Monday, July 10, 2023
Saturday, April 22, 2023
"The FOUR SEASONS" SOLD
For one of my pieces in this years Prix de West show at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, I did four paintings depicting Native Americans in the four seasons... I came up with a folding screen design and hired Timothy Holton of Holton Studio Frame Makers in Berkeley, CA to construct the 4-panel screen to house the paintings; each oil-on-panel painting is 36 x 20".
I wanted a simple Craftsman style look, and Tim nailed it with dark-stained, quarter-sawn oak and gold leaf trim. The panels are connected with antique-style hinges complete with flat head screws! Overall measurement is 69" high by 97" wide when fully extended...
The screen can fold out totally flat as a wall display (although it IS heavy), stand on it's own in a zig-zag fashion or completely collapse for storage...it is a fully functioning piece of heirloom furniture AND a collection of western art originals as well -- a fine addition to any Arts and Crafts decorated home~
I'm really looking forward to this years show as I was injured last year and couldn't make it -- hope to see you there June 9th & 10th, 2023!
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
"Morning Broken" (36x36) o/c SOLD
Sunday, October 9, 2022
This will be their largest exhibition ever, and I am honored to be a part of it! I have been represented by this fine gallery for 5 years now with sell-out solo and group shows -- no better gallery for representational art on the west coast!
For event details go to:
Sunday, June 5, 2022
"Though Storms Encompass Me" (30x30) SOLD
This year will be my third time in the Prix de West (and first time as a regular member). I am so grateful to be included in this most prestigious western art show at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City!
"Riders at Eventide" (42x50) SOLD
This painting, "Riders at Eventide" is the second version of this composition; I wasn't satisfied with the first (and slightly smaller) version, so I decided to stretch a new canvas and try again... In the meantime I had somehow hurt my left foot and was favoring it while crouching on the floor and putting all my weight on my right leg. As I worked in this odd position, bending, crouching, kneeling, I knew I was slowly straining the muscle in my thigh -- by the time I finished I knew something was wrong, and a week or so later was diagnosed with a pulled muscle with possible nerve damage...
Well, the fun didn't stop there; my leg not only hurt to walk on but became incredibly weak requiring me to use a cane to move about. One night while going up the stairs the cane slipped off a step and I fell with ALL my weight crashing directly down on top of my hip! Laying at the bottom of the stairs I knew it was bad (and don't remember feeling that level of pain in a long time)...!
The result this time was a broken femur; in fact my femur not only broke, but actually bent down at the top from the extreme impact. The only good thing was I had shipped off these three paintings to the framer just 2 days before the accident on the stairs~
At any rate, I had to have emergency full-hip replacement surgery. Since April I have had some uninterrupted time to heal from the operation with physical therapy, but my leg muscle and nerve is still somewhat weak causing me to rely on that cane a while longer... Perhaps this will give me some advantage at the airport as they usually let the "physically challenged" board first~
Best of all, I won't have to miss this important show -- I'll get to see some incredible art and meet the amazing artists and collectors who make it all happen! In the meantime I'll continue my physical therapy and look forward to when I no longer need this cane (but I do have to accept the fact that my skateboarding days are permanently behind me :(
Monday, February 28, 2022
The landscape in and around Bluff was spectacular with varying cliff and rock formations, groves of cottonwood trees and great camaraderie among all of the artists -- special thanks to Maxwell Alexander Gallery for sponsoring such a wonderful and rewarding trip!
Friday, February 18, 2022
Please click one of the links below to listen to my recent interview (episode 65) with the American Art Collective Podcast:
Friday, December 31, 2021
"Pink Desert Glow" (Miniature category 12x10) o/p SOLD
"This Land Is Your Land" (40x40) o/c SOLD