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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Deep Breath #2, photograph of acrylic on canvas landscape and Photoshop layered images.
( conceptual)

I now use Photoshop imagery to explore composition and levels of transparency. A Deep Breath #2 is about the choices we must make.
A Deep Breath #2, 7ft x 4 ft, acrylic on canvas.
( unfinished )
The second in a series of three paintings. Based on a photograph taken of Warren Lake in the Fall. The dying leaves and the landscape are bleeding off of the canvas. This painting is the ground for the second piece.
A Deep Breath, 7ft x 4ft, acrylic on canvas
( unfinished)
I take a deep breath every time I visit Warren Lake in the Summer and I take another breath when I leave so it will somehow stay with me when I'm away. This piece is the first of a triptych. The central theme deals with emotions surrounding ex-pat life and how that lifestyle affects relationships. The figures in these paintings are transparent while the ground, the place is predominate.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Snow Leopard, 4' x4', acrylic on canvas.
To create this piece I used the earlier "Yellow Rose" piece as an under painting. I then threw pinks and burnt umber at the canvas to create energy and movement.
Snow leopard was photographed by a fellow artist Brenda Furman. Check out her fabulous work by going to