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, June 22, 2011

The Trip Home, 12"x 36", Photo imaging on transparent sheets on canvas

The trip starts with a simple portrait image, the portrait remains the constant as we move through the map planning stage of the trip, the people and places visited and the sense of place, home, remains.

Lasting Memories, 18"x18", Acrylic on canvas with image editing on transparent sheets

Lasting Memories is a foray into combining Photoshop imaging with acrylic portraiture.

What Remains, Unfinished, 48"x 72" Acrylic on Canvas

What Remains is the third painting of The Trailing Spouse Series. I plan on harding the ice front left to right, further define the trees in the foreground of the landscape and bring more of the graphic sky blue back through the hair of the figure. This will bring the landscape forward and push the figure back but maintain the graphic finality of the piece.

A Deep Breath, 48"x72", Acrylic on Canvas

A Deep Breath is the first painting of The Trailing Spouse Series. The figure is breathing in the landscape before her. Committing it to memory.

The Compromise, 48"x72", Acrylic on Canvas
The Compromise is part two of The Trailing Spouse Series. In this painting the landscape bleeds away as the figures prepare to leave. The palette sets the stage for the turmoil surrounding the decision to leave.