Recent Work Recent Work
I have spent the last couple years trying to stabilize the decline in my physical condition. Degenerative back and spine problems leave me incapacitated for long periods, particularly when the weather is cold. Art keeps me alive and helps diminish the pain. The new work is full of life and vivid color, my response to the pain is to work through it.

Music Music
I am using this genre to explore new ways to attain a dynamic feel to the static flatness of the canvas.

Large Work Large Work
Some of my more recent effort on a larger scale.

Drawings Drawings
I started doing a lot of drawing again when I went onto the disability retirement. Drawing and painting are the only daily activities that don't cause pain.

2018 Shows and Exhibitions 2018 Shows and Exhibitions
Lots of activities opening up for the Autumn. This page will track the shows and work exhibited.

Art of the West Art of the West
This gallery is the repository for some of the framed inventory I  assembled for several shows over the past few years. The shows also included numerous small pastel drawings already framed that don't image well through the glass.

Archive Archive
Older work that have been sold or gifted and are no longer available.

2021 2021
I finally got around to updating my work on this website and have bailed out of Northern California. That time spent was not a very pleasant experience but did provide plenty of motivation to leave considerable baggage behind and MOVE ON.

"5 5 5 Special" 2021 Summer Online Show "5 5 5 Special" 2021 Summer Online Show
I had one piece selected for this online show in the summer of 2021. The gallery is the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery and the work received a Special Mention Award. 

Surrealism Surrealism
Some of what I produce is definitely not the western landscape and can be loosely described as surreal. These pieces include work that is provocative and is critical of what I see in our contemporary society. Some is not so much critical but is not a depiction from nature. Some is disturbing as I find much of what I see around me disturbing. These images are grouped in this gallery and the viewer can make of them what they will; I'm not preaching anything.

November 2021 Nature Exhibition November 2021 Nature Exhibition
Two of five submitted pieces selected and received Special Recognition awards.

 Eric MatrangaPhoenix, AZ530-602-6705