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“Lunch with Mom”

There’s something magical about graphite. It translates in a timeless way. This drawing of my mother was done a few years after she passed away. I worked from a photograph that I had taken during one of our weekly lunches.…

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“Daydream 29”

One of a series of sky paintings, "Daydream 29" is inspired by what I see every day (when I take the time to look up).

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“Survivor”

This 26 x 38" oil on canvas, painted many years ago, seems more relevant today than ever.

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The Daydream Series

The Daydreams are a series of landscapes created mostly from my imagination, without a plan, one brushstroke to the next. They are a peaceful exploration of color and space, and rarely represent a specific location. This is the most natural,…

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“Miss M” (still in progress)

"Miss M" is coming along. Still some a few details to be developed, including highlights in the eyes and softening of fur. Her photo isn't giving me enough information about her nose, so that's still being developed. I imagine her…

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A Departure

This is an early stage of a 20x30 (oil on canvas) landscape, more abstract than recent paintings. I typically like to fracture landscapes, and when I allow that to happen, well, things ... happen. Sometimes I don't allow fracturing to…

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Pet Portrait (in progress)

The dear friend of a dear friend, this is “Miss M.” Her 9” x 12” portrait (oil on panel) is in an early stage, a monochromatic underpainting to set the composition and values. You can still see the grid lines…

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Why Do I Create?

I started drawing before I can remember doing anything else. As a kid I redrew my coloring books instead of coloring them. So creating visual art has been with me since the get-go. I don’t have an easy answer as…

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Landscape in Progress

This 2 x 4 ft. landscape (oil on canvas) is in incomplete. It began as a 30 second, 2 x 4 in. sketch, done while I was hanging out in my booth at a very large art fair that wasn’t…

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