Recent Works

2016 - 2020

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Just Breathe Series

Beneath Hope

Beneath Hope

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panel - 40 X 61 X 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2020

Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panel - 40 x 30 x 1.5 - Year 2020

Dual Horizons

Dual Horizons

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panels - 61 x 40 x 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2019

Unsheltered

Unsheltered

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panel - 48 x 73 x 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2019 - SOLD

Socially Foresting

Socially Foresting

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panel - 40 x 30 x 1.5 - Year 2020

Granite Dreams

Granite Dreams

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panel - 40 X 93 X 1.5 - Triptych - Year 2020

Metamorphic Landscape

Metamorphic Landscape

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panel - 60 x 41 x 1.5 - Year 2018

The Sound of Shapes

The Sound of Shapes

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panels- 45 X 45 - Year 2018

Endangered Confetti ll

Endangered Confetti ll

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panels - 24 X 50 x 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2019

A Softer Place

A Softer Place

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panel - 40 x 30 x 1.5 - Year 2019

Evolution

Evolution

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panel - 45 x 45 x 1.5 - Year 2019

Autumnal Breath

Autumnal Breath

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panels - 65 x 30 x 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2019

Eclipse

Eclipse

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 40 x 61 x 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2018

Well Being ll

Well Being ll

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panel - 40 x 45 x 1.5 - Year 2019

Reaching Across Worlds

Reaching Across Worlds

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 24 x 52 x 1.5 - Triptych - Year 2018

Quiet Spaces

Quiet Spaces

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panel - 35.5 x 47.5 x 1.5 - Year 2019 - SOLD

The Middle Way

The Middle Way

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panels - 36 x 48 x 1.5 - Year 2019 - SOLD

Ascension

Ascension

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panels - 60 x 41 x 1.5 - Year 2018 - SOLD

Twilight Fell

Twilight Fell

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panels - 36 x 72 x 1.5 - Triptych - Year 2018 - SOLD

Washed Clean

Washed Clean

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panels - 74" X 36" X 1.5" - Triptych - Year 2018 - SOLD

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panels - 48 x 36 x 1.5 -Year 2018 - SOLD

Let Go

Let Go

Watercolor and Recycled Collage on Wood Panels - 48 x 36 x 1.5 -Year 2019 - SOLD

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 49.5 x 36 x 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2018 - SOLD

Canopy View

Canopy View

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 24 x 61 x 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2018 - SOLD

Snow Blind

Snow Blind

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 36 x 21 x 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2018 - SOLD

“Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.” ― Munia Khan

 

In this newest series entitled 'Just Breath', I am using my own uniquely formulated process to  distinctly layer watercolors for greater texture and depth. This new application gives me the ability to add many more layers of light atop dark watercolor paints, augmenting a moodiness to my Recycled Tree-scapes.


All works from the Just Breath Series are finished with two coats of archival satin varnish, creating a contemporary but natural look. The edges are either painted charcoal or left natural and finished with varnish as well and often displaying drips of paint from the process. 

The overall result is an aesthetically alluring painting with a hidden message about protecting our forests. All works are Ready-to-Hang.

* Commissioned pieces using your color and size requests are available.

Splintered Wisdom Series

Splintered Wisdom

Splintered Wisdom

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Birch Wood Panel - 34 X 50 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2015 = Original SOLD

Stand Still

Stand Still

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Wood Panel - 40 X 35 X 2 - Year 2015 - SOLD

Refracted Limbs

Refracted Limbs

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Birch Wood Panel- 33 X 16 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2015

Renewed

Renewed

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Wood Panel - 40 X 30 X 2 - Year 2017 - Original SOLD

Peace and Violet

Peace and Violet

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 18 X 37.5 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2015

Getting Into the Vortex

Getting Into the Vortex

Graphite Drawing with Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 30 H x 40 W x 2 - Year 2017

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Collage with Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 20 X 24 X 2 - Year 2016

Finite Gestures

Finite Gestures

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 14 X 30 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2015

The Last Sunset

The Last Sunset

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Wood Panel - 45 X 35 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2016 - Original SOLD

By the Light of the Rectangle Sun

By the Light of the Rectangle Sun

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Wood Panel - 36 X 36 X 2 - Year 2017 - Original SOLD

Golden Umbra

Golden Umbra

Collage and Mixed Media Wood Panel - 40 X 30 X 1.5 - Year 2018

Transcending Flames

Transcending Flames

Watercolor & Collage Mixed Media - Wood Panels - Diptych 36 X 21 X 1.5 in - Year 2017 - SOLD

Protectors

Protectors

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Birch Wood Panels - 45 x 37 x 2 - Year 2016 - SOLD

The Receptive Mode

The Receptive Mode

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Wood Panel - 45 x 40 x 2 in - 2018 - SOLD

Path of Least Resistance

Path of Least Resistance

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 49 x 36 x 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2018 - Original SOLD

When We Get There

When We Get There

Collage and Mixed Media Wood Panel - 30 X 40 X 1.5 - Year 2018 - SOLD

And the Trees Spoke

And the Trees Spoke

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Wood Panels - 36 x 25 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2016 - Original SOLD

River of Fire

River of Fire

Watercolor & Collage Mixed Media - Wood Panels - Diptych 50 X 30 X 1.5 - Year 2017 - SOLD

If Trees Could Walk

If Trees Could Walk

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 24 X 24 X 1.5 - Year 2015 - SOLD

Always Forward

Always Forward

Watercolor & Collage Mixed Media - Wood Panels - Diptych 50 X 30 X 1.5 - Year 2017 - Original SOLD

Discarded Mercy

Discarded Mercy

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Wood Panels - 34 X 50 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2015 - Original SOLD

Courageous is the Soul

Courageous is the Soul

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 29 X 12 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2015

Well Being

Well Being

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 40 X 45 X 2 - Year 2015

A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air

Collage with Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 24 X 24 X 2 - Year 2016 - Original SOLD

Storms Coming

Storms Coming

Watercolor and Collage Mixed Media - Wood Panels - Diptych 24 x 73 x 1.5 - Year 2017 _ SOLD

Endangered Confetti ll

Endangered Confetti ll

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 24 H x 50 W x 2 - Year 2015

This Buffer of Time

This Buffer of Time

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Birch Wood Panels - 36 X 49.5 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2015

Point of Indifference

Point of Indifference

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Wood Panels - 34 X 75 X 2 - Triptych - Year 2015 - Original SOLD

Slumbering Heroes

Slumbering Heroes

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 20 X 24 X 2 - Year 2016 - SOLD

Plan of Escape

Plan of Escape

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Birch Wood Panels - 45 X 72 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2015 - SOLD

Vicissitude

Vicissitude

Collage and Mixed Media on Handcrafted Birch Wood - 20 X 49 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2015 - Original SOLD

The Stand

The Stand

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 18 X 49 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2015 - Original SOLD

"Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people". -- Franklin D. Roosevelt


I like to think of my job as an Artist to be that of turning the ugly into something beautiful and contribute to the well being of my community and the planet.
The Splintered Wisdom series is a creation of watercolor treescapes enhanced by collaged bits of recycled images and paper litter, further detailed with graphite and color pencils. I have adopted a section of a scenic highway in California to pick up all the trash left behind by tourists and residents which I use to add dimension and texture to my work. Instilled in every piece is a gentle reminder that if we do not clean up after ourselves trees will not grow from our trash in the future.
 
All works from the Splintered Wisdom Series are finished with two coats of archival satin varnish, creating a contemporary but natural look. The edges are finished with varnish as well, but left natural and often display drips of paint from the process. 

The overall result is an aesthetically alluring painting with a hidden message about protecting our forests. All works are  Ready-to-Hang.

* Commissioned pieces using your color and size requests are available.

Indigenous Transparency Series

Graceful Siege

Graceful Siege

Graphite Drawing with Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 36 H x 24 W x 2 - Year 2017 - Original SOLD

Fragile Abundance

Fragile Abundance

Graphite Drawing with Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 30 X 49 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2016 - SOLD

All We Are Saying

All We Are Saying

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 40 X 30 X 2 - Year 2017 - Original SOLD

A Place to Hide

A Place to Hide

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 36 X 24 X 2 - Year 2016 - Original SOLD

The Talisman

The Talisman

Graphite Drawing with Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 40 H x 30 W x 2 - Year 2017 - SOLD

Nocturnal Parliament

Nocturnal Parliament

Graphite Drawing with Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 24 X 61 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2017 - SOLD

A Noble Cast

A Noble Cast

Collage with Mixed Media on Wood Panels - Diptych - 36 X 50 X 2 - Year 2017 - Original SOLD

Indigenous Transparency

Indigenous Transparency

Graphite Drawing & Mixed Media on wood Panels - 3 X 16 X 2 - Diptych - Year 2016 - Original SOLD

Primordial Roots

Primordial Roots

Graphite Drawing with Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 20 x 16 x 2 - Year 2016 - Original SOLD

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Graphite Drawing with Mixed Media on Wood Panels - 16 X 20 X 2 - Year 2016 - Original SOLD

Indigenous people, animals and plants are all striving to not become extinct in a world where the politics that govern ourselves and the planet become less and less transparent.
I look to nature for guidance and a sense of well being. 

The basic process for works in this series begins with a photograph I take of birds that live in the forests and reservoirs in my area. To this is added transparent watercolor backgrounds and detail work with graphite and color pencils. Applying stenciled patterns with rollers and lace adds interest and an abstract dimension. The rich texture of the trees, as with the Splintered Wisdom Series, are created with collaged bits of images of bark and litter that I clean up off of scenic highways. This serves as a gentle reminder that if we do not stop trashing the planet, trees and wildlife will not grow from our garbage in the future. 

This series synthesizes many of my favorite techniques and applications I have picked up as an Artist from drawing realism to lose watercolor painting and beyond. 

These works are mounted on wood panels and finished with two coats of archival satin varnish. This natural, yet contemporary presentation requires no glass or framing.  All works are Ready-to-Hang. 

The Tree Chronicles

Coexistence

Coexistence

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 36 X 38 X 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2018

The Tree Chronicles

The Tree Chronicles

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 36 X 49 X 1.5 Diptych - Year 2018 - SOLD

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 49.5 X 36 X 1.5 - Diptych - Year 2018 - SOLD

Kahn's Copse

Kahn's Copse

Collage and Mixed Media Wood Panel - 36 X 36 X 1.5 - Year 2018

The Present Moment

The Present Moment

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 27.5 H x 35.5 W x 2 - Framed - Year 2018

Path of Experience

Path of Experience

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 24 x 24 x 1.5 in - Year 2018

Misty Coppice

Misty Coppice

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 40 X 35 X 1.5 Year 2018 - SOLD

Thriving Here

Thriving Here

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 12 X 16 X 1.5 - Year 2018 - SOLD

Seeking Light

Seeking Light

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 12 X 16 X 1.5 - Year 2018 - SOLD

Hope on the Horizon

Hope on the Horizon

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 24 X 18 X 1 - Year 2018

New Horizons

New Horizons

Collage and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 16 X 112 X 1.5 - Year 2018

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” --Desmond Tutu

 

My commitment as an Artist is to bring hope and beauty into the world. As I cleaned up the litter on my adopted section of a California scenic highway, amid the food wrappers and alcohol containers, I came across a section of the San Francisco Chronicle. An interesting idea came to mind, to turn newspaper back into trees again.

Would this be reverse recycling? Hence, 'The Tree Chronicles' series was born.

Slender, solid lines of re-used newsprint trees contrast an abstract watercolor background Each piece offers a gentle reminder that if we do not stop trashing the planet, trees will not grow from our garbage in the future. The overall result is an aesthetically alluring composition with a hidden message about protecting our forests.

Protected with two coats of archival varnish, this contemporary piece requires no framing. 

Portraits

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope

Jane Goodall - Graphite and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 16 x 12 x 1.5 in - Year 2017 - Original SOLD

Awaken

Awaken

Portrait of Damien Escobar - Graphite and Watercolor on Paper Mounted Wood Panel - 24 X 30 X 2 - Year 2016

I Am Stronger Than Fear

I Am Stronger Than Fear

Portrait of Malala Yousafzai - Graphite and Watercolor on Wood Panel - 24 X 36 X 2 - Year 2016

Be the Change

Be the Change

Mahatma Gandhi - Graphite and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 16 x 12 x 1 in - Year 2017

Human Nature

Human Nature

Portrait of Marco Parisi - Graphite and Watercolor on Paper Mounted Wood Panel - 30 X 24 X 2 - Year 2015

Babylon

Babylon

Portrait of David Gray - Graphite and Watercolor - 24 X 34 X 2 - Year 2016

The Mountains are Calling

The Mountains are Calling

John Muir - Graphite and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 16 x 12 x 1.5 in - Year 2017

In Memory of A Beautiful Soul

In Memory of A Beautiful Soul

Portrait of Robin Williams - Graphite on Wood Panel 24 X 30 X 2 - Year 2014

Mortal Landscapes

Mortal Landscapes

Graphite and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 24" x 24" x 2" in - Year 2017

Intuition

Intuition

Graphite and Mixed Media on Wood Panel - 24" x 24" x 2" in - Year 2017

Winter Lassie

Winter Lassie

Mixed Media - 12 H x 16 W x 1.5 in - Year 2018 - Original SOLD

Spaces Worth Saving

Spaces Worth Saving

Portrait of Huey Johnson - Watercolor, Pencil and Collaged images of Litter picked up off Sir Francis Drake - Wood Panel - 24 X 36 X 2 - Year 2016

Her Biggest Fan

Her Biggest Fan

Commissioned Portrait - Graphite and Charcoal on Paper - 19 X 25 - Year 2015 - Original SOLD

David, Here and There

David, Here and There

Portrait of David Anderson - Graphite on Wood Panel - 36 X 24 X 1.5 - Year 2014

Her Kiss

Her Kiss

Graphite, Charcoal and Acrylic on Wood Panel - 24 X 24 X 2 -Year 2015 Original SOLD

There is no way for me to verbalize how Escobar's music moves me or how Malala's story instilled me with courage, and how Robin Williams made me laugh... and cry. Drawing people is the best way I know to pay tribute. I work to catch the intensity, concentration or joy in the faces I draw. Finding geometric shapes in everything is essential to my study of natural things. Art, music, books and people that inspire me, easily flow and project into my work. 

These portraits were created primarily with graphite pencils and watercolors on art paper, mounted on a wood panel. I finish each piece with two coats of archival satin varnish providing permanence and a contemporary style that is ready to hang. No glass or glare separates you from the image.

*Commissioned Portraits Available.

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