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I got the opportunity to leave my mark at the current location of Works/San José, the first place I showed art in a public venue.
Part of the Zip Us Up! collaboration in Michigan, this painting is inspired by the community legacy of the Three Fires Council.
I found writing a blog exhausting. So I came up with a way to stay motivated: create a watercolor illustration to accompany each one.
In the strangest year in my lifetime, I figured it was fitting to wrap it up with a few oddities that are changes in perspective.
I used to make these paper fortune tellers all the time in junior high.
These themes emerged while I was creating new giftable art for the annual HARK! holiday show and sale at Kaleid Gallery.
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.
A timelapse of my painting technique, plus thoughts & rants about digital art tools.
Organized by The Exhibition District, this is a mural created by 100 different artists each painting a 3′ x 3′ square.
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.
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.
I created this sketch for a self-portrait show at the Art NXT Level / 33 Contemporary Gallery space in Chicago.
I started this one in college as an figure painting exploration with a particular focus on hands and feet.
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.
When I thought of the theme, “Elevate”, I thought about how people express themselves with gestures. I picked a movie for each of the 13 days of Cinequest to be represented here by gestures from one of their characters.
This new painting is based off a photo I took at the Jack Rose, tucked away off Highway 9 between Los Gatos and Saratoga.
This one is my photographer friend Jillian who took the reference shot for Statement I. During a different shoot for reference photos I noticed she was wearing a white shirt while I saw her reviewing photos. I asked to include her in this series, and here she is!
Unfortunately there’s no name attached to it, so I don’t know who she is. I named this so it could either be interpreted as her being in the exhibition, or attending the exhibition.
This started from a detail of Statement VII (the doctor): specifically, a close-up view of his hands jotting down notes. This caught the eye of our friends Kevin and Allison as they both work in writing/journalism and they inquired about a commission.
I came across an art show “call for entry” about an upcoming show looking for a range of commentary about guns. There are a lot of potential themes here: power, protection, sport, identity. The one that stuck with me was the use of a gun to amplify expression – specifically to sharpen and escalate an emotion.