Kaleidoscope: Infinite Perspectives

Against the Current II, 2022. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 16x20". Missoula Art Museum's Benefit Auction. The exhibition runs 5 January -2 February, 2024. Gala Auction: Saturday, February 3rd. To view the art work in person, visit MAM at 335 North Pattee in Missoula. Online: missoulaartmuseum.org/annual-auction 406.728.0447 for more information.

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Summer Exhibition

Solitary Curlew, 2023. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 16x20". This group exhibition opens in July at Art Spirit. The Art Spirit Gallery is located at 415 Sherman Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. For more information, visit their website or call 208.765.6006.

 

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Sustenance

Dark Copse, 2023. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 8x10". Solo Exhibition at Radius Gallery, opening 5 April and continuing through 11 May, 2024.: 120 North Higgins Avenue in Missoula. For more information, visit the website, call 406.541.7070 or email info@radiusgallery.com

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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.

Gathering Storm, 2021. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 24x36" Sold
Gathering Storm, 2021. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 24x36" Sold
Ravenous, 2010. Oil on canvas, 16x20". Sold
Ravenous, 2010. Oil on canvas, 16x20". Sold