Thursday, October 30, 2008

Girl Running

oil on canvas

Strikingly similar to 'Speed Empowerment,' this painting is actually part of a new series I am working on that is more about fear and running than empowerment (in origin anyway). I'll see how the paintings develop, but there is an underlying interest in 'the chase' as well as 'the search.' Take that any way you like.

Latest pic shows close up/some changes to the face.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Study for New Painting

Conte and charcoal on Mylar

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Welcome to LA

54x54" oil on canvas

(and detail)

Oil on Mylar on Wood - Study

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Blab! And Other Openings at Bergamot

Saturday night was such a busy opening night. This was my first real taste of Bergamot Station mad- house-craziness. Blab! was opening at the same time as( at least) 10 other shows.
And we had to park really far away so as not to deal with drunken parking lot insanity. Overall it was a pretty fun night. At left are pics of artist Ryan Heshka and I as well as his girlfriend Mirinda (blue dress) and I at the Blab! show. Blab! Fun!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

New Work In Progress : (detail)

Self-Portrait 54x54"

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Touring Galleries In My Hood

Best of the evening: Black Maria Gallery in Atwater Village had a show of Jennybird Alcantara and Craig LaRotonda's paintings. (That's me talking to Jennybird in the striped shirt.)

Monday, July 28, 2008

'Looky See' show at Ben Maltz Gallery

Another beautiful group show curated by Meg Linton. Fred Stonehouse was back in town for the opening. His work is humorous and fun- and always unique. I'm happy I had the opportunity to work with him.

The after party was very LA with an outdoor bar leading down to a swimming pool (we left before anyone was drunk enough to jump in). Good times.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Featured artist on

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Back from NYC in time for more openings in LA

I stopped in at Corey Helford Gallery on Saturday to see The Inky Dreadfuls before going across the street to Koplin Del Rio to see the Laguna College MFA and Mentor group show (it was hard to tell which was which).
I ended at Billy Shire Fine Art to see Shawn Barber's realist portraits of tattoo artists before calling it a night.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Evening of Art Openings

This Saturday's art-going consisted of:

Angles Gallery where Eva Struble was having her first LA show (though she is currently residing in Barcelona)...

Track 16 where Jeremy Lipking's exquisite realist paintings still made me long for a unique interpretation of experience...

Richard Heller where Victoria Reynolds showed her gruesome yet playful paintings of raw meat...

Mark Moore Gallery where I met Ali Smith, and several other Bergamot Station openings... ultimately ending the night at

Corey Helford Gallery with the Carlos Ramos show where I was happy to meet Carlos and also Korin Faught- a sweet figure painter that I admire (shown top left).

Monday, June 23, 2008

Juxtapoz Retrospective Opening at Laguna Art Museum

The opening of "In The Land Of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor" proved quite entertaining and Fred Stonehouse introduced me to a lot of great people including Gary Baseman (also pictured left).

Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong made an appearance. That picture cred and more about the Juxtapoz show here.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Relocation: Los Angeles

Hey everyone,

I have been enjoying getting to know LA including the access to major art collections and the many emerging and established galleries (not to mention the weather)! There seems to be a wonderful 'vibe' for figure painting and I'm excited to get to know the other artists and enthusiasts.

On a side note: I started a little blog called LA Painter where I'm posting other artists/paintings in LA that are currently on view. It is partly for me to keep track, but maybe you'll enjoy it too and share your opinions.

Looking forward to painting and posting for you again soon,


Monday, May 05, 2008

My MFA Show Gallery Installation

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Early Opening Pics

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Discovering Delirium : A Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

May 2 - 14, 2008

Opening Reception on Gallery Night

Friday May 2 from 6-9 PM

Memorial Union Gallery
University of Wisconsin-Madison

800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI

Monday, April 07, 2008

Taking Control

Oil on Canvas

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Untitled IV

12 x 12 x 1.5" Mixed Media: Oil Pastel Drawing, Mylar, Oil Paint, Nails, Wood Panel.

The Road Less Traveled

Oil on Canvas