I've been drawing and painting as long as I can remember, copying comic book panels as a kid, a career as a designer and animator, and the last twelve years as a painter. Hope you enjoy the work.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


6x8 Oil

A small painting I did this fall, I really liked the movement in this scene, the leaves seem to be exploding off of the birch tree.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Old Ford

11x14 Oil

I don't know why but these old trucks are a popular subject matter, for both painters and the public. It must have something to do with their cartoony shape and aged finish, each one seems to have a unique personality. I painted this in Door County Wisconsin last summer and finally photographed it this week.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Fast Water

9x12 Oil

It's funny, the actual creek and rocks are so unremarkable in person, but somehow turned out looking rather dramatic in the painting. I wasn't intentionally going for that I was just trying to make everything look wet, that's my rule of thumb with water "when it looks wet, stop".

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Grand Island, Michigan Paintings

This past August I spent 2 weeks in Michigan's Hiawatha National Forest as the Artist in Residence, above is most of the work completed.

October Meadow

11x14 Oil

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

First Fridays

This is a new event that the studios in my neighborhood are promoting, I'll be open this Friday.

Puako or Looking for Neil Young

11x14 Oil

Yes I was back in Hawaii last month, it was awesome. This is a new vantage point to a place I've painted in the past Puako Beach which is a great public beach on the Big Island, that's a little redundant since all the beaches are publicly owned. This one is just gorgeous, if anything I didn't get that water colorful enough, it was glowing. Oh yeah, Neil Young lives around here somewhere, I don't blame him.