New paintings from this series will be exhibited at The Art Center in Corvallis, Oregon January 2022. The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking. I've never seen anybody really find the answer…


Elemental Wayfarer

I like using strong structural elements as a starting point for intuitive exploration. I am using grids and geometric shapes as an anchor. Wayfarer is a term for a traveller or wanderer and I am the traveller discovering new images in this process. Sometimes narratives develop in the process. The…


Shelf Life

Shelf Life is an ongoing series that started in 2001. I create these paintings as meditations. I arrange the elements carefully and adjust the light. My still life shelf is like a stage and the objects are like actors. In this way the paintings take on a metaphysical meaning for…


Temperament and Memory

Temperament In 2004 my sweet grandmother passed away. A 100-year-old text on landscape painting was passed on to me, Landscape Painting by Birge Harrison. My grandmother found it second hand; it has another’s inscription in it and a price of 50 cents. It is a tattered green hardbound book with gold…


Argos Mind Maze

This series is a riff on a character from Greek mythology Argos Panoptes. Argos is a shepherd with many eyes, never sleeps, and is always vigilant. In my version, because of sleep deprivation, Argos loses track of his identity. Each eye asserts itself as the one authentic personality. And so,…


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