Taking Measure - Plein Air India Ink & Water Color in San Francisco, Spanning Covid
Jazz & Addiction Oil Paintings and Charcoal Studies
Clowns & Strong'men' A Study of Vintage Satirical Influence
This series was largely created in 2018 with the focus to study how depictions of culture outsiders drew attention to nuanced issues within a society. These scenes were selected for their subtle challenges to conventional perspective/paradigms of a cast-type/persona.
Two of the paintings were juried and then published by American Art publication. They have not otherwise been shown to the public.
Most are 2 x2 / 2×4 ft, with the last one being, approx. 4 x 3.5 ft.
Performers A Series of Abstract-Realism Vintage Performers in Oil Medium
The size of the tall paintings are 2’x4′, Mischeif is 2’x3′, and the others are 2’x2′. Each one is painted on a hand made, artist standard boxed wooden panel. They were created from 2016 to 2017. The series has shown twice, once in a restaurant in Noe Valley, San Francisco, and the other through ArtSpan at the Mission Bowling Club in San Francisco. Please read below the sketches for a statement about the intention of the work.
Pricing ranges from $1600-2500.oo. The piece, ‘Death Defying’ has been sold. Please use the Contact Page to Inquire.
Original Ink Sketching, Inspiration for Performers Oil Paintings
The concept originated as a study of the personalities of vintage performance artists from the late 1880’s through the 1920’s. The idea that this, largely immigrant group would put on a ‘face’ to transport the audience away from themselves and into the fantastic was a timeless theme we could empathize with and reflect upon.
One subject of the sketch series was changed and the beginning of a color mood was chosen for the paintings.
The size is 8″x10″ and the prices are from 250-400.00.