A Contemporary Portrait Series

Ink & Oil is a series of 30″ x 40″ oil paintings in progress inspired by people and their art. Once relegated to sailors, combat veterans, and the counter culture, tattoos have become ubiquitous. Whether to commemorate a life event, to satisfy an impulse, to make a bold statement, or …

A Series of Found Objects

Discards & Discovery is a series of 30″ x 30″ oil paintings in progress inspired by found objects. The statement below is an attempt to justify the pile of stuff that I refuse to get rid of. I paint what I find. I’m the person that buys a rusted hinge because …

Discards & Discovery: Fossil and Lily

Originally, I had a different plan for this painting. I found this fossil in a quarry in Sylvania Ohio when I was 14. The fossil is 300 million years old, give or take a 50 million years. The fossil is surprisingly heavy being comprised of mostly pyrite (fools gold). It …