Radius Gallery

Hairy Woodpecker, 2021. Graphite & oil on panel, 5x7". Holiday Festivities begin in November at Radius Gallery: 120 North Higgins Avenue / Missoula, MT 59802 / (406) 541-7070. info@radiusgallery.com

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Montana Museum of Art & Culture

Halcyon Days, 2012. Oil on art board, 9x12". Selections from the Tim Speyer Collection of Art: 15 October 2021 - 8 January 2022. I'm honored to have work in the Speyer Collection and to appear in this electric show at MMAC on the University of Montana campus in Missoula.

 

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25th Annual Small Works Invitational

Flight, 2021. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 8x10". The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 25th Annual Small Works group show runs 12 November - 30 December, 2021.

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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