Birds

The purpose of my art is to inspire us to collectively develop a deeper admiration and curiosity for our natural world. My bird paintings are infused with passion, delight, and playfulness. I stage familiar bird species to tell stories of their lives that are metaphors for our own.

Silhouettes in Flight

Seeing a bird from below as it flies, silhouetted against the sky above, is a memorable impression that we adapt to at a very young age. In an attempt to reconnect us with nature, I've created these paintings as a way to blend our own lives with that of the birds via metaphoric and lyrical representations of common occurrences.

A flock of Canadian geese in v formation are migrating from left to right on the canvas.

Migration


Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 40 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2020.
Original available for 1,250 USD.
Two crows are going on about their day on the edge of the woods, as a third crow takes off upwardly.

Day in the Woods


Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 40 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2020.
Private Collection in Seattle Washington.
A murmuration of starlings fly in an infinite looping pattern in the sky.

Infinite Flight


Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 36 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2020.
Original available for 1,750 USD.

Diversity of Owls

These paintings celebrate diversity by posing a variety of owl species in close proximity to each other on the same canvas, as if in audience of the world outside of their own. The predominate color of the series draws from the indigo hues of late dusk and early dawn when owls are most active.

Six owls.

Party of Six


Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 20 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2020.
Original available for 375 USD.
Six owls.

Rapt Audience


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 24 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2020.
Original available for 475 USD.
Eleven owls.

Eleven Indigo Owls


Acrylic on canvas. 18 x 24 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2020.
Private collection in Sedro Woolley, WA.

Eagles of Skagit River

This series of paintings were inspired by my visits to the town of Marblemount, Washington during the annual bald eagle migration in January. The cold, blustery, and foggy landscape of winter on the upper Skagit River silhouettes the trees and birds in a photographic manner in these works.

Painting titled Fork, that shows two bald eagles in a tree at the fork of a river. Their ability to eat, or not, is also a determinant of how easily we can eat the same source of food. This painting asks, is the environment healthy?

Fork


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 36 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2019.
Original available for 700 USD.
A golden eagle blends in with the dead post of a tree it's perched on.

Solo


Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 36 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2019.
Private collection in Skagit County, WA.
A bald eagle waits in a barren tree in the white sky of winter

Waiter


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2019.
Private Collection in Sedro Woolley, WA.
Where most would see emptiness, a bald eagle awaits in a tree to claim its prize.

Optimist


Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 36 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2019.
Private Collection in Mt. Vernon, WA.

Roosterdoos

One of the biggest changes from living in a condo in downtown Seattle, has been raising 11 orphaned chickens. Chickens were domesticated approximately 8,000 years ago in Asia and have an acute awareness of their surroundings. They can sense helpful versus harmful intent. Once re-socialized on the farm, their individual characters begin to shine back through. In daily life, chickens are a bit done up and obnoxiously engaging. These paintings celebrate their funky colors and borderline unbearable personalities.

An exaggerated view of a rooster and its id.

Roosterdoo 1


Acrylic on linen. 24 x 84 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2019.
Original available for 2,000 USD.
An exaggerated view of a rooster and its id.

Roosterdoo 2


Acrylic on linen. 24 x 84 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2019.
Original available for 2,000 USD.
An exaggerated view of a rooster and its id.

Roosterdoo 3


Acrylic on linen. 24 x 84 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2019.
Original available for 2,000 USD.

Studio Selections

This collection of paintings highlight a variety of recent singular works from my studios in Skagit and Seattle. Each piece shown here, has its own power as an individual painting, but given time, I could certainly see myself growing the ideas into their own series.

Apt Protest

Apt Protest


Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 20 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2018.
Original available for 700 USD.

Big Blue


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 36 inches.
Painted in Seattle, WA. 2010.
Original available for 2,000 USD.

Robin Memories (Triptych)


Acrylic on canvas. Two 12 x 12 inches, and 16 x 20 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2020.
Original set available for 800 USD.