I am thrilled to be invited to this years Prix de West as a Guest Artist at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City! Although the Covid scare has cancelled the artists reception, the exhibition will still hang in the museum from August 1st thru September 13th...
The sale of works (including these two) will be a proxy-bid-only virtual sale on September 12th. Bids for the fixed-price sale will be accepted as soon as the exhibition
opens August 1st until the night of the sale September 12th, when the
typical in-person sale will be replaced with an exciting virtual
"Into The Mystic" (40x40) o/c SOLD
I am disappointed to miss the opportunity of attending the traditional
live reception event, I am very honored to be in this most prestigious
of all western art shows! Hopefully, next year all the artists and
collectors will be able to meet up in person. Until then, please check
out all the exceptional artwork at:
These three paintings will be in the "Night of Artists" show at the Briscoe Museum in San Antonio, TX, opening March 27th...
Unfortunately because of the Coronavirus scare, San Antonio has banned social gatherings of 500 people or more, so the opening festivities have been cancelled. The show and sale will, however continue online until further notice.
Hopefully collectors will not be deterred from purchasing one-of-a-kind original works of top-quality western art that artists have labored to create for this exhibition over the past several months.
"One Last Look" (14x18) o/lp SOLD
Painters do what they do firstly out of passion, but for those with families (like myself) whose income is wholly dependent upon painting sales via shows like these, it is not hard to be a little nervous when venues like the Briscoe are shut down during such important shows...
"Grim Shadows" (16x20) o/p
Nevertheless, I remain hopeful that the museum is doing all it can to reroute attendees to an easy and fulfilling experience to acquire beautiful, original works of art... After all, the Briscoe is just as dependent upon this show as are all the artists who've partnered with them~
These four paintings will be in the Masters of the American West exhibition and sale opening at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, February 8th, 2020.
"Cumulus Major" (30x30) o/c SOLD
This will be my second time invited to participate in this prestigious show of some of the best western art in the country! The show will remain up until March 22, 2020... See link below for more information~
"Valley of the Shadow" is an allegorical picture of the struggles and trials we each face in life. The rider here, gently coaxing his horse uphill in a rocky terrain beneath a stormy background. The design of this painting (and many of late) is heavily influenced by several of the Taos painters from roughly a hundred years ago... What I appreciate about their work is the liberty they took exaggerating design and emphasizing colour while remaining in the representational arena.
Valley of the Shadow oil (30x30) SOLD
Here I have designed the storm clouds with a
southwestern cultural feel to it's shape and rendering. Ideas for this
composition came from my sketchbook and recent trips to the Arizona and
California deserts. This painting (along with 3 others) will be
featured in the Autry Museum's "Masters of the American West" show and
sale opening in Los Angeles, February 8th, 2020~
Here is a small black and white version of a larger, full colour oil nocturne that will show in the Night of Artists show at the Briscoe Museum opening March 27th, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. I will post the colour version as the show draws closer, but wanted to share the drawing first~