is annually celebrated on the anniversary of one?s arrival in the world - a ?Birthday?.

Field of Dreams
Watercolor
20 x 15 $300.00

In dreams proportions and sequences are irrationally ordered. The foreground landscape is detailed in crisp focus, while the middle ground plants are tiny and show proportional perspective. However when the flowers appear in the unfocused background, they are gigantic, of tree-like magnitude. Suddenly the perfectly proportioned field takes on irrational proportions. It is not scary however; the dreamlike quality is one of playful, peaceful slumber in soft pastels, achieved through wet on wet puddling.

Detail from Origins of Life
Acrylic on canvas

A detail piece from Origins of Life (above on this page).

Intimate Land and Sky
Acrylic on Canvas
20x16 $350.00

In this series, earth and sky are represented in the intimacy of two lovers faces in profile. Thick brush-strokes in distinct textures, and the shapes partially separated by green-toned middle ground, convey uniqueness and individuality, while the intimate posture reflects oneness and unity.

Intimate Land and Sky 2
Oil on Canvas
24x18 $350.00

In this series, earth and sky are represented in the intimacy of two lovers faces in profile. Thick brush-strokes in distinct textures, and the shapes partially separated by green-toned middle ground, convey uniqueness and individuality, while the intimate posture reflects oneness and unity.

Intimate Land and Sky 3
Oil on Canvas
24x18 $350.00

In this series, earth and sky are represented in the intimacy of two lovers faces in profile. Thick brush-strokes in distinct textures, and the shapes partially separated by green-toned middle ground, convey uniqueness and individuality, while the intimate posture reflects oneness and unity.

S Curves in Blue
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 $750.00

Capturing organic and abstract shapes hidden in branches, trees are metaphors for the lives of individuals. Each branch represents the many aspects of a person?s life; their career, their family, their possessions, their relationships, and the shelter and shade they give to others. Changing branch shapes illustrate transformation, many times in a person?s life as they must reinvent themselves, change and grow continually.

 

Bright Fingers
Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 $550.00

Capturing organic and abstract shapes hidden in branches, trees are metaphors for the lives of individuals. Each branch represents the many aspects of a person?s life; their career, their family, their possessions, their relationships, and the shelter and shade they give to others. Changing branch shapes illustrate transformation, many times in a person?s life as they must reinvent themselves, change and grow continually.

Side Heavy
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 $650.00

Capturing organic and abstract shapes hidden in branches, trees are metaphors for the lives of individuals. Each branch represents the many aspects of a person?s life; their career, their family, their possessions, their relationships, and the shelter and shade they give to others. Changing branch shapes illustrate transformation, many times in a person?s life as they must reinvent themselves, change and grow continually.

Summer
Acrylic on Canvas
10 x 8 $200.00

Bold primary colors represent water and sunny skies. A nuetral color patch is left up to the viewer to interpret as sand dunes or clouds.

Rose Lady
Oil on Canvas
24 x 18 $550.00

In a monochromatic seascape, the female figure is morphed into the sand dunes, for a different take on the typical beach scene painting.

Passing Out
Oil on Canvas
10 x 8 $250.00

When pain is endured for a long time at intense severity, the body sometimes responds by shutting down. If you were to pass out from pain, what would it look like? Before losing consciousness, what is the last thing you would see?

Pilgrimage to the Sun
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 SOLD

As we journey through life toward a more "pure" or "holy" state, we start to lose the baggage, negative emotions, unforgiveness, etc. The sun represents as the thing we move toward in this pilgrimage, a purifier that burns off all the impurities that we had once carried. The technique is wet into wet crumpled watercolor, and there are a few random bits of what appear to be white specs indicating elements of pure light, truth and holiness we encounter on our journey.

Whirlwinds of Life
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 SOLD

Vortexes of differing depths, capturing light from opposing angles represent various elements of a person?s life, all spinning out of control. At the same time, it appears that everything is being sucked into the center of a larger vortex, representing how everyone has felt at one time or another.

Falling Particles
Acrylic on Canvas
4 x 6 $175.00

Daydreaming, staring off in the distance, unfocused on any particular object, sunlit dust particles take on new beauty.

Sure of Our Flag
Oil on Canvas
36x24 $350.00

Transposed on an out-of-control scene is the now-popular image of firefighters raising our flag. The unfinished appearance represents time when we really did not and still do not know how much our world had changed or would change. The bootless, footless firefighters represent loss, missing pieces, and unanswered questions. But one thing is sure; our flag still stands for freedom.

Going places
Oil on Canvas
24 x 18 $650.00

Capturing organic and abstract shapes hidden in branches, trees are metaphors for the lives of individuals. Each branch represents the many aspects of a person?s life; their career, their family, their possessions, their relationships, and the shelter and shade they give to others. Changing branch shapes illustrate transformation, many times in a person?s life as they must reinvent themselves, change and grow continually.

Mom's Embrace
Acrylic on Canvas
6x4 $1750.00

Simple geometric shapes and a limited palette are used to depict the life and love of a single mother. Her embrace is big enough for several children and in her arms they are a strong family.