This painting was a concept started watching a fox "dance" in the snow. Of course the fox was listening and jumping on a mouse dinner somewhere under the snow. It was fun to watch how high he would jump trying to catch his prey. As this painting shows this little fox is about to jump much higher and be as surprised as much as the mouse he was after very soon. This was a fun painting and story to tell. This original acrylic painting measures a little over three and half feet by 35". Prints will be availablesoon.
This is one of the largest paintings I have every done. Close to five foot wide it features vivid colors and a story to tell. This was based on an earlier smaller version and I wanted to recreate it on a larger scale. It makes it easier to add more detail which is of course something I really like to do. Prints will soon be available for this piece.
This painting was created in response to being snowed in for too long. Spring is here and it is time to ride. I tried to keep this piece as loose as I could and tried not to over paint it with details, which I usually do. I wanted it to have that free and moving feeling and of course lots of yellow and oranges indicating summer fun.
This is pencil sketch I have had for some time and have wanted to make a painting from this rendering. I like the look of this as a sketch and that is probably why I have had a hard time turning it into a whole new look by putting it to canvas and adding color.
The fondest memories most people have are not always about the “big event” but the normal everyday experiences that lead up to it. As an artist my intent is to visually capture a memory and convey it. A walk, a place, a person a workplace, a gift, a meal, all little things but they are part of every ones personal life mosaic.
Each piece I produce incorporates a unique story behind its creation and each story is connected to other stories waiting to be shared and painted. That is why a lot of my work involves a series of pieces that are connected. As they are produced they unfold to tell a bigger story.
These stories are the very essence of what I paint and they continue to drive me to want to paint art that connects emotionally.
To have an impact the piece should evoke a memory, an emotion something to be lived over every time you view the art. If my work can do this than I know it is a success and a meaningful piece.