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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.

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.

Stack of 50 boards

50|50 Sneak Peek

Since May I’ve dived headlong into a few projects.

Flaming Carrot • 5.75" x 5.75" framed

Flaming Carrot

It’s been a little while since I’ve drawn in a comic style, so I decided to go for one of my standbys: Flaming Carrot.

Total paint rejection. On the other hand, acrylic binds pretty well to itself.

Reject pile for Natural Conclusions

About 15-20% of what I came across ended up working for this particular project. Here are the various reasons why pieces were either non-starters or failed along the way.

Natural Conclusions reception (photo by Jillian Cocklin)

“Natural Conclusions” show at Kaleid Gallery

This show is the culmination of two years of collecting amateur landscapes in need of a little love.

Natural Conclusions • Kaleid Gallery, March 2-30, 2018

“Natural Conclusions” – a new solo show at Kaleid Gallery

This March is my second solo show at Kaleid Gallery in downtown San José!

Force of Habit

Force of Habit

I started this one in college as an figure painting exploration with a particular focus on hands and feet.

Breakfast Triptych • 4" x 12" each

Breakfast Triptych

When I get stuck, I’ll paint or draw food. It’s an easy way to get past my indecision and get right to the craft of it, and often gives me an opportunity to try out new techniques, patterns, or textures.

Corridor • 12" x 12"

Corridor

I was struck by the lighting and the rhythm of the layout. Two other people were there, quietly enjoying a dinner, so I surreptitiously snagged a photo that I decided to make into a painting.

Cats in the Cradle series • 3 paintings • 12" x 12" each

Cat’s In the Cradle series for “Extended Play”

I went with the first thing that came to mind since it had a few distinct images in it: Cat’s In the Cradle by Harry Chapin (or Ugly Kid Joe, depending on your era).