Try, Try Again

Art should keep us continually learning. We must push beyond what we know in order to exceed what we thought was possible. On a hunch, you push your art in a direction you hadn’t anticipated, to the point it surpasses your own skill. From there, you must draw...

Beneath the Surface

I have been using unorthodox texture in my paintings for a long time now. What began with rocks from my school’s parking lot tossed across my canvas transformed into a whole world of paintings littered with pine needles, bobby pins, and coffee grounds. I...

The Sidewalks

Most of the textures created on my canvases come from observing the sidewalk. I remember as a kid taking barefoot walks around the block in Laguna Niguel. The warm asphalt gave under each step in the hot sun. The sidewalks there were smooth and even, but I still...

Blemishes

For a short time I had a mentor in Flagstaff. His advice is ever present in my work. He taught me more about presentation, professionalism, craftsmanship, and art criticism than anyone else. He devoted hours to helping me find direction in my work. This mentor came to...