Friday, July 13, 2018

I wanted to thank everyone who came to the opening last night.  Thank you Meg, Ivana and staff for your continual support.  It was a perfect evening.  I had a very enjoyable time especially after the frenzy of the final push to get the paintings done and in time for the show. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

This painting is near completion for my upcoming show with Lee Heinen in Akron at Harris Stanton Gallery.  The opening is Thursday July 12 from 5:30 to 8pm and the show will run through August 11th.  The gallery is located at 2301 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44313. The website is I  hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This is the box I donated to "Out-of-the-Box Auction" for the 9th Biennial Arts Alive Awards Celebration and Fundraiser on June 12th at 5:30 at Summit ArtSpace in Akron.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

I finally finished this painting. I started it about two years ago and I didn't know what to do with it so I put it in storage. I was looking at it wondering if I'll figure out what to do with it.  It's from a photo-collage, but the photo didn't help me either.  So I just started staring at it and answers started popping up as I looked at it more and more.  Then I started working on it again and it came to a finalization finally.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

This is a new piece that I sent to Kutztown PA for the annual Invitational Salon of Small Works. I used premeditated colors for the piece, but it still turned out different than I expected.  Many things can spark my inspiration for a piece and then I have to figure in other things such as time limitations or deadlines.  I chose this house for its simplicity and then I decided that I was going to make the painting in reds, whites, greys and black.

This painting is not recent. I have always been drawn to trees.  I wanted to document this painting because its only going to exist in photos.  Unfortunately it has cracked badly and will not last more than a few years.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Robert Indiana was the inspiration for this piece along with my interest in using words in artwork.  I wanted to create my own version of the word.  This painting has opened up a whole new wave of ideas pouring in on top of all the other ideas that I still have to get to.  My sketchbook is multiplying like rabbits and my time to paint all the ideas I have is shrinking.  I realize that the bigger my sketchbook gets that I will not possibly get to all my ideas alone.