Wednesday, December 19, 2012

auction time

Click here for link to museum's page. 

Regent Honeyeaters 18x18 Acrylic on Panel

I was honored to be invited again to the Laguna Art Museum Art Auction February 9th, 2013. This will be my third year participating.  My piece "Regent Honeyeaters" will up for auction alongside some heavy hitters. This year (maybe they did in the past but i was unaware) you can place bids online beforehand. You can see the online gallery HERE. Its amazing the way things come full circle. When I lived in Southern California I used to work at the museum as a preparator. I used to joke with my coworkers that one day they'll be hanging my work in there. I'm humbled.  

Monday, December 10, 2012

two new

rouse 24x30

mischievous blue 20x20

these are two of four new works that will be shipped off this month to Silver Queen Fine Art in Park City, UT. patrons interested in purchasing you can contact the gallery at:
the other two are Pyrrhuloxia and Rouse. See below. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

stay tuned folks!

hello peoples. as usual i've been slacking on posts. well, fortunately its because i've been crazy busy with painting for commissions and for galleries. i'll get ya some pics soon once all this work is completed. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

hit a wall and take a breath

(panoramic iphone pic. makes my studio look huge, ha)

It happened yesterday. you know those days where you're dragging ass and distracting yourself as much as you can from working in the studio? yup. its funny how things go in cycles and when they come around again its as if it were a whole new discovery. hallelujer! ya well, yesterday was one of those days where at the end of the day in the studio i was talking with my girlfriend and she graciously (as is her demeanor) points out to me this cycle and what i'm doing. i have this tendency to talk about my work as if its already in the state i wish it would be. meaning, i have these ideas of where i want to take the work but haven't gotten there,...yet. 

just by asking me to look at the work and really see what i'm doing that's pushing boundaries where i would like to see the work go is humbling. its humbling because i already know this. its not that i want to reinvent anything or radically change my work to painting still life's of nothing but tubes of toothpaste. it's more so merging elements that are both known and made up while creating exciting worlds. granted, if i were already achieving everything now it would get boring and unchallenging. i mean, that's the whole point right? to grow, discover, enjoy the journey, kick and scream, etc.
i have found so far that this business of painting full time can be tricky. it can easily turn into work with meeting demands of upcoming group shows, commissions, trying to build inventory, etc. the scary part is balancing the love and time needed to explore and create new work and worrying about income. if you worry too much about just the money part of things your work will suffer and so will your ganas, but you need to produce work. i by no means am at the point where my name is that known, but i am at 
the point to where things are picking up a bit so i can see those potentials. 

i guess what i'm blabbing about is that despite meeting demands and so forth there needs to be time taken to cultivate your craft, thoughts, experiments, questions, and new ideas for growth. all of that time spent is just as, if not more relevant, than making finished paintings. maybe this all sounds better in my head. nonetheless, ITS OK and necessary to take time to do studies and the like rather than just churn out paintings and burning out. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

cardinals of the desert

just completed this 16x20 of two Pyrrhuloxias (pronounced peer-ah-luxia)

Friday, November 2, 2012


recently completed 20x24 acrylic on panel titled Rouse.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

back to the paint cave

hello peoples. i hit the ground running once i got back from my show. there's usually a post show blues that happens around this time. i thought it was just me until i discussed it with another artist friend of mine who experienced it as well. fortunately theres a lot of work to be done which keeps the momentum going. here are some commissions that i've recently completed. two 30x30 canvases for a children's hospital and an 18x24  kingfisher. back to the grind! hope you are all doing well. let me know how you've been?!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Solo show "Habitat" at Beals and Abbate Fine Art

just came back from my show at Beals and Abbate. we had a blast! i really love Santa Fe. it's like Arizona before it became a modernized and urban. we did a print signing the day before the show at the Delgado Hotel in the Agave Lounge. had a hell of a time. overall the show went very well. the show was about 60% sold before it even opened and they even had a rockabilly band preform!! there's still some prints left if you're interested:
more pics will be coming. stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Limited Editions!

for my upcoming solo show at Beals and Abbate Fine Art (click here for link), the gallery is releasing a limited edition print of my piece "Prospects". the size is 20x24. the gallery is running a pre-sale special of $125. before Sept 28th. after that they'll go up to regular price at $150. 
i've gotten many inquiries in the past about available prints for sale. now is your chance. there's only 100!

Monday, September 10, 2012

as of late







some recently finished stuff. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

printed matter

i recently got two Wonderful write ups. the first was in the Santa Fean Magazine. i couldn't believe they used one full page to showcase one of my paintings. you can check out the online version HERE. if you type 78 in the box above it will take you directly to the article. 

the second and most recent article is in the newest issue of American Art Collector Magazine. another great article as well. there's even a full one page ad for my solo show at Beals and Abbate at the end of next month. i'm crazy humbled to say the least. its amazing to know people dig what i do. 

bound matter

i taught myself to book bind this past weekend. pretty excited about it since i've been wanting to do this for a long time. of course the craftsmanship will get better with time. until then i'm stoked to have finally accomplish the task. i don't think i'll ever buy another sketchbook again. this was the first i made on saturday. i made another on sunday along with my girlfriend Christy (this time with Stonehenge paper). we might be making more and try selling some online. stay tuned!


I received a pic from the interior designer that commissioned me to do a large piece for the Ampersand Hotel in London. The hotel is due to open by the end of the month. I have to admit, it does look pretty awesome installed. Its placed right behind the check in counter as well. I totally want to see the hotel in person. They have a great boutique/curiosities theme. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

new stuff from the studio

here are a few new pieces that have been completed for my upcoming solo show next month. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

playing catch up

still keeping things moving! just been lazy with posts. i figured i would do a blast of pics to keep you up to date. first off, i had the honor to be the portrait subject for an amazing artist and friend Aristides Ruiz. Art (for short) is currently based in NYC and is FIERCE with watercolor, ballpoint pen and anything else you put in front of him. the portrait was included in a group show at Lyons Wier Gallery, NY that will be up until Aug 11th. i also just cut down the stretcher bars i used for a recent commission and made a 57x72 canvas. i'm hoping to complete it for my solo show in Sept. the other pics are of some recently completed and in progress works.