Past Works

2013 - 2015 

Learning to Fly Series

Bird on Apple

Bird on Apple

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Handcrafted Birch Wood Panel - 40 X 30 X 2 - Year 2014 - Original SOLD

Bird on Flower

Bird on Flower

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 30 X 24 X 2 - Year 2014 - Original SOLD

The Solitary Cyclist

The Solitary Cyclist

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Handcrafted Birch Wood Panel - 30 X 30 X 2 - Year 2014

Bird on Flower ll

Bird on Flower ll

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 24 X 36 X 2 - Year 2014

Cordless Drills

Cordless Drills

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 30 X 30 X 2.5 - Year 2014 - Original SOLD

Simple Ax of Dove

Simple Ax of Dove

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 30 X 30 X 2.5 - Year 2014 - Original SOLD

Bridges to Cross

Bridges to Cross

Graphite and Mixed Media 24 X 50 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2014

Flying Up Mt. Tamalpais

Flying Up Mt. Tamalpais

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Handcrafted Birch Wood Panel - 45 X 40 X2 - Year 2014 - Original SOLD

Free Bird

Free Bird

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 36 X 24 X 2 - Year 2014

For the Love of Cycling

For the Love of Cycling

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Handcrafted Birch Wood Panel - 35 X 40 X 2 - Year 2014 - Original SOLD

Our Strange Relationship With Trees

Our Strange Relationship With Trees

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 24 X 36 2 - Year 2014 - Original SOLD

Finding a balance of nature and technology in our daily lives is as challenging as blending them together into a work of art. 

This series joins the past with the present, wildlife resides with inanimate objects, and graphite does a graceful dance with collage. We are all a culmination of all our experiences and with Art I enjoy bringing it all into balance. Selecting disparate objects from nature and around the house, I enjoying the tension it creates. 

These graphite drawings combined with collage are created on a professionally handcrafted birch wood panels and finished with two coats of archival satin varnish, resulting in a contemporary yet natural look. No glass or framing required, ready to hang.

* Commissioned work presenting your personalized items available.

Time Capsule Portraits (TM) were born of my desire to represent who we are beyond our physical appearances. Each piece starts with a conversation with the subject, discussing what defines them today. Job, hobbies, sports, favorite foods and even everyday mundane activities. 

Once I have a list of your favorites things, I find icons to represent them. Documenting the lives of others with graphite on paper I developed my own style leaving in my measuring marks, finding hidden geometric shapes, and allowing some object to vinett off the page.  My followers have described my drawing style as resembling architectural drawings. 

Time Capsule Portraits make an excellent and most personalized gift.

Most work from this series were commissioned and are created on acid free, toned art paper. Average size 18 X 24. 

* Commissioned work presenting your personalized items available.

My Teacher's Muse

My Teacher's Muse

Portrait of Artist, John McCormick - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper 17 X 23 - Year 2013

Cycles of Life

Cycles of Life

Graphite and White Pencil on Wood Panel - 18 X 24 X 2 - Year 2012

Getting Out of My Head

Getting Out of My Head

Self Portrait - Graphite on white acid free paper - 13 X 20 - Year 2011

Point Lobos Cornucopia

Point Lobos Cornucopia

Portrait of My Father, Richard G. Klein - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper - 15 X 15 - Year 2012

Snakes and Cakes

Snakes and Cakes

Inspired by the novel 'Poisonwood Bible' by Author Barbara Kingsolver - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper - 17 X 23 - Year 2013 - Original SOLD

Jeff's Babies

Jeff's Babies

Portrait of Photographer, Jeff Tse - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper - 18 X 24 - Year 2012 - Original SOLD

An Enjoyable Life

An Enjoyable Life

Portrait of Richard Lasus - Graphite & White Pencil on handcrafted wood panel - 19 X 25 X 1.5 - Year 2014

Quadrinity Cat

Quadrinity Cat

Portrait of Monique Dubois - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper - 17 X 23 -Year 2013 - Original SOLD

A Slice of Ignorance

A Slice of Ignorance

Inspired by the Novel, 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett - Graphite & Charcoal on Wood Panel - 24 X 30 X 1.5 - Year 2014

Oatmeal Cookies with Karma

Oatmeal Cookies with Karma

Portrait of Shari Snowden - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper - 17 X 23 - Year 2014 - Original SOLD

The Harvest of Many Things

The Harvest of Many Things

Portrait of Alexander Keith Lasus - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper - 17 X 23 -Year 2012 - Original SOLD

Life's Yard Sale

Life's Yard Sale

Portrait of Don Ryndak - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper - 17 X 23 - Year 2014 - Original SOLD

It's Not About Lance

It's Not About Lance

Portrait of Lance Armstrong - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper 23 X 17 - Year 2012

or You A Thousand Times Over

or You A Thousand Times Over

Inspired by the novel, 'Kite Runner' by Khaled Hosseini - Graphite & Charcoal on Wood Panel - 30 X 40 X 2 - Year 2014

A Cyclist's Life

A Cyclist's Life

Portrait of Ken McKenna - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper - 18 3/8 X 24 1/2 -Year 2013 - Original SOLD

Pleasures and Loves

Pleasures and Loves

Portrait of Becci Greene Graphite - White Pencil on toned acid free paper - 12 X 16 - Year 2014 - Original SOLD

Crossroads of Work & Play

Crossroads of Work & Play

Time Capsule Portrait of Robert Paul Klein - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper - 17 X 23 - Year 2013 - Original SOLD

Pleasures and Loves

Pleasures and Loves

Portrait of Becci Greene - Graphite and White Pencil on toned acid free paper - 12 X 16 -Year 2014 - Original SOLD

Fast Food

Fast Food

Self Portrait - Graphite on toned acid free paper - 14 X 18 -Year 2012

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Organic Blueprints Series

Organic Blueprints

Organic Blueprints

Graphite Drawing and Mixed Media - 24 X 24 X 2 - Year 2016

Golden Ratio of Pleasure

Golden Ratio of Pleasure

Graphite Drawing and Mixed Media - 24 X 24 X 2 - Year 2016

Flight Designs

Flight Designs

Graphite Drawing and Mixed Media - 24 X 24 X 2 - Year 2016

Organic Blueprints II

Organic Blueprints II

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media - 24 X 24 X 2 - Year 2016

I love to play in the places between realism and abstract. To find ways to exercise my inborn ability to draw realism which feels very technical, and to synthesize a new and more spontaneous reality into it. Reaching for a more interesting version of my chosen subjects that still 'works', provides a greater challenge to my intelligence and creativity. Hence, a more exciting journey. My goal in the end is to have created a more attractive and compelling image of the simple objects from which I began. Even in this modern age, I still equate beauty with art. 

Many objects in this painting series were found in my kitchen. I began by executing a very detailed still life drawing using graphite pencils. I then used that original image to create copies for the abstract panels, balancing them all together with colored pencil and charcoal powder. 

The entire piece is mounted on a wood panel and protected with two coats of archival satin varnish. All works Ready-to-Hang.