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Snow Branches

The space between tree branches forms some of the most beautiful shapes. It's as if each tree has a personality only made apparent by the space running around and through it. I keep coming back to ...

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Paint over paint

The problem with not having a destination is you don't actually know when you've arrived.  This is why I never actually can seem to finish a painting.

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big face

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Flowers

  I've been playing with pastels and acrylic off and on and am enjoying the immediacy of the color.  No blending or waiting for stuff to ...

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Octocalypse

A giant octopus is causing the apocalypse by burning everything to the ground.  This one's sort of self-explanatory. Octocalypse - 2010 Acrylic on Cardboard.

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dream machine

2010 - Mixed media on stretched canvas 28" x 42" - SOLD This painting formed around the dream I have of there being a hidden design or intelligence behind the chaos of daily life.  At first glance ...

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yellow figure

2010 - Mixed media on stretched canvas 28" x 42"

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red figure

2010 - Mixed media on stretched canvas 28" x 42"

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pisces

2010 - Mixed media on canvas 8' x 12" - SOLD A portion of a large canvas mural in a private collection.

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tv in space

2009 - Acrylic on cardboard Painting over a crappy $3 thrift store print of a dutch painting to create a lady watching TV in outer space as she works on stitching up her spirit bear.

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bedroom

At 6' x 8' this is one of the first larger paintings I've begun.  If I didn't need the wall space, I could work on this one for years. 2010 - acrylic on mural canvas

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blue baggage

2010 - Mixed media on stretched canvas 28" x 42" This is the first in a series of abstract figure paintings I started in 2010, called Blue Baggage.

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open your head

2010 - Acrylic on canvas - 10" x 12"  This was my first attempt at recycling used thrift store canvases.  It was originally a pretty Chinese bird painting that nobody wanted.  Now it shows a pair of ...

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crazy eddie

2008 - Acrylic on canvas 12" x 14" Crazy Eddie.  He'll try to sell you a car that you just sold him.

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self portrait

2008 - Acrylic on canvas - 12" x 14" This was the first painting I completed since I was a kid.  My wife says the eyes follow you around the room, so I guess that part was successful.

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