Saturday, September 18, 2010

Now Represented by Grid Art Gallery in Nelson, BC

Over the summer holidays, while I was in my hometown, Nelson, British-Columbia, I connected with a lovely new gallery there, the Grid Art Gallery. It's run by Michael Graham and Shayne Brandel and I am excited that I am now represented by them. The Grid Art Gallery is a new addition to Nelson's already thriving art scene. Nelson has often been ranked as the number one small arts town in the book "The 100 Best Small Arts Towns in America," and has long needed a good gallery to reflects its vibrant culture. You can see some of the work I have in their gallery at this link or by visiting the gallery at 351-B Baker Street (Lane Entrance) Nelson B.C. For questions you can email them at or call them at 1-888-446-9390.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Painting's in Carol Little's Poetry Book

Carol Little has recently published a book of poetry, "A Study in Love," in which she paired some of my paintings with her poems about love. I just got my copy of it in the mail when I returned from Italy and it looks great! It's 7.5" x 7.5," 67 pages long and 14 of my paintings are printed in full colour in it. You can order copies of it online HERE.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Painting Expedition in Utah with Jeremy Lipking

I just got back from the most amazing painting expedition with Jeremy Lipking, Logan Hagege and a bunch of other artist friends. It started in LA, where me, Jeremy, and Logan started our journey to the Maynard Dixon Country Show in Utah. We got there a few days early, and met up with Scott Burdick, Josh Elliott and Glenn Dean to paint the Utah countryside. It was beautiful down there, and painting alongside these guys was truly inspiring. The extreme heat almost killed me at first, and I had to periodically take air-conditioning breaks in Jeremy’s truck. Luckily as the days went by it actually cooled down a bit, and I got acclimatized a little, so ya, I had a really great time. Here are a few photos from the trip, as well as some of the studies that I did while we were there.

Jeremy Lipking, Scott Burdick and my painting box

Logan Hagege, Scott Burdick, me, Josh Elliott, and Glenn Dean painting in Capitol Reef in Utah

"Torrey Cliffs, Utah," oil on canvas, 5"x 7"

"Capitol Reef, Utah," oil on canvas, 6"x 8"

"Boulder Mountain, Utah," oil on canvas, 5"x 7"

"Summer Sky," oil on canvas, 10"x 12"