My HARK! 2019 art

Silent Stars and Nighttime

These themes emerged while I was creating new giftable art for the annual HARK! holiday show and sale at Kaleid Gallery.

Haberdasher Early Evening • 12" x 12"

Haberdasher Early Evening

While figuring out what to paint for this year for the Works/SJ benefit, I realized I’ve done a few paintings that have aligned into a new series of their own.

Veggielution container mural • 8' x 8' x 20'

Veggielution container mural

This is the largest painting I’ve done yet! It’s a shipping container owned by Veggielution (8′ x 8′ x 20′).

Flight Delay opening night • Oct. 4th, 2019

“Flight Delay” show at Kaleid Gallery

The late afternoon sun and shifting weather created this extraordinary light show with the glassware that splayed, rippled, and caught an occasional tiny rainbow.

Flight Delay solo show • Oct 4-24, 2019

“Flight Delay” show opening soon

Details and a preview of my third solo show at Kaleid Gallery this October.

Gallery 408 mural

Local Color: Gallery 408

I contributed a low mural here in the theme of reclaiming and reusing space, latching onto the idea of the physical markers that signal that.

Dreaming of Outside • 10" x 8"

Dreaming of Outside

This was my take on the classic “white cube” primitive for art.

Dog portraits

Pet portraits: Dog edition

More pet portraits – here’s a bunch of dogs I’ve painted so far this year.

Prep for October show

October show preview

Paintings in progress – save the date for October 2019 for my next show at Kaleid Gallery in downtown San José.

The Illuminated Iris

ArtBox: The Illuminated Iris

The ArtBox Project is an effort to bring more art into neighborhoods by sprucing up overlooked-but-ubiquitous utility boxes.

Cat portraits galore

Pet portraits: Cat edition

I put out a call for pet portraits early in the year and have done quite a few since then. Most of them I held off on posting because they were gifts and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. This batch is cats!

100 Block mural opening on March 1, 2019 • 300 South First St, San José

100 Block mural in downtown San José

Organized by The Exhibition District, this is a mural created by 100 different artists each painting a 3′ x 3′ square.

Pale • 8" x 8"

Pale

This was a quick piece done for an exhibit at Works/San José show, Unity In Diversity. This theme relates to a graphic design project by San Jose State BFA student Javier Yep in 2017 that included a “unity in diversity” flag.

Chicken portrait trio • 8" x 10" each

A trio of chicken portraits

I enjoy painting portraits of pets, and my latest commission was especially fun: pet chickens!

Shimmer • 12" x 12"

Shimmer

Continuing my tradition of creating new works to donate to the annual Works/San José benefit auction, here’s one that echoes some of the artful cropping of the Statement paintings but with a new subject matter.

Outgrowth I • 12" x 24"

Outgrowth I

I haven’t done many abstract works so this is a bit of an exploration for me.

Opening night of 10th Annual 50-50 Show

10th Annual 50|50 Show at Sanchez Art Center

For 50 days I painted a series of gesture paintings. I enlisted 24 models (plus me) for variety and also to involve friends, family, and co-workers along the way.

Never Gonna Give You Up triptych • 8" x 8" each (x3)

Never Gonna Give You Up

Here’s a triptych of paintings I created based on the theme of the 2018 Works/San José member show: Infinite Memes.

Self Portrait with Untapped • 8" x 8"

Self-Portrait with Untapped

I created this sketch for a self-portrait show at the Art NXT Level / 33 Contemporary Gallery space in Chicago.

Bronze Warriors I & II • 7 7/8” x 9 7/8” framed

Bronze Warriors I & II

These two are random sketches based on a couple of interesting frames I found. I started with the owlish mask of what became the first weary warrior woman.