Let Your Light Shine

When you look at a piece of art do you know what it represents?  It is the culmination of the artist’s thoughts and feelings and inputs all coming out as an expression.  In the case of “Let Your Light Shine”, I was in internal strife dealing with input I received

Fire and Ice

Of course we all know about the lava flow that created our beautiful islands.  This lava keeps flowing on the Big Island and was in my thoughts as I painted this picture.  I love how the contrast of the excitement on the left is balanced with the calmness on the

Burst 48″ x 60″

When I took this photo, I thought a painting would be amazing.  Especially a very large one.  I also wanted to be very free and throw paint very much as I did when I first started painting the painted bark series.  During the process I felt this expansion and the

V 36″x48″

“V”, a commission for a local doctor.  This painting spoke to me and told me what to paint.  It ended up fitting the type of work performed at the office perfectly.

Proxima B 48″x48″

Proxima B is a newly discovered, roughly Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star that might be habitable.  What does the topography look like?  Is there beautiful blue water?  Shall we pack our bags to Proxima B on board a SpaceX transport?

Layers 24″x48″

Keeping with a happy pallet, this painting highlights the length of the tree.  So many layers, wide range of colors, always changing, always reaching up.

Gum 48″ x 60″

This painting is a representation of Gum wood bark.  Eucalyptus camaldulensis is the most widely distributed eucalyptus species in Australia growing along watercourses throughout the country.  It lines the Murray River for most of its length. The trees are usually 20–35 m high with some over 45 m, with a

Barkology 48″ x 48″

“Barkology”, the study of bark.  In this painting, I focused on detailing and texturing the bark to make it look more 3 dimensional.  This painting was Juried into the Art Kauai Show and highlighted in the Honolulu Star newspaper.

Show Stopper 48″x60″

Show stopper is named for the type of red paint I used in this painting.  So many choices for red paint.  Kandinsky made the point that red is a very important color in paintings since we associate things like blood and fire to the color red.

Platypus 48″x60″

So many of my paintings seem to produce images that we associate with nature or in this case animals.  I’ve had people tell me they see rabbits, frogs and other creatures in my work.  In this case, I see a Platypus.  Do you see it?

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