Saturday, December 28, 2013

Portrait of a Couple

An attorney asked me to paint him and his partner. It was a learning and fun experience.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Prime Targets, 4X4, Acrylic on board

a picture in the series about my obssessive compulsive disorder

Pictures I showed at Obliq a couple months ago

Birth, 4X4, Acrylic on board

These are pictures I showed at Obliq in May. They were inspired by aboriginal art.
Discovery, 4X4, Acrylic on board

Friday, November 8, 2013

One Coffee Company, Phoenix AZ

Exploring New Dimensions series at One Coffee Company

Exploring New Dimensions series at One Coffee Company

Thursday, November 7, 2013

"The thoughts within are the ones that hurt the most" 4X4, Acrylic on board

"The thoughts within the are the ones that hurt the most," Acrylic on board, 4X4

   Two years and a half ago I realized I had OCD, also known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. People say "thoughts are just thoughts." But OCD
proves that thoughts can be lethal and can twist in your brain. These past two years and a half have been a nightmarish carnival ride.
   In this series I will paint ghoulish like baby figures with cryptic phrases that describe the feelings and mood of OCD. I hope to express a truthful and horrific display of OCD.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Goings Galleria, Phoenix AZ November First Friday

Me by "Grandfather Sky" 48X48, Acrylic on board

Fellow artist Debby and Me by pictures of mine

Monday, October 28, 2013

Spirituality series

Spirituality Series

   Spirituality is universal to all people and races. I started out the series with a God-like figure in a fantastic and awe-inspiring world of wavy lines, psychedelic swirls, stars, circles and clouds. Towards the end of the series a minimalistic background felt more relevant. The figure became more human, and the paintings were more about introspective devoutness. I found that spirituality is about reflecting on the vast roles and perceptions we carry in our existence.

Grandfather Sky

Man Embracing Universe

Quiet Interlude

Stalwart Man
Man Embracing Universe, 6X4, Acrylic on board

Friday, October 18, 2013

Westgate exhibit Fox 10 News

Click on the link to watch the clip
PSA Art Awakenings Exhibit

My work and other artist from PSA Art Awakenings group are on the news at Channel 10

Sunday, October 13, 2013

My art is in the Arizona Repubilc

Here is my dad showing off my art in the Arizona Republic
My artwork is in the Arizona Republic! The artwork is talking about my art along with other PSA Art Awakenings artist at the gallery at Westgate in Glendale.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Gallery La Melgosa, Phoenix

Here is some of "Presenting the Clowns" at a group show at Gallery La Melgosa in Phoenix

Sochu House, Phoenix

The painting "Birth" 4X4, Acrylic on board

Me at Sochu House, an Asian restaurant in Phoenix with "Moving into Positive Energy" and "Grandmother Shelley"

From left "Pathways" 4X4, Acrylic on board and "Discovery" 4X4

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Molly Mormon series

 Molly 1, 4X6, Acrylic on board

 Molly 2, 4X6, Acrylic on board

Molly 3, 4X6, Acrylic on board

For some reason when I thought of Molly Mormons(Mormon slang for the perfecf Mormon girl) I always thought of them being like the Molly dolls of the American Girl dolls that were in the early 1990s. To me Molly Mormons were old fashioned kind of quaint like someone from the past.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

My interview with Christopher

Christopher did a wonderful job interviewing me at Warehouse 1005 about my "Bipolar Clowns and Spirit Babies" show

Friday, August 9, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Bipolar Clowns

Sumo Clown, 4X4, Acrylic on board

Effect of Achieving Clowndom, Acrylic on board, 4X6

This manic side is shown in some paintings in the form of fashionable clowns. Clowns are both extremely theatrical and over the top. They transform themselves using a sort of enlightened silliness.

Beauty Queen Series

Beauty Queen 3, Acrylic on board, 8X4

Beauty Queen1, Acrylic on board, 8X4

Beauty Queen 2, Acrylic on board, 8X4
Other paintings are inspired by high school homecoming and prom queens. Throughout my whole life I’ve always been the geek. Imagining myself as one of these princesses was a challenging role-reversal. High school royalty to me is a regal artificiality. In these paintings  am making over versions of myself like  paper dolls with different hair styles and dresses. The sugary fun of the princess exploration is contrasted with an agitated background of repetitious swirls.

Heavenly Father seriers

Spirit 2, Acrylic on board, 8X4

Spirit 1, Acrylic on board, 8X4
In these paintings I portray holy old people with lots of little baby figures. The old people collectively represent  Heavenly Father, or God as father of all people. I show him as enlightened old people carrying carefree spirit babies because those are his gift to the world and also his parental responsibility. I have painted earth-like planets in a black-copper, other-worldly atmosphere.

Spirit Baby series all 4X6s

Spirit Baby 3, Acrylic on board, 4X6

Spirit Baby 2, Acrylic on board, 4X6

Spirit Baby 3, Acrylic on board, 4X6
Growing up as a Mormon I was taught that before all people are born on earth we lived in a preexistence and were “spirit children” of God before our physical birth. I always imagined spirit children as babies possessing infinite wisdom like elderly people. The babies in these paintings are like mini-adults wearing oversized glasses to represent their wisdom. I never thought these spirit children would be sad or serious. For me the idea of being in an existence before birth is playful and fun. By portraying spirit babies in a less serious manner I am offering a carefree and lighthearted take on life before birth.