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.
Large Work Some of my more recent effort on a larger scale.
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.
Lots of activities opening up for the Autumn. This page will track the shows and work exhibited.
I did participate in a plein air paint out and did receive a cash award and several works including mine were exhibited in the Northern California Museum of Art in Chico. The rest of the year was very disappointing.
Archive Older work that have been sold or gifted and are no longer available.
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 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.
November 2021 Nature Exhibition Two of five pieces submitted to the Light Space and Time Gallery "Nature" Exhibition selected and received Special Recognition awards.
Etsy Offerings I have donated 50 pieces to the mother of my young grandson to establish an online business venture and use the proceeds to help support him. Once her Etsy page is up I will put a link here. These are all 16"x20" works and are offered at the introductory price of $450 each. That price is $1.50 per square inch for the paintings with free shipping and insuring to US locations. Click on the painting image for larger view and the location and inspiration description.
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December 2021Trees and Fields Exhibition It was a very Merry Christmas, I received notification of acceptance to another exhibition and Honorable Mention Award for my piece "Redwood Glade". The Exhibition was the Art Room Gallery Online "Trees and Fields" Exhibition.
My work "October Sky" was selected for inclusion in the "Inspired by Vincent" Exhibition at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. The exhibit will be on display in Bob's Spot Gallery at the Herberger Theater from February 4th through the 27th of 2022. I will post pictures of the show following the opening. All works included in the exhibition were inspired by the work of Vincent Van Gogh who inspires virtually all of my work.
Art Show International Winter 2021 Grant Did not win the grant money but did receive another Special Mention Award. The piece selected for inclusion in the show is the same "October Sky" painting that will be hanging in the "Inspired by Vincent" Show during the month of February in Phoenix.
Art Show International Solo Show I just finished my submission for a Solo Show on the Art Show International online website. Most of the works featured here have been selected for a show and are in various exhibitions.
2022 4th Color Exhibition My work "Morning Light" was selected for the Art Show International 2022 4th Color Exhibition, and won a Talent Award and $25 prize. This piece features the early morning rays of the rising sun over an alpine lake in southern Utah adjacent to the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument.