NEW PAINTING (1/'19) Spirals
SOLD: (12/'18) New Koala - No. 2
NEW PAINTING: (12/'18) The First Fall Tree
NEW PAINTING: (10/'18) New Koala - No. 2
NEW PAINTING: (9/'18) Sunlit Woods
SOLD: (9/'18) Shall We Dance
NEW PAINTING: (9/'18) Tree On A Hill
NEW PAINTING: (9/'18) Morning Sunrise
AWARD: (9/'18) Sun Goddess - 2 nd. Place
NEW PAINTING: (9/'18) Days End
NEW PAINTING: (9/'18) 3 Hawks and A Old Barn
NEW PAINTING: (9/'18) Fall Harvest
NEW PAINTING: (8/'18) Sunrise Service
NEW PAINTING: (8/'18) Sunlit Trees
NEW PAINTING: (8/'18) Rust In Peace
NEW PAINTING: (8/'18) Mizzou Campus, Columbia, Mo.
NEW PAINTING: (8/'18) St. Louis, Mo.
NEW PAINTING (8/'18) First Strike In The Missouri Mountains
NEW PAINTING: (7/'18) Fall Birch Trees
NEW PAINTING: (6/'18) Summer Tree
NEW PAINTING: (6/'18) Fall Tree
NEW PAINTING: (4/'18) Catching A Moonbeam
NEW PAINTING: (3/'18) Running The Storm
NEW PAINTING: (2/'18) Mooning The Arch
NEW PAINTING: (2/'18) Ghost Train
SOLD: (6/'17) Golden Snow
NEW PAINTING: (2/'17) Golden Snow
NEW PAINTING: (1/'17) Have Faith
NEW PAINTING: (11/'16) The Gate (Matt. 7:14)
NEW PAINTING: Three Trees: (11/'16)
NEW PAINTING: The Gate (10/'16)
NEW PAINTING: Pink Pig & Purple Flowers (9/5/'16)
SOLD: Sleeping Koala (9/5/'16)
NEW PAINTING: Skyscape No. 3 - UPS (7/24/'16)
SOLD: Arch Sunset Reflections - St. louis, Mo. (7/10/'16)
SOLD: 4 and 20 Cardinals (7/3/'16)
NEW PAINTING: Spikey Tree No. 1 (6/7/'16)
NEW PAINTING: Spikey Tree No. 2 (6/7/'16)
NEW PAINTING: Arch Sunset Reflections - St. Louis, Mo. (4/14/'16)
NEW PAINTING: Arch & Old Court House - St. Louis, Mo. (4/8/'16)
SOLD: Safe Harbor (4/4/'16)
SOLD: From Above (4/4/'16)
SOLD: Night Time Arch - St. Louis, Mo. (4/4/'16)
NEW PAINTING: Ballet Dancers With Force Lines - No. 1 (3/28/'16)
NEW PAINTING: Night At The Ballet (3/28/'16)
NEW PAINTING: UNTITLED (3/28/'16)
NEW PAINTING: 4 and 20 Cardinals (3/27/'16)
NEW PAINTING: Night Time Arch - St. Louis, Mo. (3/27/'16)
SOLD : Sunset At The Arch - St. Louis, Mo. and Sunset Skyline - Chicago, Il. (1/10/'16)
NEW PAINTING: Sunset Skyline - Chicago, Il. (11/20/'15)
NEW PAINTING: Sleeping Koala (11/19/'15)
NEW PAINTING: Sunset At The Arch - St. Louis, Mo. (11/5/'15)
NEW PAINTING: Joey Koala (11/4/'15)
NEW PAINTING: Untitled Stories (10/25/'15)
SOLD: Landscape - No. 2, Shadow Road (10/10/'15)
NEW PAINTING: Oil Still Life (9/28/'15)
All of my paintings/sculptures are now also offered on a shower curtain and "T" shirts in many sizes and I have changed the prices of all originals. (8/30/'15)
All of my paintings/sculptures are now offered in pillows, duvet covers, tote bags and phone cases. (6/5/'15)
NEW PAINTING: Sun Goddess - UPS (5/27/'15)
Because the buyer didn't show up, "What You Might Look Like As A Abstract Painting" is up for sale again (4/18/'15)
NEW PAINTING: Shall We Dance? - UPS (3/21/'15)
SOLD: What You Might Look Like As A Abstract Painting (2/24/'15)
SOLD: The Little Chapel In The Valley (2/25/'15)
NEW PAINTING: What You Might Look Like As A Abstract Painting (2/10/'15)
SOLD: At a Holiday Arts and Craft Show Nov./Dec. 2014 = Mother Nature, Dance Of The Fairies, Rock-A Bye Baby In The Tree Top, Road Shadows and Skyscape No. 2 - UPS.
NEW PAINTING: Autumn Drama (11/19/'14)
NEW PAINTING: Road Shadows (11/6/'14)
NEW PAINTING: Shadow Road (10/24/'14)
NEW PAINTING: Life Starts At Days End (9/16/'14)
NEW PAINTING: Would You Invite Him In? (7/21/'14)
NEW PAINTING: Rock-A-Bye Baby In The Tree Top
NEW PAINTINGS: Vase With Flowers, Red Leaves, Autumn Path, Autumn Hills and Red Tree, Ozark Sunset
NEW PAINTING: The Storm Has Passed For Some But Time Has Passed For Others
NEW PAINTING = Spring Moonbeam
Almost all unsold paintings are now available in larger print sizes, with some up to approximately 30" x 40". The remainder will be available in the next few days.
NEW PAINTING = Nude With Butterflies
I was recently asked to speak at a local National Art Honor Society induction ceremony on what it means to me to be an artist.
I have just been informed that two pieces I entered in a local show have both won prizes. "Dance Ballerina Dance" won first place in the mixed media category and "Mother Nature" won best of show.
My formal art education is rather limited to a mail correspondence course, a night course or two and now by workshops along with learning from TV shows, studying art books and doing internet searches even though my "natural" interest and involvement goes back farther then I can remember. But one thing is for sure. If I were to be asked why do I do art, I would have to say it's because I can't not do art.
Since the 80's when I started to enter Art & Craft shows, I tried to devote more time to my art, but of course along with the demands of a full time job, until I retired 10 years ago I could now devote almost all my time to my art. I have drawn and painted in every medium there is and have just now began sculpting. It's a bit of "jack of all trades, master of none", but I can now respond to any creative urge and develop it from an idea into a completed form just by following my feelings.
To just recreate what I see is not enough and isn't much different then taking a photograph of something. It should go beyond what the environment naturally provides by adding and subtracting whats necessary to achieve the end result and it must say something.
I look for something that attracts me like the color of the sky or shapes of the clouds, the direction of natural or contrived light and the corresponding cast shadows or the interesting shapes in nature and man made objects and embellish these unusual features.
By accentuating these things that viewers may miss, I give the viewer something to think about, not just something to see. It's the job of the artists to bring to the viewer the best that can be found in nature along with some creativity or exaggeration, not just the normal and ordinary and above all, to follow my innate intuition.
Lately, I'm attempting to avoid planing the next painting, but trying to feel an emotion that will become a painting. If I don't paint for a length of time or paint one painting after another, it really doesn't concern me, but it's important that there is an emotional connection to the painting. I'm not sure where these artistic endeavors will take me, but one thing is for sure, though, is that I will not stop doing what I love. anytime soon.
It's just something inside me and I couldn't stop if I wanted to.