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Good afternoon. Thought I would share a new painting and information on my next gallery show in Scottsdale Arizona. This painting is titled Organ Mountains New Mexico. It is a 12x24 oil on a linen panel. These 

mountains are Near Las Cruces, New Mexico, and it is so well remembered in my years growing up in Texas. Trips to New Mexico often happened so it was fun to paint this.

  I have some exciting news. I am in the latest Issue of Western Art and Architecture Magazine,  Feb-Mar issue. The magazine has a column called Illuminations that writes about  Western Artists. They  contacted me in late December and wrote the article after a interview.. I have seen the on line article but not the hard copy magazine yet. Check newstands in February for the magazine. 

 Also my next show will be in Scottsdale Arizona at the Faust Gallery. The show Opens March 9 and runs until March 23, 2023. A number of new paintings will be in this show. Thanks so much  to the Faust Gallery that has supported me for the last 3 years.  For local people who follow me, it is a far trip to the show, but I will provide photos from the show on opening night on my March Blog.

 Last I did enter some paintings in the Annual Show at the Ridge Art Assocition in Winter Haven Florida. The Reception is tomorrow January 21, at 6 PM. I will be there . That's it. Take care and see y'a! 

 

  

 

 




Good afternoon. Wanted to get a blog out since it has been a bit. Trying to get my paintings ready for a March show. Hoping to have 7 new ones to show in Scottsdale. Red Mesa Afternoon Blowup is a small oil painting 13x21 framed. This painting was again  utlilizing  Red Mesa AZ as a reference. I believe I have now painted this mesa 10 times in all types of weather and at all times of the day. That's ok because the mesa continue to show nature can always be  different and ever changing. The skies contrast in the distance is providing a heavy downpour. Looking at the forground we see still see a hot surface of the desert lacking a sudden wetness that would refresh the enviornment. Nature at its best as always. Art should always tell a story. Just enough drama to hook the viewer. A afternoon blowup in a arid landscape. Good stuff!

  As far as local work, I am planning on entering a show in Winter Haven at the Ridge Art Gallery in January. My painting pace is slower now with holiday visits and  family visits planned. Actually a Ad for my work and for the Gallery that supports me, Faust Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona  and Santa Fe New Mexico  will be in a issue of Western Art Collector Magazine. The ad  is premoting my show in March. Pick up a copy at your local news stand. All for now. Have a good week and I will catch you hopefully sooner with another blog on my Contemporary Western Art. See Ya!




Thought I would get a blog out before th end of October. Lots of updates to share. First the show in Santa Fe went  really well. I have sold 5 paintings from the show so I am real happy about that. This painting is Arizona Moods. It is a 24x24 oil. This painting  will be in a show-in Scottsdale at the Faust Gallery in March of 2023. Last if you hurry I currently  have 3 paintings hanging at the Ridge Art Gallery for their latest show. Show only will be up for a short time. That's it. I will blog again when more paintings are complete an new information is available. Thanks and see ya.









Good Morning

Wanted to get a short blog out today. I have a show opening this Friday May 17th at the Faust Gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico. Lot of new paintings I did from the spring through the summer. I hope if you are in the area please stop by and say hello to Bill Faust and Michael. Hours for the show is 5-8 PM.

 These two paintings I just completed. First is Canyon Storm. It is the last of my Canyon Series that I started in 2020. I really have enjoyed these paintings and bringing to life the great Canyon areas of the Southwest. 

 2nd painting is Arroyo New Mexico. This painting is a larger version of Arroyo that I painted in 2019. Always loved New Mexico for its beauty and arroyos and washes so I wanted to improve on the original. 3rd time is the charm since I also did a 6x6 of this painting in 2019 also. 

  That is about it. I do have some paintings to go into the members show that opens in Octoberat the Ridge Art Association. Stay tuned to that, THat my update. Have a great week and see ya








Good morning and hope all are doing well. I wanted to get this blog out while I had time. I have been busy painting and getting ready for a show in Santa Fe New Mexico in September. I have done 6 new paintings for the show. These 3 are my most recent paintings.  My style is changing some what. I still enjoy the realist point of painting and I am doing that type from time to time. I am  enjoying the minimalist approach to art. Reducing images to shapes and angles and parallel lines elongated across the painting. My palette has been also reduced. 

It is a new direction and we will see how it evolves. 

 The Show in Santa Fe opens September 15th at the Faust Gallery. I am excited for this show and the time and energy the Faust Gallery is putting into all of my shows. Thank you Bill Faust. Also I will have some work in the Black and White show at the Ridge Art Association show this month and its Members show later this year.

 That's my summer so far. Hope yours is going well.  Will try to have another blog soon. Take care and see ya.

 

 

 





Good Morning and hope everyone is doing well. Today is May 7th Mothers Day Weekend. May Faire by the Lake here in Lakealand this weekend so I will be going to that. Looks like great weather and hopefully not to hot. 

 This is my newest painting titled Monument Skies. It is 19 x37 oil Framed. I have been on a Monument Valley  kick lately. I referenced this painting with some of the Sandstone Buttes and Mesas at the Monument Valley Navajo Tribual Park. I just enjoy the wide sweeping skies and openess this park provides.. The drive to this area is about 320 miles from Phoenix Arizona so it is a good drive if you want to take it. 

 Working on a show in Santa Fe later this year. Will let all know when it is and more information when I get it. 

Hope everyone has a great Mothers Day weekend.. Take care and see ya. 

 




Good morning gret day here in Lakeland Florida. This is my latest painting Monument Morning a 36x36 oil on linen. I am really happy with this painting. It trully shows the expanse and largeness of Monument Valley in Northern Arizona. I will be doing a show at the Faust Gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico this summer  and this will be one of the main paintings in the show. Speaking of shows my show in Scottsdale Arizona  last month went really well. A good response to my art and selling 5 Paintings to collectors really made my trip woth while.  Art will be up in gallery until April 17th. Thanks so much to the Faust Gallery in Scottsdale for the promotional work and great presentation. You guys rock Bill and Michael. 

 That is pretty much a wrap. Not doing any local shows till maybe Aviation in Winter Haven. Possibly some others. Stay tuned. 

Have a blessed week. See ya!



 

Good Morning to all. I wanted to get this latest painting up on my website. Titled Arizona Palette 12x36 oil on a gallery canvas. I thought about this painting for a bit and what I wanted to paint is a palette that serves Arizona well in color. Also the shapes from top to bottom have the character of the mesa, buttes and clouds. I continued with parallel shapes to creat distance and perspective in this painting. Simple and minimalist it creates to the eye and viewer  the essence of a Arizona evening palette of color and shapes. 

 Also the Latest edition of Western Art Collector March Issue #175 is currently available on news and book store stands. On Page 126 is an article about my art and show at the Faust Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona running from March 17-April 17 2022 Title of Show is Chasing Shadows. There should be around 14 paintings in this show. I am very humbled to have this opportunity of which started in 2019 on my trip to Arizona and Utah. Thanks to Faust Gallery and Western Art Collector Magazine for helping out on this endeavor.

That's it!  Have a great blessed week and see ya!