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“Meet You Halfway” at Kaleid Gallery

I had extra “found” landscapes on hand, and continuing that theme was partly out of necessity as my art sources and studio access got disrupted to varying degrees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

An Animation Cel Portrait at Disneyworld

A fresh new type of commission: an animation cel portrait!

Signal

Symbols in our public space are gaining extra scrutiny for the worldview they present.

Books & Books

These are nursery paintings for the #quarantwins Aubrey & Oliver. I got the idea to create a pair of paintings so that each one can have one when they’re older.

ArtBox: Jellyfish Float

This is a commission I recently finished in front of the Casa Verde apartment complex – they requested art that would be vibrant and fun.

We Were Seeds mural for Élyse Restaurant

This mural is part of the early response, organized by Local Color, to support local businesses with art of hope & solidarity after the first weekend of protests following the murder of George Floyd.

Wave Daydream I & II

When I’m feeling stuck I usually end up doing art that either tries out different textures or different media.

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′).

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.

ArtBox: The Illuminated Iris

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

Digital painting thoughts

A timelapse of my painting technique, plus thoughts & rants about digital art tools.

Outgrowth I

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

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” show at Kaleid Gallery

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

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

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

Harvest: Papayas

Last one in the Harvest series skews tropical with papayas. This ended up being both the biggest fruits (only four on here) with the smallest details (little black seeds).

Harvest: Avocados

3rd of 4 in the Harvest series – avocados, cut open to show off the green insides and shiny pits.

Harvest: Blueberries

Another fruit in the Harvest series – this time, a little pile of blueberries. This one’s more of an experiment in subtle patterns within a dense texture.

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.

Harvest: Persimmons

Here’s a bright little drawing of persimmons from memory. I drew this with Prismacolor pencils to experiment with blending techniques to replicate the muted sheen on the fruit.