Potsketch Auction

Art Historical Potsketch: Cassatt, 2021. Graphite & oil on panel, 5x5". The Clay Studio of Missoula. April 2-24. Live Stream Event, Saturday, 24 April. Online bidding starts Friday, April 2nd. 1106 Hawthrorne Street. (406) 543-0509 www.theclaystudioofmissoula.org

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ZACC Benefit Auction

Poised, 2020. Graphite & oil on art board, 5x7". Zootown Arts Community Center benefit. Opening and online bidding begins May 7th. The auction will take place at Tenspoon Winery on May 22nd. Selected works will be on view at ZACC, 216 West Main Street. (406) 549-7555. zootownarts.org

 

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Small Works

Messenger II, 2019. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 14x11". The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This holiday show runs 9 November - 24 December, 2020.

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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.

Higher Ground, 2018. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 16x20". Sold
Higher Ground, 2018. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 16x20". Sold
Dreamer, 2019. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 18x24". Sold
Dreamer, 2019. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 18x24". Sold