November 25, 2019
Hi, everyone! It's been a while, so I wanted to drop by with some exciting news! It's been in the works for a few months now, but today I'm finally proud to share that two of my paintings (Perception Virus and Magic Mirror) are featured in Issue #18 (Fall 2019) of Jet Fuel Review, a quarterly online art publication based out of Lewis University in Romeoville, IL (just south of Chicago)! This quarter's issue also includes some incredible artwork by Brian Barker, Daisy Patton, and Renée Cohen, as well as some poetry and prose from some extremely talented writers. If you'd like to check out a copy, it's available at www.jetfuelreview.com, and also in e-book format! I would also like to take this time to sincerely thank the editors and staff of Jet Fuel Review for the opportunity to be featured.
If you look closely at my gallery, you may have also noticed I've put up a few new paintings in the past month. I've been spending these past few months focused on getting back into the studio, with a brand new series in the works (which I hope to exhibit in 2020)!
For now, though... I'd like to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving and a very merry holiday season!
July 29, 2019
Just a quick update! First of all, I wanted to remind everyone that the show at Legendary Vinyl Records is still going on, as well as the 2019 Summer Juried Exhibition at the Jansen Art Center.
Of course, yesterday was also the final day of the Kingston Arts Festival, and I was in attendance. The show was full of so many great pieces of art, from both local and across the country, and I was absolutely honored to be selected to be part of it! Below you can see me, with one of my paintings on prominent display in the show.
I'm exhausted now, but I'm on the downswing now with my summer shows. I hope to spend August and September going back into the studio and working on some new projects!
July 3, 2019
As I promised last month, this is turning out to be a really busy summer for me! Lots of stuff to announce now, so I'll run down the list:
As I mentioned earlier, I've got an upcoming display of 11 of my artworks at Legendary Vinyl Records here in Bellingham, on Northwest Ave. (just south of the rainbow bridge). The show will be kicked off with an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 13, from 5 - 7 PM! If you're in the area, please, feel free to drop by!
In addition, three more of my paintings (Perception Virus, Magic Mirror, and The Commodification of Outrage) will be on display at the 60th Annual Kingston Arts Festival in Kingston, WA, on the weekend of July 26 - 28! If you're in the Kitsap area (or even the Olympic Peninsula or Metro Seattle), go check it out-- it promises to be a lot of fun for the whole family!
And of course, I still have work at the 2019 Summer Juried Exhibition at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden. The show there runs to August 30, so those of you who are further north along the Canadian border still have time. I highly advise taking a look, and not just for me; there are some other really great artists on display there too!
I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July, and I'll make more announcements when new developments arise!
June 6, 2019
Lots of things in the works now! This summer promises to be a very busy one, with several different exhibitions coming down the pike. At the moment, there are two which are solid enough to announce here. The first is the 2019 Summer Juried Exhibition at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden. This time around, I have one painting in the show (I/O). The show opens tonight with a reception from 6 - 8 PM, and runs all the way up to August 30. I will be attending the reception. If you're in the northwestern area of Washington or the Lower Mainland in B.C., I encourage you to check it out!
The other thing worth announcing is a much larger display of my artwork at Legendary Vinyl, a record shop here in Bellingham. I've made arrangements with the owner, Russ, to have my work up in his shop for six weeks beginning in July. All of the work will be for sale, and there will be an opening reception for this exhibition as well. Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 13, and I hope to see you there!
And one more thing: I've updated my gallery here to add a few new paintings, which are related to another one of my exhibition plans which has not yet solidified completely yet. I'll keep you apprised as more news comes my way!
February 25, 2019
And we're back! My apologies for anyone who may have been trying to access the site while it was down. As I mentioned on my social media feeds, the problem was that the site was built with Wix, using a format that was heavily dependent on Flash. Unfortunately, with Flash being phased out, it meant that my site became broken, and in desperate need of a conversion into HTML. As you can see, things look a little different than they did before; I've rebuilt things to the best of my abilities, and re-engineered a few things that were originally designed to work with the Flash-based editor. I appreciate everyone's patience as I've been working through this long and difficult process.
So what else has changed since my last post? Well, as I mentioned earlier, my father passed away a few years ago. Ever since then, I've been working toward finding stability in my new life. I still live in Bellingham, but I moved out of my apartment in January of last year, and into a new house that affords me much more space for a studio. I also convinced my mother to leave her house in Florida, where she was left alone by my father's passing, and she has moved here so that I can see her on a daily basis. After all the moving and renovations, I also found my way into two new shows-- the 2018-19 Winter Juried Exhibit at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden, WA, and the Allied Arts of Whatcom County's 2019 Membership Show here in Bellingham. The AAoWC's show just wrapped up, but you can still catch the Jansen show through March 1!
Keep an eye on this website now for new developments. It's been a long road to get here, but I'm finally back to turning my full focus toward my artwork. It's good to be back!