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 think we are all on some kind of spiritual quest, searching for something that makes sense. I finally found my calling in my artwork. This is what I am here to do! Now, it all makes sense, I know what I have to do. Paint!!!
11″ x 14″ Acrylic abstract on canvas $ 95.00
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
Definitely one of my favorite paintings. A set of four 12″ x 12″ canvases, pushed together, spray painted, then I added multiple layers of acrylic paint and some pouring medium. Voilà!
In case you were wondering, yes, I was listening to the Who’s Quadophenia album during the making of this painting, also one of my favorite albums!
24″ x 24″ Acrylic and spray paint on canvases
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