Birds

In the fall of 1998, after battling a flu for two weeks, I became bedridden and unable to attend to my studio and the large abstract paintings I was working on at the time. While lying in bed, I began watching the birds visiting our backyard garden in Ballard. Having time on my hands, and a gift of a bird identification book, within a few days I was hooked on identifying all the birds that were visiting our little oasis. Once I was well enough to paint again, the first works I created were birds. Within weeks I rapidly departed abstraction and began the work you see on this page.


Baby Seagull


Ink on bristol board. 5 x 7 inches.
Drawn as a 15 yr old in Cincinnati, OH. 1986.
Artist's collection.

Bird #1


Acrylic on canvas. 50 x 30 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in San Jose, CA.

Hummingbird


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Guineafowl


Acrylic on canvas. 34 x 34 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Study for Cattle Egret


Office supplies on folder. 8 x 8 inches.
Drawn in Redmond, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Flicker


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 34 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1999.
Private collection in Edmonton, Alberta.

Hears Hard


Acrylic on linen. 20 x 20 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 2000.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Greenbacks


Acrylic on linen. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 2000.
Private collection in Everett, WA.

Sparrow, Finch, and Black-eyed Seed


Acrylic on linen. 30 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Turkey Vulture


Acrylic on linen. 40 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Collection of Kitsap County 1% for Art.

Seagull on Ferry


Acrylic on linen. 10 x 30 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2002.
Private collection in Xenia, OH.

What's love got to do with it?


Acrylic on artboard. 20 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2003.
Private collection in Ollala, WA.

Two Crows in a Madrona on Magnolia


Acrylic on linen. 32 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2004.
Private commission in Redmond, WA.

So Close, Yet So Far Away


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 36 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Location unknown.

Cattle Egret


Acrylic on linen. 28 x 22 inches.
Remodeled in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Los Angeles, CA.

Scrub Jay


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Over Easy


Acrylic on canvasboard. 20 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Available.

Swallow over the Wenatchee


Oil on canvas. 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Plain, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Breakthrough


Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Artist's collection.

Brown Creeper Remix


Acrylic on canvas. 5 x 8 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Peregrine Falcon Remix


Acrylic on canvas. 5 x 8 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

White-Crowned Sparrow at Dusk


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Smorgasbord


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Crow Couples


Oil on canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2005.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Futile Protest


Oil bar on canvasboard. 22 x 18 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Maui, HI.

The Turkey


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Double Dipper


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Donated to Poncho Art Auction.

The Rednecked Grebe


Acrylic on canvasboard. 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2006.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Creepers


Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

The Night Walkers


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 48 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Private collection in Bremerton, WA.

Americanos


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 20 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Available.

The Flickers


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 24 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2007.
Available.

The Owl


Mixed media on paper. 24 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Available.

Thankful Thomas


Mixed media on masonite. 22 x 28 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Available.

Swamped


Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 12 inches.
Painted in Bremerton, WA. 2008.
Available.

Big Blue


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 36 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2010.
Available.

The Stowaway


Acrylic on canvas. 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2013.
Available.

Tree Topper and Bluebird Corduroy


Acrylic on canvas. 8 x 24 inches each.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2013.
Available.

The Green Warbler


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 12 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2013.
Available.