During this challenge I have been burning my metaphorical candle at both ends. Each week I have come up with more ideas…this time representing both my state of being, and of my state of residence. Right now my beloved Washington State is literally ablaze. Its all on the other side of the mountains right now…but … Continue reading
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Goodbye and Hello
Perhaps one of the most interesting observations I’ve had over the past few weeks is how people and events in my life affect the art I produce. Every experience evokes different color combinations, into truly crazy kaleidoscopes. Calming influences are blues, while when I’m trying to clear my mind and return to equilibrium I find yellows … Continue reading
Making Art Obtainable
So often original art seems out of reach. But what if that didn’t have to be the case? I developed and sourced the ProtoNext series specifically to turn this idea on its head. While on display at The Swiss Pub starting September 1st, each piece will be available for $25. An original artwork at an … Continue reading
So what does your studio look like?
Seriously messy! As you can probably imagine, as this challenge moves along my space is getting more cluttered by the hour with scraps of paper and little experiments. While working on one set of 20 I’m basically planning out the next…which leads my studio to look like this. Additionally, when posting daily paintings to Instagram I’m looking at what … Continue reading
How did you do that?
Perhaps the next frequent questions I get are “How did you paint that?” or “How do you come up with your ideas?” It all comes down to working with the materials, having a sense of how things are going to work (from the prototyping I do – which is basically brainstorming with paint), and being open … Continue reading
ProtoNext Series Kickoff!
Frequently I get asked, “How long did it take you to paint that?” While I’m sure the inquirer is well meaning, this question is hard to answer. There are seven basic activities that go into each series I work on. Each one of these steps could take hours, days, or even weeks to complete. Concept inspiration … Continue reading
MicroZoo Menagerie Now On Display
Just a few short weeks ago I took on the challenge of completing 9 large scale drawings for an Artscapes installation in the downtown Tacoma Post Office Building to be hung by December 31st. Its been a while since I have drawn, as the last five years my work has been exclusively painting and collage. Compared to … Continue reading
Artscapes – Coming Soon!
December 18th I will be installing 15 artworks in the Tacoma Old Post Office Building. On the South and East walls I will have six paintings from “My Dreams Are Blue” series installed, while on the North wall and entrance I will have a series of pastel drawings. “MicroZoo” magnifies 9 small beasts into unusual size. I … Continue reading
Chalking It Up @ The Downtown Block Party
Enjoyed Chalking It Up with fellow Tacomans at the Downtown Block Party on Saturday August 16th. Continue reading
Please enjoy the evolution of Blue Squares, a series of small works that are all 6″ x 6″ on wood panels. They should be finished by the end of this week! Couldn’t resist making one into an octopus 🙂 Continue reading