Tuesday, November 13, 2018

BLACK FRIDAY at Maxwell Alexander Gallery!

 "Pink Halo" (9x12) oil on panel

Again this year on Black Friday (Nov 23rd) Maxwell Alexander Gallery will host it's annual Black Friday online show and sale of small paintings nearly all under $1500 each! First click, first served!

 "Respite" (8x10) oil on linen







Monday, November 5, 2018

Masters of the American West

"There She Is" (28x28) o/c

I have been invited to show in the 2019 Masters of the American West exhibition at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles this February...
Though I may not be a "master" I sure am in great company among those who are in this prestigious show, and am extremely honored to be included!
Above is one of four paintings that will be available (will post more soon)!

Monday, September 17, 2018

"Children for Rent"?

"Tomales Barn" (8x10) o/c

When my Swedish great grandmother, Hanna came to America soon after the turn of the 20th century, she landed in Chicago not knowing the English language or the peculiar customs of a strange new country. 

At the time the automobile was a new invention (although no one had yet invented the garage)... Instead, local townsfolk were renting out their barns and carriage houses for the owners of these newfangled machines to park them in.

Everywhere Hanna went she saw signs that read "Barn For Rent"...the only problem was that in Swedish the word barn means "children"! Poor Hanna was so upset that she approached a policeman on a busy street corner and demanded he do something about this terrible injustice! 

Fortunately the policeman (who was undoubtedly Irish) was able to convey to her the truth of the situation and relieve her anxiety...until that is, when several years later while she was operating a speakeasy during prohibition, none other than John Dillinger happened to rent a room from her. Ahh, but that's another story for another time~










Monday, September 3, 2018

New plein air sketches...

 Summer Landscape (12x16) o/linen

Been out sketching lately in preparation for Sonoma Plein Air, the only plein air event I do anymore (it's my California landscape "fix")...and a wonderful area to paint!


 Foothill Colour (8x10) o/l

These sketches were done during August in northwest and central Oregon. Summer weather usually arrives after the July 4th holiday and runs thru September, and I'm looking forward to getting some autumn colour while temps are still nice when I get back from Sonoma in a few weeks~


Helvatia Fields (8x10) o/l


Smith Rock (8x10) o/l


Smokey Sky Landscape (16x20) o/l










Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Show opens tonite in Wyoming!

"Desert Call" (16x20) oil on linen SOLD


"Marmalade Sky" (12x12) o/l SOLD

Our 2-Person show (Jill Soukup & Eric Bowman) opens tonight at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY.  I will have a total of 10 paintings, both western subject and landscapes in this double showcase event~

Monday, July 30, 2018

Opening at Astoria Fine Art, Aug 1st~

 "Summer Trail" (24x30) o/c

Our 2-Person show (Jill Soukup & Eric Bowman) opens at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY August 1st, 2018.   I will have a total of 10 paintings, both western subject and landscapes in this double showcase event~














Thursday, July 19, 2018

Two-Person Show in Jackson, WY

"Mesa Dawn" (20x20) o/c SOLD

Our 2-Person show (Jill Soukup & Eric Bowman) opens at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY August 1st, 2018.   I will have a total of 10 paintings, both western subject and landscapes in this double showcase event~


"Dusk" (16x20) o/c SOLD





Sunday, July 8, 2018

2-Person Show at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole~

"Bad Company" (18x24) o/p

I am happy and honored to be in a 2-person show with artist, Jill Soukup opening at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY, August 1st, 2018.   I will have a total of 10 paintings, both western subject and landscapes in this showcase event~