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.

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. 

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 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. 

November 2021 Nature Exhibition 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 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.

The link to Amanda's Etsy site is now active:
copy and paste the ink into your browser for access.

December 2021Trees and Fields Exhibition 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.

Inspired by Vincent Exhibition 2022 Inspired by Vincent Exhibition 2022
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 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 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.

Grey Cube Gallery 2022 Portrait Online Show Grey Cube Gallery 2022 Portrait Online Show
I had a piece entitled "The Scream" selected for the first online Portrait Show for February, 2022. It did not win an award but is in the "Finalists" section.

Art Show International 3rd Portrait 2022 Art Show International 3rd Portrait 2022
My work "Picasso at the Altar of Art" was selected for inclusion in the Art Show International 3rd Portrait 2022 show and received an Honorable Mention Award.

Las Laguna Gallery accepted "Light in the Forest" for inclusion in the Landscapes and Seascapes, 2022 exhibition for the February Show.

Biafarin Artist: Another Solo Show Online Biafarin Artist: Another Solo Show Online
This online show is based out of Canada and I don't think it hurts to add exposure up north!

I am really having fun with the new work and can't wait to see what emerges every time I start a new piece!

Art Show International 3rd Color Art Show International 3rd Color
I had a piece selected to this online show and won $25 for a "Talent Prize" award. I like what is emerging on my canvases.

Golden 50 Exhibition Golden 50 Exhibition
My piece Mojave Spring has been selected for inclusion in several shows including the Golden 50 and Over show at the Las Laguna Gallery.

Art Show International 2nd Water Art Show International 2nd Water
2022 online competition won another Honorable Mention Award.

2022 Grey Cube Gallery "Colors" Exhibition 2022 Grey Cube Gallery "Colors" Exhibition
My work "Deep in the Shadows" was accepted and included as a Finalist in the "Colors" Exhibition.

2022 5th Annual Landscape Exhibition at Art Show International 2022 5th Annual Landscape Exhibition at Art Show International
Got another work accepted and this one came with a $25 prize. Morning Light is a piece I really like!

Grey Cube Gallery "Waters" Online Show Grey Cube Gallery "Waters" Online Show
Two submissions were included as "Finalists" in this 2022 "Waters" Exhibition.

Summer 2022 "555 Exhibition" Summer 2022 "555 Exhibition"
"Eucalyptus Grove" has been accepted in the Summer 2022 "555 Exhibition" and won a Special Recognition Award.

Light, Space, and Time Gallery 2022 "Seascapes" Light, Space, and Time Gallery 2022 "Seascapes"
My piece "West to the Orient" was accepted in the LST Gallery's 12th Seascape exhibition and was awarded a Special Recognition Award.

Gallerium: GAP 2022 Group Exhibition Gallerium: GAP 2022 Group Exhibition
My work "Mojave Spring" was selected to hang in this online group show.

Biafarin 2022 "Emotions" Exhibition Biafarin 2022 "Emotions" Exhibition
My work "Stone Faces" was accepted and hung in the "Emotions" online exhibition.

Art Show International 4th Figurative Art Show International 4th Figurative
My work "Picasso at the Altar of Art" was awarded an "Honorable Mention" award in the 2022 Art Show International Gallery's 4th Figurative Exhibition.

2022 Art Room Gallery Waters Exhibition 2022 Art Room Gallery Waters Exhibition
Two of my submissions, "Misty Morning" and "The Lee Shore' were accepted as Finalists in the Waters Exhibition.

Grey Cube Gallery 2022 Patterns Exhibition Grey Cube Gallery 2022 Patterns Exhibition
Two of my submissions made it into the Patterns show as Finalist award winners.

Gallerium Planterium 2022 Exhibition Gallerium Planterium 2022 Exhibition
My work "Sunlight" was accepted into the 2022 Planterium group exhibition.

2022 Upward Gallery's Color and Shape Exhibition 2022 Upward Gallery's Color and Shape Exhibition
Wasn't sure this exhibition was for real but I did have these works selected for inclusion.

2022 Artists Space Gallery's 1st Colors Exhibition 2022 Artists Space Gallery's 1st Colors Exhibition
Two of my paintings were selected for the 1st "Colors" Exhibition.

Joshua Tree National Park 2022 Show Joshua Tree National Park 2022 Show
I've had a painting accepted to the brick and mortar show to hang in Twenty Nine Palms just out side of the Park. The show will hang through the month of November.

 Eric MatrangaPhoenix, AZ530-602-6705