Friday, September 23, 2016

Chocolate and Art Show, Phoenix

 




My art at the Chocolate and Art Show in Phoenix

 
The fondue machines at the Chocolate and Art Show in Phoenix



 
the crowd at the Chocolate and Art Show in Phoenix

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Continued angel series




This series is inspired by the short story Hell is the absence of God by Ted Chiang. Angels don't bring good cheer. Destruction and accidents happen.
Years ago I went to Mexico. On the way there for an hour butterflies splashed acrosst the dashboard. It was trutly disugsting.But I never forgot about it.
I wanted to paint the angels for a long time but did not know how to dress them. I saw an old musical with Barbara Cook. In it the women wore hoop skirts. The outfits were really quaint and fun.
These are really small 12X12 paintings. I plan to paint thirty or so of them and group them together create something epic.
Three paintings 12X12, Acrylic mixed media

Monday, September 5, 2016

Angels series

This series is inspired by the short story Hell is the absence of God by Ted Chiang. Angels don't bring good cheer. Destruction and accidents happen. Years ago I went to Mexico. On the way there for an hour butterflies splashed acrosst the dashboard. It was trutly disugsting.But I never forgot about it. I wanted to paint the angels for a long time but did not know how to dress them. I saw an old musical with Barbara Cook. In it the women wore hoop skirts. The outfits were really quaint and fun. These are really small 12X12 paintings. I plan to paint thirty or so of them and group them together create something epic. Three paintings 12X12, Acrylic mixed media

 




 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Alien Technology 3, Firehouse Gallery

 Me with my pieces "There is no female Jabba the Hutt"
Other artists work in the show, Dain Quentin Gore, L.B.'s Paintings, Margarete Beeson, Michele Bledsoe

My art is towards the left, Steve Wesby's work on the right

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

2 of "There is no female Jabba the Hutt" made it into Alien 3 Technology exhibit at the Firehouse, Phoenix

 
 

There is no female Jabba the Hutt series

 These works are called "There is no Female Jabba the Hut." In sci fi there are always really good looking woman like Tricia Helfer and even Rebecca Romijn in the blue suit. I wanted to paint less prettier heroines.




Sunday, June 5, 2016

South Scottsdale Festival of the Arts at Pho Cao, Scottsdale


The bar that a music and art event South Scottsdale of the Arts
My area at Pho Cao which hosted the South Scottsdale Festival of the Arts, a night of music and art. I did some live painting (which I am starting to attempt).I did a Cumorah hill.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Gods and Monsters show, (9) the Gallery

 
 

 
 
Zeus of the Grotto 2
Me by Zeus of the Grotto 2


                                                    other artists pictures at the show

                                              other artist pictures at the show
 


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Zeus of the Grotto 1, 30X30, Acrylic on canvas






I learned about the meaning of the word grotesque. It is art in caves or similar that is scaring and gruesome. I am fascinated with the art of David Gilhooly who has food with leaves. I have chef boyardee noodles in a cave like backdrop with interwined leaf motifs.A God for me can be a scary concept. I think of this character like a manic Zeus.
Zeus of the Grotto 1, 30X30, Acrylic on canvas

 
Zeus of the Grotto, 30X30, Acrylic on canvas
Zeus of the Grotto 3, 30X30


 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Wild Child series

Growing up as a teenager, I always felt I wasn't the ideal Mormon. I wasn't smily or perky. I was an angry teenager who read too much Bukowski. Nevertheless I still was a good kid. To this day, I am a little rough around the edges. This series is inspired by the French film The Wild Child.

Wild Child 1, 24X24, Acrylic on board

Wild Child 2, 24X24, Acrylic on board



Wild Child 3, 24X24, Acrylic on board
 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PHX SUX, last art show of the Trunk Space

I am part of the group show PHX SUX at the Trunk Space. I have exhibited there several times. I am sad to see it go.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Me at The Hive 5+50 show


Here I am at the Hive with my piece "Phrenology and the task of Matchstick Men"

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Hive @Five + Fifty

The show is celebrating five years and fifty shows. The show will open on March 18th 2016 to April 10th 2016. Also the show will be open on Art Detour Saturday and Sunday. 

Friday, March 4, 2016