pastelwinner
This past winter I entered this piece titled “Time Piece” into the 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition. Not only was I pleased to have been accepted into the show but to my surprise, I won the Founders Award which is the top prize, which is an amazing feat considering all […]

The 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition Winner


Swept Away - oil on linen (20" x 16")
  Swept Away – Oil on linen 20″ x 16″ Characters from the “Small World Players’ Guild” are momentarily distracted on their way to the artist’s studio.  

Swept Away – A New Painting


Stage Right - oil on linen (36" x 24")
Stage Right – Oil on linen 36″ x 24″ A continuation of the story begun in my painting  Through the Looking Glass. The usual suspects set out on a journey that will take them through many strange lands.

Stage Right – A New Painting


Ossian
April 2015 Art of Printmaking Workshop Postcard Tired of using the same old tools to make art? Put away that musty canvas and those iron poor tired pastels. Come in and let’s make pictures using a technique that only elite graduates of the finest universities from the east coast and […]

Join In the Fun



Chimera - oil on linen (16" x 20")
  Chimera – Oil on linen 16″ x 20″ I found the snail and boy in my latest foray to the antique malls. I keep looking for small figurines that are expressive, amusing, pensive, sad…. The antique clock is on loan from my Kendallville dealer, Elisa Ellsworth of the Wilson […]

New objects for the still life collection


Like a Butterfly - oil on linen (20" x 16")
  Like a Butterfly  – Oil on linen, 20” x 16” The work deals with a common theme that I frequently return to: the yearning of small things. There’s a small thing within each of us that wants always to be greater than it apparently is. The little brass pig shows […]

New Work: Like a Butterfly


Let It Rain
  This is the preliminary design for a 2015 fundraiser in South Bend Indiana. My girlfriend and I worked with her six year old daughter to create a series of photographs that I used to create the preparatory drawing above. The proposal eventually resulted in this interesting etching below, a four plate […]

Rain Barrel Design for Fundraiser


Through the Looking Glass - oil on linen
  Just finished this new painting. Some of my favorite characters have gathered together for an adventure. They encounter a mysterious portal. 36” x 24” on linen.

Through the Looking Glass



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  Ossian functions as the Jack in the suit dedicated to cats for the proposed deck of cards. I completed a few final revisions, and the plate is finally ready. Becca is in the studio right now running the edition. We will print 50 copies and price it along with […]

Ossian–Final Version


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  I have come to a stopping point in the new etching while I consider what if any refinements need to be made. The etching based on a drawing that I posted earlier with the working title “Baldur” has been retitled “Ossian”. Ossian or Oisin was the son of Finn […]

First State of the New Etching