small portraits 2015-2016
The small portraits started in the fall of 2015 and are on panels only six to seven inches tall. The frames are a new style based on frames used on northern european paintings. As of this post I have done eight of these portraits, of those I have only posted five. Learning to paint this small was a adventure and a struggle. However, I have found that working this small fouces the veiwer on the subject of the portrait more than on the strokes of color.
panel paintings 2008-2013
This is an on-going series of paintings on handmade panels with an oil ground canvas surface. Handmade frames are designed and produced by the artist in two different styles for this series. The earlier style is a more robust wide style and the newest frames are a more reserved contemporary design.
war casualties series 2007
This series is a commentary on ongoing wars and the loss of so many.
museum series 1998-2006
The Museum Series paintings appear to be just still lifes of fruit. However, each of these paintings discuss various public and personal events. When developing this series of paintings I was thinking of my experiences studying paintings in museums. I enjoy investigating paintings at close range, seeing the small changes in brush stroke or lack of brush stroke. My pieces are assembled with museum quality frames giving each painting an objectness and provenance that paintings in galleries tend not to enjoy. These paintings and their frames are made as one work of art. They are not paintings with great frames. The painting and the frame are the object that communicates the personal narrative.
drape, vase, & pattern series circa 1990-1997
This series of paintings investigated over-lapping patterns as seen through/behind vases. The paintings are mounted on actual patterned cloth and then surrounded with a shadow box frame. This is the first time I thought the framing of the work held the complexity of the paintings in check.
some paintings before 1990
Some paintings from about 1990 back to undergraduate school.