Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I've started a blog.  I never thought I had that much to say - other than in painted form, but I'm giving it a try.  Actually, I have numerous journals of thoughts and drawings I've accumulated over the years so the idea of writing about things of interest isn't new to me.  Publishing some of those thoughts however is new to me so we'll see how this goes!

My hope for this blog is to describe some of what goes on in my studio while creating my paintings as well as other news related to my career like shows and occasionally posting new work as it's completed.  I also hope to share art and places and ideas I come across that in find interesting, and you may too. 

Also, I've been posting things for a few weeks so please go to the older posts section on the right and see what been previously posted.

Hopefully this will be a conversation, not just me going on and on - I look forward to hearing from you!  

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fires Make Beautiful Clouds

I often create billowing, cumulous type clouds in my paintings.  I love the way they can become magnificent sculptures in the background of the paintings. This past weekend in the mountains here in Santa Fe I saw a beautiful cloud billowing up from the mountains - unfortunately it is caused by an out of control forest fire.  Gratefully this fire is currently moving away from Santa Fe but it's still a bit scary to see this thing grow and remain uncontrolled.  It makes me see my painted billowy clouds in a different light -

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Studio Views

Supply Department
I think people are sometimes surprised when they come into my studio (especially non-artists) at how unglamorous it can be.  It's really just a workshop where I make things by hand.  It gets a little messy at times and needs to serve many functions - not just a romantic place where beautiful things are created.  Here are some views of the "supply and shipping departments"...
Shipping Department

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Noticed at the San Francisco Fine Art Fair...

Gilman Contemporary, my gallery in Ketchum (Sun Valley) recently participated in the San Francisco Fine Art Fair and sent me this blog posting.  The writer kindly noticed my work in their booth and posted this with a photo:

Friday, June 3, 2011


Here is the final painting.  I've titled it "The Deadline", 36"x32".

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Odd Thomas

Here in Santa Fe they are filming an adaption of the Dean Koontz book "Odd Thomas".  My friend Peter Stephenson is working on the set decoration and has leased a painting of mine for use in one of the sets.  Apparently it will be used in the bedroom of "Stormy", the girlfriend of Odd Thomas.  It's a lot of fun being part of Hollywood if only as a supplier of a prop!

Here's the painting they're using - it's called "The Rare Flower, 30"x60".

After a few more days...

Things are progressing nicely.  This was shot last week and by now it's done and being professionally photographed.  I'll post the final product soon...