Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Box Frame Format
Here is an example of my newest box style frame format. I played with this technique of framing with works from a previous series although now they are much more refined. These box style frames are hand made out of poplar wood with a black satin finish. These 2 inch deep frames can hang from a wall or sit on a shelf, desk, end table or any flat surface. I'll have new works in this style frame available this December at Ellis-Nicholson Gallery in Charleston, SC and Good Girl Gallery in Springfield, MO.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Recent Works
I've been exploring insect forms lately, primarily butterflies and moths. Having poked around in the local universities entomology department has yielded some interesting results with some of these recent images. The patterns, color and symmetry found in many insects fascinate me.

These 14x10.5 acrylic and torn paper works on masonite and wood will be on display in December at the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery in Charleston, SC and Good Girl Gallery in Springfield, MO. For more information please check out or

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Good Girl Gallery Exhibition
I will be exhibiting new work at Good Girl Gallery thru December. The reception will be Friday, December 3rd from 6-10 pm. Hope you can make it out. Good Girl Gallery is located at 325 East Walnut Street, Springfield, MO 417.865.7055. For more information please check out

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Works
I've been getting together all new works for an upcoming exhibit this December. Information for that show will be posted next week. Here is a surreal image I'm just finishing. Although it is difficult to see in this photo, this piece I'm working on started out as an old map of London pieced together and mounted to masonite. I then built up using acrylic. The church steeple is from St. Michael's in Charleston, SC. The bells for this church tower were cast in London in 1751 and were stolen by the British at the end of the revolution and returned to England. It finally found its way back to Charleston.

The crows are massive in this image. A bird this size could probably lift a compact car and if you notice there are a bunch of them flying to rejoin the one perched atop the steeple. I've always been a huge fan of films by Alfred Hitchcock so maybe in the back of my mind I was paying an homage to his 1963 film The Birds staring Tippi Hedren.