The Teapot Show III

Tea Leaves III, 2018. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 10x8". I'm honored to be part of this invitational exhibition at The Clay Studio of Missoula. November 2nd -30th. Opening reception, November 2nd, 5:30-9:00 pm.

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News of the World

Dust Storm, 2018. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 30x20". An exhibition of 36 new drawings and paintings at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, Montana. September 28th, 2018 - February 15th, 2019.

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MAC Innovation Award Event

15 November, 2018, 5-7:00pm. A discussion of recent developments in my artistic practice as revealed in "News of the World" at Paris Gibson Square. All are welcome. The Artist's Innovation Award is made possible by the Montana Arts Council, an agency of State Government, through funding from the National Endowment of the Arts.

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Artist's Statement

As a narrative painter my objective is to present the essential elements of a story: a character or two, a sense of place and time, a moment of connection, tension or reflection. I seek figures, symbols and scenarios that are both personally compelling and socially relevant. With careful measures of clarity and ambiguity, I hope to create imaginative space for viewers to bring their own perspectives and experiences into the tale. One of my supreme joys is hearing stories that arise in response to the paintings.

Thematically I am concerned with traditions, stereotypes and myths that shape identity as well as relationships to home and family, to work, community and place. I explore these with equal interest in the actual and the metaphorical, striving always to combine convincing naturalism with provocative symbolism.

Atalanta, 2016. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 16x20". Sold
Atalanta, 2016. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 16x20". Sold
Ravenous, 2010. Oil on canvas, 16x20". Sold
Ravenous, 2010. Oil on canvas, 16x20". Sold