Monday, February 20, 2017

Painting my grief

  Sometimes global events really get to me. One day I sat down at my easel preparing to start my afternoon painting session, when the BBC informed me of the latest atrocities preformed by ISIS and the extinction of the Northern White Rhino.  I felt overwhelmed with grief and my helplessness to do anything about this. From my feelings sprang the beginning of this painting.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Laluzapalooza 2017

I am pleased to announce that three of my pieces have been included in this year's Laluzapalooza show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles California.         The show runs from March 3erd to April 2and.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Whole World is a Tiger

Apex predators are the top predator in a particular ecosystem. When humanity removes that predator devastating changes can take place in that ecosystem. Humans saw this clearly when wolves where reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. The elk population was kept in check, which changed the tree and shrub mix, which changed the environment for fish, birds and insects.There are so many unintended consequences to our a actions we can’t even imagine. We must tread very carefully on our natural world.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

One of my latest works

This is one of the last paintings I finished in 2016. I call it "The Thief", its a fun painting about a god like creature who finds a hidden universe and steals one of the planets. I can't be serious all the time, sometimes I just have to have a little fun. Often I feel like I am illustrating a book that hasn't been written yet.   The Thief is acrylic on panel 16"x20".