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Harmony with Laurel Leaves
Oil on Board
16X20 inches
2017
Northern Beach Artifacts
Oil on Board
18X24 inches
2017
Evening Meditation
Oil on Board
14X11 inches
2017
Melody from the Opera Orpheus
Oil on Panel
16X20 inches
2016
Cusp of Spring
Oil on Board
18X24 inches
2017
Reflections of the Sun
Oil on Board
20X16 inches
2017
More Precious Than Gold
Oil on Panel
11X14 inches
2016
Wood, Nautilus, Rubber Band Ball
Oil on Panel
16X20 inches
2016
Nautilus in Ziploc Bag
Oil on Panel
11X14 inches
2016
Precipice
Oil on Panel
11X14 inches
2016
Water Bottle & Coral
Oil on Panel
11X14 inches
2016
Winter
Oil on Panel
8X10 inches
2016
Modern Squirrel with Grave Goods
Oil on Panel
8X10 inches
2015
Trilobite Fossil with Bike Chain
oil on panel
11" X 14"
2014
That Green
oil on panel
16" X 20"
2014
Birch Paper, Lined Paper
oil on panel
8" X 10"
2014
still life, realism, oil painting, classical art, figurative, sea shell, tin can, trash, art
oil on panel
11" X 14"
2013
After Eros
oil on panel
16" X 20"
2014
Seashell & Plastic Container
oil on panel
8" X 10"
2013
still life, realism, oil painting, classical art, figurative, sea shell, vacuum tube, glass
oil on panel
8" X 10"
2013
Psyche
Oil on Panel
18X24 inches
2015
Insecurity
Oil on Panel
16X20 inches
2015
Creative Process 2
Oil on Panel
11X14 inches
2015
Egg Timer
Oil on Panel
11X14 inches
2015
still life, realism, oil painting, classical art, figurative, money, jewelry, riches, tin can, poverty, classism
oil on panel
11" X 14"
2012
Repairs
Oil on Panel
11X14 inches
2015
Creative Process 1
Oil on Panel
11X14 inches
2015
Bird Song
Oil on Panel
18X24 inches
2015
Born Into It
Oil on Panel
18X24 inches
2015
Veils
Oil on Panel
16X20 inches
2015
Celebration
Oil on Panel
16X20 inches
2014
The Heart
Oil on Panel
16X20 inches
2015
Alarm Clock & Nest
Oil on Panel
11X14 inches
2014
In Your Own Time
Oil on Panel
16X20 inches
2014
All That Glitters
Oil on Panel
16X20 inches
2014
Contemplation
Oil on Panel
16X20 inches
2014
Shelter
oil on panel
16"X20"
2014
With Love & Gratitude
Oil on Panel
18X24 inches
2015
Water Pressure
oil on panel
11" X 14"
2014
Egg in Vice
oil on panel
8" X 10"
2014
Biological Clock Series: Egg & Nest
oil on panel
16" X 20"
2013
Pussy Willow & Thorns
oil on panel
11" X 14"
2014
Shell and Music Box Motor
oil on panel
11" X 14"
2013
still life, realism, oil painting, classical art, fruit, persimmon, fruit loops cereal, figurative
oil on panel
9" X 12"
2013
still life, realism, oil painting, classical art, figurative, balancing scale, oil, petroleum, cars, money, salmon, feathers, water, economy
oil on panel
24" X 36"
2013
Study with Red Fabric
oil on panel
8" X 8"
2011

Welcome to the Main Gallery.
Please click on the thumbnails to view the paintings.

I explore painting in a classically realistic style from live observation. I most often work with "indirect", or layered, painting techniques to produce these works.

My goal is to create contemporary works, with contemporary themes, while using this classical approach. The use of this classical style is, in itself, a statement I make with my work which is still-life based even though the objects and themes may be non-traditional. I find value in painting history and the preservation of techniques we are in danger of losing. Techniques can expand our vocabulary so we can visually write poetry and tell stories and ask questions.

I hope to pay homage to accumulated wisdom but I don't idealize the past. I feel we live in a culture obsessed with "the news" and what is new and what is the next hot fad. This comes at a cost. It can hollow us out, spiritually, as a community, and can make us grasp at unattainable and unfulfilling ways of life. By using classical realism as the mode of my expression, I often feel I'm swimming upstream against this current, and I think it's good.

I want to bridge my time and my way of living with those that came before me, that seem radically different. Because really, I feel our most basic human needs, drives, desires, and questions are the same as they have always been, and many of our modern advances are superficial in comparison to the grandeur of nature and the ultimate mysteries of life.

In recent history the magical, transcendent, transportive, illusory qualities of the old ways of painting and concepts of art have been somewhat dismissed, or even demonized, as being an antiquated or irrelevant way of using and viewing art, or seeing the world, without merit to the modern artist or viewer. I disagree.

I feel this is exactly the time in which we need to explore and address the magical, transcendent, transportive, and illusory nature that classical painting brings to our world so that we can ask more seriously what is real in our lives and what do we value.