Glacier Lily, 2022. Graphite & oil on art board, 10x8". Exhibition: March 3rd - 30th, 2023 with a reception on March 3rd. Zootown Arts 11th Annual Mini Auction will take place on Saturday, April 1st. Visit the show at 216 West Main in Missoula. For more tickets or more information call 406.549.7555 or follow the link to ZACC.
Studies from the Figure
Paris Gibson Square Museum Auction
Written on Water, 2022. Graphite & oil on wood panel, 11x17". Exhibition: March 31st - May 11th at Paris Gibson Square, 1400 First Avenue North, Great Falls, Montana. The Silent Auction begins on May 11th. The live auction will take place on Friday, May 12th at Meadowlark Country Club. For tickets or more information, call 406.727.8255 or follow the link.
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.