Welcome to my Website! Through this site I am able to share my creativity and passion for the 2 dimensional. All of my work is derived from impressions effected by specific spaces. Weather this be through meticulous detail, or expressive representation the soul of my paintings originates from space and place. I consider myself a maximalist painter with minimal preconceptions. Much like the cubists I try to look at things from all sides, not just visually but socially, historically, and geographically. The paintings have come to represent a sort of struggle for balance to me, an elusive consistency that is both intriguing and complex. While my paintings have a start and end point, the discovery of these points is always varied. I like to think of this as the difference between knowing and creating, weather I'm painting a large abstract work or rendering details of a mountain landscape. The condition of impermanence has a great effect on my work as we are surrounded by continual change. My work is inspired by the transient chaos of balance, the ability to adapt, and the failing need to conserve what will eventually change.
Art Lessons Online
I have created a few art lessons for the Yosemite Conservancy to watch during the 2020 lockdown. Enjoy!
Had a little chat with the cool people at Surfd.com about surfing, painting and life. Read the full interview linkbelow.
The Crash 48x44
Art in Yosemite
Create some art in the park.
Because of the current outbreak of Covid 19 I will not be teaching this summer for the Yosemite Conservancy. All classes have been canceled.
Good News: They still have lots of resources online to be found at www.Yosemite.org
I am scheduled to teach more drawing and painting classes next year in the park. See you in 2021!
DEVIL MOUNTAIN: Selected paintings inspired by Mt. Diablo in the San Francisco East Bay. Showing at Studio 7 in Pleasanton
Origins and Entropy - Studio Paintings
A Labyrinthine Life
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
Artist Reception Saturday, April 22, 2:00-4:00 pm
Our shores are beautiful; our wildlife is unique. these recent paintings explore themes of survival adaptation and transformation embodied in wildlife as it navigates the flux of our ever encroaching footprint.
Original Paintings and Drawings on display