En Garde!

En Garde! My brother Pat and I were kids in the 1950s. It was a time before computers and cell phones, and for my family, even (mostly) for television. We would not have a TV set at our house until I was in high school. I went to Jim Perlinski’s house most afternoons to watch […]

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Stop and Look

“I love your work, but it wouldn’t work in my house.” I hear some version of this almost every time I exhibit. My response has always been, “How is it that your house is not filled with things you love?” Here’s the trick: Stop thinking of art as decoration. Think of it as art. Would […]

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Who? What? Where?

My work seeks to make the intangible tangible. My models come from notions of the Human Condition: Who are we? What Are we? Where are we going? I use conventions of “realistic” drawing and painting to attempt to render the fluid irrationalities of my own thought processes as though they were concrete reality. I invest […]

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Signals

“Keeper of the Flame” Signals I was about ten years old, playing alone in the yard. All of the other neighborhood kids apparently were reluctant to venture out on a cold Saturday morning that was overcast and wintry, but lacked the attraction of snow. The whole small town seemed deserted, the January air crisp and […]

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Honest Befuddlement

 “Dancing Around the Voids”  About a year ago, I was exhibiting at a wine festival in a small Wyoming town. An hour or so into the event, a man in a cowboy hat and blazer approached, pointed at one of my paintings, and said, “I don’t mean to offend you, but… what IS that?” Now, […]

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“An Artist and His Model”

 “An Artist and Hs Model” pencil on Clayboard, 8″ x 10″     I had been wanting to do this for some time. As I worked on this drawing, for a little more than a week, I would stop every so often to scan it, keeping a record of its progress on the page. I […]

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Reluctant Playmate

“Reluctant Playmate” Thirty-five years ago when we moved into our new house, our neighborhood, newly cut into the prairie, had jackrabbits, meadowlarks, rattlesnakes, and pronghorn antelope galore.  As our street and newer, neighboring developments filled in over the years, the wildlife changed with the landscape.  Now, we have doves, robins, blackbirds, frogs and toads if […]

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Tales Waiting To Be Told

  “Tales Waiting To Be Told”   I have always been a storyteller, and I have always been a drawer. I discovered at age six that I had a talent for drawing, and that began a lifelong quest to “get it right”… to figure out the secret language of drawing that would allow me to […]

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Suite Dreams

This is a series of drawings on the theme of dreaming. The drawings are all in an 8″x 8″ format, and are available as deluxe giclee´prints in a 7″ x 7″ format. I am in the process of turning them into a series of oil paintings.  I call the set “Suite Dreams.” Here are the […]

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Some Early Encounters

Some Early Encounters My parents had a book entitled “Art Treasures of the Louvre,” and a book about Charles M. Russell. These constituted most of my childhood exposure to art, except for the paintings of the local art guild, which I would peruse each summer’s end at the county fair. The book from the Louvre […]

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