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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!



Good Morning to all. Wanted to get this blog out since I have some exciting news to share. First off this is my latest painting Canyon Mist. Painting is 13x25 oil framed. This is one of the last paintings I completed for my show next month in Scottsdale Arizona at the Faust Gallery. I have worked with this gallery since 2020 and Bill Faust  and his staff have really helped me so much with my Western Art. Thank you Bill and your Staff.

 The news is that I will be doing a show that opens March 17, 2022 in the Faust Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona. Also the March Issue of Western Art Collector Magazine has a article about my art and show. Included in the article are 4 of my paintings for this show. Show title is "Chasing Shadows". I have 12 paintings for the show. The show represents paintings for Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. In 2019 I made a trip to this area. It included  the Grand Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs, Marble Canyon, Red Mesa Arizona and Capitol Reef in Southern Utah.  I will be present for the show opening. If you are in Scottsdale or the area please stop by. 

  Thats it for now. Once I have a copy of the magazine article I will put it on facebook. Thanks and have a great week. See ya!

Good Morning to all. Been a few months since my last Blog so lets dig right in.

Painting I have attached is Marble Canyon Shadows. This was based on a photo I took in 2019 on a trip to Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. I wanted this painting to show depth and perspective with a simple color palette. Painting is 24x36 oil on canvas unframed. 

 I recently sent this painting along with Canyon Shadows to the Faust Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona. We are planning on a show in the Gallery March 17, 2022 which will run for 2 weeks. I still am in the process of completing additional paintings so it has kept me quite busy. Advertisement for this show will be coming out in a magazine titled " Western Art Collector". Once I have the information I will provide it on my blog. 

 My blogs seem to be few and far between as of late. I hope to improve on that in 2022. 

Have a great week and see everyone again soon.

Good Afternoon to everyone, I am getting this Blog out before the end of October. Lot of rain today and wind but it is clearing now and we should get a taste of cool weather finally this weekend. 

Red Mesa Morning is my latest painting. This is a 11x21 oil on a gallery canvas framed. The mesa is one I have painted numerous times over the last two years but I wanted to use a minimalism approach to this painting. My paintings have leaned more to minimalism over the last two years. I enjoy painting this way. Simplfying the shapes and angles of Western mesa an mountains is really a fun way to paint, I will continue to paint this way but drop some realism in from time to time., I am offering this painting for sale  framed and with free shipping. If you are interested please message me on Facebook or Instagram. These are the only social media sites I use.  The show at the Ridge Art Assocation in WInter Haven is wrapping up very soon. The gallery is open during the week but check the hours before you go. This is the annual members show. I have 3 paintings in the exhibit.

 I am getting ready to show my art again in Scottsdale Az at the Faust Gallery after the first of the year. I will provided some exciting information I am working on as week get closer to the show date. I think it should be fun and informative. 

 Thats all for this blog. See you again soon and take care. 

Good Morning:

It has been a while since I i did a blog. I am back at it today, I have been painting pretty much straight all summer and into the fall. Painting less it seems and taking more time to complete them. Maybe its a old guy thing. 

This painting I started the first week of September and finished it over the past weekend. It is from an old photo of the Grand Canyon. I was facinated by the morning shadows that were so quickly changing as I stood there and took pictures. I also minimized the shapes to interpret the shadows better. Shadows also have their own color changes and some are deeper darks then others. I wanted that in this painting, Canyon Shadows is 24x36 oil on canvas unframed.  I hope to show this locally in January and then it will go out West to a gallery. 

 Uodates locally. I have art currently at the Ridge Art Association show called Transformation. So happy to have 3 paintings in this show. Western Art in Florida is not seen to much. One piece received a honorable mention award. Also have a piece in the Haines City Show at City Hall by Ridge Art Association. that won a award of Excellence. That show will hang for the year

until next September 2022. Thank you for these awards. 

 Out West in Arizona I have art At the Faust Gallery  Scottsdale AZ. and in the Faust Gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico. I am very blessed to continue to be able to show my art locally and out West. 

 I planned a new trip out West this fall but things change and I didnt go . New trip maybe in spring of 2022. Stay Tuned. 

 Ok that wraps this blog up. I will try to be a little more frequent in the coming months. Take care and See ya!

Good Morning: Wanted to get a blog in before the end of month but missed it. 

so getting it in today. have three new paintings that I worked on during the month of May. All of them were from photos of my last trip out West. Thinking that a new trip will happen by the end of the year to update photo file.

 This painting is titled Teasdale Utah and the formation was right outside of town. Shadows were perfect for painting and it worked out well, Other two paintings are titled Coal Mine Canyon and High Plains Storm.  If you want to see them go to website for latest work. Coal Mine Canyon is a area near Tuba City Arizona. Spectacular colors in this canyon. One of my favorite places. High Plains Storm is a representation painting of a area near Capitol Reef and Storm was a creation of some photos tied together. Over all I am very happy the way these turned out. 

 On my shows that I am doing. Paintings are now at Faust Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico for the summer season. I have been give a area to display about 7 paintings. Locally I am entering RPFunding show and High Plains Storm will be entered in the show. 

 Bout it. Summer is here so will paint but also get some R&R in when I can so Blogs cut be less. Have a great week and see ya.

Good Afternoon

I was looking back on my blogs and see the last time I had a blog was in March. 

So it is good to put one out again.

 WIder Open Skies is an additional open spaces series I started earlier in the

year. This painting is referenced for the Four Corners Area of Arizona where Monument Valley is. I really like this area of Arizona and Utah. I have used this area for other paintings also recently. The painting is 16x20 oil on a linen panel. I am trying to work with linen either in canvas or panels. I find the smoothness and texture for oils is really very good compared to a standard cotton canvas. This painting will be going to the Faust Gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico later this month. The gallery is providing me a wall space for my art and I really am excited about that. The Faust Gallery has really promoted my art in Scottsdale Arizona and Santa Fe New Mexico. Thanks Bill so much.. I was really pleased with the Winter season in Scottsdale  with the Faust Gallery because they sold four of my painting. I am currently working on more paintings for Santa Fe with its summer season starting later this month. It should be much better now that the pandemic is slowing down and people are getting vaccinated. Looking foreward to possibly going to the Gallery in July. 

  I am not really doing any art locally. Southwest art in Florida seems odd to show so I will continue working out West for most of the remainder of the year with some shows and the Faust Gallery. I am planning a trip West so that will be fun also. 

 Well thats all for this blog. Enjoy the Mothers Day Weekend and will see you soon.