Monday, February 24, 2014

Bits of Paper and Bits on Paper


These are my recent explorations of the small bits of information that make-up our lives. These are small marks in a very horizontal format to represent the passing of time or maybe just change between a start and finish.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Playing With Prints

I love ink on paper but don't always have the patience to make plates. So I have been inking paper shapes and running those through the press, had some really nice results. 



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

....More Bits

This is another that will be in the show at Guardino Gallery come see it in person 1/30-2/25 if your in Portland, Oregon.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Bits, Bits, Bits


Here's one from my "informational bits" series that will be in a show in Portland at the Guardino Gallery Jan. 30 - Feb. 25

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Busy Bee

This one might be done or very close, I have gone around and around with it. I was trying to simplify it but decided it just wanted to be busy, so here is a busy little painting.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

MEGAAAAAAA - CANVAS

I stretched the largest canvas I have ever stretched, 5'x6' — MEGA CANVAS is taking over the studio, it is totally in the way. I would love to work bigger but not doing it again until I get a larger studio space.
Here is where MEGA CANVAS is now, still working on it, have to resolve the right side, pretty happy with some of the textures I got from sanding.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I think I finished this today, another with "informational bits." I was trying not to rely on color for this one, I like the line qualities and layering in it.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Things in the Store


Kind of fun attaching things onto these blocks, painting, collage. I like them grouped together, now at the store.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

My Painting in a Beautiful Portland Penthouse!

One of my paintings was placed by Heidi McBride into an amazing Portland Oregon penthouse. It is featured in an amazing magazine called Luxe, page 194 of the Northwest issue.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

More Icons and Experiments


Still working with the cellular-DNA-Icons, putting black paint down first, then cream, then scratching and scraping-off cream.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Experimentation


Just playing around with materials and techniques lately. I think it opens up new ideas and experimentation is a huge part of being an artist for me, doing the same thing over and over would drive me nutty. Only downfall is that I think it would be easier to sell things more consistently if everything was basically a big series instead of many different series of work.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Inspired Bloggers

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Lisa Congdon does an amazing amount of stuff, an artist, illustrator, author, business woman, I'll say it again amazing! She has basically inspired me to get my blogging act together, my excuse was that I am always too busy but she does way more stuff than I do and she can do it - thanks Lisa for the inspiration! Here's Lisa's blog.



Now miss Janice La Verne Baker is someone who I actually get to see in person as well as follow her work (which I LOVE!) on her blog. Janice is an amazing artist, I love her color, figures and layers, especially the layers, drool, drool. Thanks you Janice for letting us see what you are up to, check it out here.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cells, Icons and Bits

I have been playing around with these icon like shapes. The idea originally came from thinking about DNA, cells, little bits of information and letting my design aesthetic creep-in a little more lately.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Design influencing my paintings lately

As soon as I posted I was going to work on the blog more regularly my computer's logic board went out. Anyway thought I would share what I am working on lately –  icons representing DNA or cells in my paintings. Not sure how long this will go on but enjoy acknowledging my design aesthetic a bit.