All profits from the sale of my art go to local nonprofit organizations or charities in support of the arts.
Yellowstone Art Museum
Grace United Methodist Church (Art Program)
Billings Arts Association
State of MT 13th Judicial District (START Program)
Available for viewing and sale
2913 2nd Avenue North
Downtown, Billings Montana
Call (406) 256-5837
I've spent the last 25 years painting and drawing in a style of art that is often called representative. Over the course of this last year, I've started working in abstraction, sometimes just visually; but more and more I am working to document my work with texts. Not random quotes or pithy sayings I've found on the internet, but rather my own thoughts, fears, dreams, and feelings that I've wrestled with these past 3 + years since I've experienced loss.
I think good art informs the viewer of the artist, and I was not always getting that with my representational art. I'll still create representational art, but I hope you find my new work more interesting, thoughtful, and informative.
Someone once noted that I have a "dark side" and that is true. Years ago, I would have covered it over with a mask, perhaps pretending to be what the world wanted me to be. Pretending to be what I was not. I don't do that anymore. I have much joy and love in my life, but there is also some sadness and melancholy. The only thing I can promise is that when you see in me either, it is the real me. No masks.
I'll try to do the same in my art.
In urban sketching they say that the act of sitting with the scene, being part of it and paying attention to the surroundings, the weather, the sounds, the wind, the people, provides a more meaningful connection than the quarter second snap of a camera shutter. I don’t think I’ll ever look back at a sketch, or drive by a place I've sketched; without thinking of or remembering my time spent there.
Hello friends, I've moved my blog from my Wix site to this new website, and brough all my old posts over. So, in the future all new blog posts will be here.
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