Sunday, December 22, 2013


Thank you Vicki

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Innocent

#2 in a series of 10 Mystic Inspired Paintings 
It's not easy to define the term mysticism. There is a shroud of silence and secrecy hidden within the historical walls of the Mystic's existence. The mystery and intrigue that prevails has lead me to paint the faces of some mysterious women.
This is a very unique mixed media painting inspired by Saint Maria Goretti.  It started with cutting  the scarf out of paper and mounting it to a wood board.  The face came next.  After applying a clear glaze acrylic medium over the paper the real painting began. I wanted to depict not only her innocence, but her strength...  I wanted her voice to be heard. 

A small life.....

My ode to the wee little mouse.  Some say rodent, and others... rat. 
Can you imagine being so feared and hated?  Even the elephant runs at the sight of the little creature.  My lady cat Dosha will play with one until it dies....  my guess is a heart attack.  No hint of blood, or eternal injury...  just pure fright.  I think a quote from Richard Adam's Novel Watership Down best sums it up for the mouse.
"Whenever they catch you, they will kill you.  But first they must catch you."

Friday, March 22, 2013

A Stary Night's Dance

SOLD!! Village Gallery Of Arts Challenge 2013
My version of the "Owl And The Pussycat" on a stary night.  I drew the owl and cat on paper, cut and pasted them to a 6" x 6" stretched canvas block.  Then.... painted the story.... Love is in the air.........

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sir. Oliver

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My newest work as of Monday MLK Day 2013.  After this completion I showed the painting to my son and asked him to give the happy little creature a name.  To my surprise he took this request quite seriously.  I expected a quick answer from my 18 year old son whom has an incredible quick witted sense of humor, and can come up with his own comedic lines at the drop of a hat.  So that being said, Jake studied the painting with a thoughtful considerate eye.  He looked up at me and said quite matter of factly, "Nicholas."  I replied, "Okay then.... Nicholas it is.  About an hour later he approached me and said, "His name should be Oliver."   Jake's eyes were filled with such intensity I don't believe I can ever forget that moment.  So with the help of my loving child I've honorably titled the baby goat "Sir. Oliver."

Friday, January 18, 2013