My abstract works are primarily based on landscape, architecture, history and the figure;
often overlaping, interplaying and hybridized into something that has deep meaning for me.

I think of these smaller works as both finished, as studies for larger canvases
and commisioned works.



Available Works For Purchase

From My Studio


All paintings are UV varnished and framed in maple or birch hard wood.
Shipped from my studio in New Mexico, USA

Close-up and detail images provided upon request.


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8.5 x 11 in. 40 page perfect bound catalog with 35 color images and text.

$20.00 US




 

Not Too Far From Here.   16.5 x 15.5 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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From This To That.  15 x 8 in.  Mixed Media on Panel. 2020


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In a Silent Way 2.  15 x 8 in.  Mixed Media on Panel. 2020


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In a Silent Way.  15 x 8 in.  Mixed Media on Panel. 2020


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Road to Home.  15 x 8 in.  Mixed Media on Panel. 2020


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Shuffle.  15 x 8 in.  Mixed Media on Panel. 2020


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To Be There.  15 x 8 in.  Mixed Media on Panel. 2020


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Lost and Found.  18 x 12 x 1.5 in.od. polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum 2020

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Just The Same And Different.  18 x 12 x 1.5 in. od. polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum 2020

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Her Favorite Things.  18 x 12 x 1.5 in. od. polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum 2020

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No Ordinary Day.  18 x 12 x 1.5 in.od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum 2020

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Seasonal Effect 3.   16.5 x 13.5 x 2 in. od. polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Seasonal Effect 1.   16.5 x 13.5 x 2 in. od. polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Seasonal Effect 2.   16.5 x 13.5 x 2 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Good Trouble.   23 x 13 x 2 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Significant Play.   23 x 13 x 2 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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An Agent of The Music.   23 x 13 x 2 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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The More Things Change.   23 x 13 x 2 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Just a Second.   19.5 x 15.5 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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North Story.   19.5 x 15.5 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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A Single Reason Why.   16.5 x 15.5 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Poem Collection.   16.5 x 15.5 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Sure Herbert.   16.5 x 15.5 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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A Silent Answer.   19 x 11 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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But You Might Say.   19 x 11 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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And We Held Hands.   19 x 11 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Just For Love.   19 x 11 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Overture.   15.5 x 14.5 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Still Time.   15.5 x 14.5 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Stasis.   17.5 x 15.5 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Make a New Plan Stan.   17.5 x 15.5 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Never The Same Love Twice.   17.5 x 15.5 x 1.75 in. od.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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OK.   19.5 x 17.5 x 1 in.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Counter Measures.   19.5 x 17.5 x 1 in.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Still Navigation.   19.5 x 17.5 x 1 in.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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Minute By Minute.   19.5 x 17.5 x 1 in.  polymer, acrylic and french crayon on aluminum. 2020

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8.5 x 11 in. 40 page perfect bound catalog with 35 color images and text.

$20.00 US




Some Text from the Catalog.

My studio is located in a light industrial area with a mutually shared dumpster; I like to periodically check its contents for possible treasures I might be able to re-purpose into my art. One day in early 2020 I looked inside and someone had thrown away several sheets of aluminum, each approximately 18 x 72 inches in size; I pulled them out and set them aside. At the time the early pandemic forced me into spending a lot more time working in isolation as so many others were now doing during these unpredictable times.  I began the year working on smaller mixed media works on heavy watercolor paper. When I realized I was running out of paper I turned to the aluminum sheets I had salvaged a few months earlier; cut them into usable sizes and began experimenting with this new surface; (at least new for me.) I had only painted on metal once, many years before.

Working with mixed media has always been a joy for me, especially when I can work with drawing and painting materials simultaneously; working this way allows for spontaneous mark making and fluidity, building my abstract compositions spontaneously or methodically. Substrate is important in these works; aluminum allows for a clean, smooth surface without tooth or grain like canvas or paper. With a smooth surface I can shape and form line and color with my finger tips without the interruption of unimplemented texture; building layers of color and isolated glazing that create depth and vibrancy. Compositional integrity and cohesiveness is vital and something I have always striven for in my paintings. In these new smaller works I bring together some new, some borrowed and some older concepts to create something I feel is a synthesis of visual, emotional and intellectual exploration.

All of the 35 paintings featured in this catalog were created in 2020 during the pandemic and are painted on the aluminum sheets I salvaged from the dumpster. Created at a time when so many unanswerable questions were made answerable or at least more tolerable for me through the unwanted refuse just outside my door.














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