My most recent work is a series of shoe portraits. I’m fascinated with shoes as both a still life subject and a kind of portrait of the wearer. The pieces in these shoe galleries will be featured in my upcoming May 3, 2019 show at Ashland Design Studio.
These pieces are made using both acrylic and oil, and are 24”x24”.
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This gallery contains shoe portraits that are done in ink, watercolor, or a combination of the two. My signature stamp, which becomes a prominent design element in these smaller pieces, is made using a stamp I carved myself with the Japanese kanji for “wabi sabi”, which means “nothing is perfect, nothing is finished, nothing is permanent”.
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These pieces will also be part of my show on May 3, 2019, at the Ashland Design Studio. These are smaller pieces, each measuring 12”x12”. Each was made using a previously painted portrait or image as the background, which allows for interplay with the final image. In the painting of the Doc Martens boots, part of the portrait is still visible.
Flowers are one of my favorite subjects, and this gallery displays small flower still life images done using oil paint. Several of these pieces will be featured in the Taste of Ashland pop up show at the Ashland Springs Hotel on April 27-28, 2019.
This gallery contains some of my larger oil flower still life paintings, which were featured in the 2018 fall show at Enclāve studios.
This group of painting includes work in both watercolor and ink.
Portraiture is one of my favorite facets of figurative art, and I’ve been exploring it through charcoal, graphite, watercolor and oil.
So many objects in everyday life make wonderful still life subjects. I’ve found that watercolor has appealed to me most often in capturing the light, color, and design present in these compositions.
The human figure is endlessly complex and fascinating, and I find myself drawing and painting it at every opportunity.