Monday, March 30, 2015

Some New Car Paintings

Lift up Your Eyes, oil on canvas, 36"x 48

Put Forth Thy Hand, oil on canvas, 36"x 48

Amid a Crowd of Stars, oil on canvas, 48"x 48"

Part Them Asunder, oil on canvas, 36"x 36"

Dreams of my Father, oil on canvas, 20"x 20"

A car race is comparable to life, there is preparation, then a start, a middle and a finish. I enjoy painting this series because I can reflect on this analogy.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Show this Friday

I am having a show this Friday, 6-9pm in Park City at the Terzian Galleries. Come check out the 20 new paintings I have hanging there. We got a good write up in Southwest Art Magazine. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

One Man Show

I have been lost in the studio preparing for a one man show at the Terzian Gallery in Park City. The show is on March 20th from 6-9 pm. This is the first finished piece. Put Forth Thy Hand, 36" x 48", oil on canvas.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Art of Cinema

With the Sundance Film Festival coming to town again, my friend Joel Addams decided to put together a rad show of paintings that are connected to film. Here is a news piece KSL did on the event.

This is a painting I did during Grad School. I was trying to infuse film into my work so I started with an image from a movie scene that hit me. Since then I have taken bits and pieces from scenes but haven't painted any directly as this one.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


We are surrounded by systems. Some of these systems function to a degree of order and others to a degree of disorder. There seems to be a randomness as to why one operates as it should while others fail. There is a lack of predictability to it all.

As a young man, I went to an art school without any preconceived ideas and it exceeded any expectations I could have ever imagined. I was introduced to amazing artists who were confident and willing to share the knowledge they had acquired along their journey. They became life long mentors.

A few years later, I went to graduate school. With the previous experience I had expectations as to what art school was "supposed to be." I was shocked at what I was confronted with. Professors full of excuses, limited experience, apathy, and suspicion. It was a disappointment to say the least.

Why did one function so well, while the other failed? This painting was a reflection on those experiences. Entropy, 40"x 46", oil on canvas.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Poetry in Motion

Capturing someone capture a red sports car. Poetry in Motion, Oil on Canvas, 36"x 48". Available for purchase at the Terzian Gallery.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

So it Begins...

Rite of Passage. Life is full of many "starts and stops." We often compare our successes or failures to those who are taking a journey at the same time as we are. To not fall into that type of thinking pattern is very difficult in our culture. I thought about the competitive nature of our society and the feelings that arise when we are about to start a race at the same time as other people, as I painted this piece. The people I really admire, are the ones that are able to look past comparisons and focus on bettering themselves without having to be better than those around them.

So it Begins, Oil on Canvas, 36"x 48". Available at Terzian Galleries.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Silence the Doubters

This painting references back to early adolescence. I was a small kid. As a ninth grader I was often confused with seventh graders, which never felt good. In a photography class I was getting teased for being so short, one kid named Phil Hansen said, "I bet you can't even jump and touch the fire sprinkler on the ceiling." Well I wasn't going to walk away from a dare, so I took two steps and to the surprise of the crowd I jumped and touched the sprinkler hanging down from the 9 1/2 foot ceiling. I had impressed my classmates, but unknowingly set off the fire alarm. I ended up in the Vice Principal's office and she gave me 10 hours detention, which was basically cleaning up trash for two hours after school for a week. Strangely, as I look back, I don't remember any of the punishment, but I will never forget the expression on Phil Hansen's face after proving him wrong.

Silence the Doubters, Oil on Canvas, 40"x40". Sold at Terzian Gallery.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Closing the Gap

It's been a while since I posted a painting. I have been busy moving and setting up a new studio. Here is a recent piece titled, Closing the Gap, oil on canvas, 40"x 60". Available at the Terzian Gallery.  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Firenze Race Team

This painting was inspired by our trip to Italy. The Firenze Race Team, oil on canvas 48"x 48". Sold at the Terzian Gallery.