Another 12″ x 12″ canvas, this one I call “Parakeet”. I don’t know how many parakeets are in this painting, nor am I sure there is one, but that is what I think of when I see it!
I really enjoy these 12 x 12 canvases. It’s the perfect size to experiment with new techniques and new color combinations without using too much paint and resources. Also, I find that a lot of people like the price point, especially clients who are just starting their collections. Everyone can make space for a piece of art that captures your heart or evolks a special memory!
I’d like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to my favorite band, The National. I take every opportunity to see them live, traveling when possible, amazing live show, highly recommend them. High Violet is just one of my favorite albums of theirs, I listened to it while painting this, hence the name. Oh Matt Berninger, that voice though, be still my heart!
I spent the 80’s madly in love with David Bowie. He was my reason for living. I gathered every book, magazine article and interview that I could get my hands on, this was before the internet mind you. I owned every album and played them over and over with my headphones, searching for hidden messages, and over-analyzing the lyrics.
It was during this time that my fashion sense was a bit, well, outrageous. My hair was every color in the rainbow, depending on the day, my clothes were all hand made or altered thrift store finds, the more bazaar the better!
Anyway, this painting started out as a really bright and beautiful pour, and then I screwed it up. I tried the wet paper towel swipe thing, but it didn’t turn out the way I was anticipating. It’s still pretty cool, it makes me think of space, and maybe, just maybe, this was the view for Major Tom while he was floating round in his tin can!
16″ x 20″ Acrylic pour on canvas $125.00
Here’s a fun little painting, well, I call anything 12″ x 12″ or smaller little, and this is exactly that. I really love how the blue shows up, almost cobalt, and I don’t know what exactly makes it cosmic, but there is something perhaps extraterrestrial there to me.
Many of those who know me know that I spent a good chunk of my life following the Grateful Dead, and if you don’t know me, now you know that about me! I don’t listen to them nearly as much as I used to, but I always find inspiration in their songs. “Cosmic Charlie” is one of their songs, it’s possibly about an old hippy named Charlie that took too much LSD, I just really like the tune!
When I was like 7, I heard and fell in love with I Am The Walrus by The Beatles. I remember listening to the radio with my old-school cassette recorder, when a song I liked came on, I quickly hit record and listened very quietly until the end of the song. Push stop, rewind and hope it turned out. It was usually a terrible recording, but that was the way it was.
Anyway, I recorded I Am The Walrus, and played it a thousand times before the tape eventually broke. Thing is, I had no idea who sang the song. I don’t know how long it was until I stumbled across the song while listening to my parents albums, I was shocked and delighted to learn it was the Beatles!
From there on out, I have always been drawn to the weird, the different, the obscure, the abstract. This is true of my taste in music, men, and my art.
If you are wondering what this story has to do with Blue Jay Way the painting, absolutely nothing. It just made me think about The Beatles and how they were perhaps, my first introduction to abstract art!?
24″ x 24″ Acrylic on canvas
I’ve long been a fan of classic literature and I’ve fallen in love with many of the characters that I’ve met in my books. I suppose it’s the hopeless romantic in me, I love getting lost, lost in a book, or lost in my art.
I would like to think that someday my paintings will be considered “classic” and that people will love and admire them for years to come. I love getting lost in this painting!
12″ x 18″ Acrylic on wood panel
Wow. I’m overwhelmed by the love and support from my friends, family and the awesome art community of North Park and South Park! My debut art show exceeded all of my expectations.
Caffe Calabria in North Park, San Diego, was the perfect host! The venue was exceptional, given it’s still undergoing renovations, they went out of their way to make the show a success! I highly recommend them, not only for their exceptional pizza, full bar, great service, beautiful setting, all around awesome!!
Everyone had a great time, my partner and I both sold some pieces, but more important, we connected with the community, we shared art.
Thank you for supporting the arts and the local art community, your love and acceptance! 🙏❤️
I really love this series, there’s something refreshing about the white background that appeals to me. The colors are swirling around and I love the movement and flow.
18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
I’m finally having a proper Art Show Debut, and you are all invited!
When: Thursday December 13th, 2018 6pm to 10pm
Where: Caffe Calabria 3933 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
What: I will be showcasing my original paintings along with my dear friend and co-host Xavier Bailey who will be displaying some of his brilliant abstract photography and talking about his new creative endeavours.
There will be originals and prints for sale!
Come say hello and enjoy a glass of wine and some wood fired pizza from our host Caffe Calabria! It happens to be the North Park Farmers Market taking place just down the street from 3pm to 7:30pm, so make a whole night of it, North Park is always extra festive this time of year!
There is plenty of parking at the North Park parking structure, enter on 29th Street.
Please email me if you have any questions, hope to see you there!
This is part of a small series I just completed. A little different than my “normal” in that the colors are simple, clean and defined. I like the way they stand out on the plain white background.
16″ x 20″ Abstract acrylic on canvas
I’m going to miss this one, but I am sure it will open the minds of all that it meets!
Inspired by a night time aerial shot of North Park, San Diego. It doesn’t look anything like the photo, but I still really like this piece!
20 x 28 Acrylic on recycled canvas
Prints also available