Life’s complicated and how we interact with one another can be complicated too. I represent the figure in my paintings with all it’s complexity either in how it relates to another figure in the painting or how it relates to an under painting.

In my mind we and the objects with which we share our space exist on several planes. I enjoy layering these planes, removing and highlighting aspects of each plane in an attempt to create a story.
Perhaps my story might be different from a story you may conjure by looking at how I've arranged these planes and their negative and positive space. That's fine. The point is that the painting conjures imagination.


Aberdeen Enterprise Trust Fayre, Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen UK, November 1993

Aberdeen Artist Society Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen UK, May 1994

Deeside Art Exhibition, Banchory Scotland UK, July 1994

Glassell Student Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Houston TX USA, June 2009

Lawndale Center, The Big Show, Juried Exhibition, Houston TX USA, July 2010

Art League Houston, Gambol, Juried Exhibition, Houston TX USA, November 2010

Glassell Student Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Houston TX USA, June 2011

Salon des Refuses, Gallery M Squared, Houston TX USA, July 2011

Archway Gallery, 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Houston TX USA, July/August 2011

Second Annual SAO Select Exhibition, Tradition Bank, Houston Tx, September 2011

Visual Arts Alliance, Twenty-Ninth Juried Open Exhibition, Houston TX, May/June 2012

The Glassell School of Art, 2012 Annual Student Exhibition, Houston TX, June/July 2012


Glassell School of Art, Materials Scholarship 2010

Glassell School of Art, The Ary Stillman Scholarship 2012

Friday, September 4, 2015

Beach Run 04.09.15.Layers for the underpainting taking shape, the ocean pulls from the right against the land. 

Beach Run photoshop concept image

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Conversations With my Family. still a work in progress....

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

selfie 04.11/14

Selfie. 04.11.14 The first layer of the figure. So it begins. The intent is for the figure to emerge as the middle painting. Then I will push the figure back by bringing forward the ground palette and marks.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

selfie layers three, four, with proposed violet hue

Selfie 10.06.14 layers three and four, with concept image and propsed voilet hues. will work better once  voilet ground layer is reduced.

selfie layers three and four

Selfie 10.06.14 layers three and four. need to bring more green tone across canvas 8,7 5 and 4. more blue tone into canvas 2,36.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Kitchen Flowers series

Kitchen Flowers Concept image two , 01.06.14