2021 Collection

Welcome to my 2021 Collection. This year I elected to broaden my scope of interests in order to learn more about who I am as both and artist and person. I was able to wax nostalgic with Superkicks. I became hyper-observant with Biota. I was self-reflective with Birds. I pushed scale and design with Owls 2.0. I was expressive with Frog 2.0. And towards the end of the year, sprinted into the future via my new animated paintings and NFTs. It has been a huge year for my development and my practice. Please join me in enjoying the outcome.

Animated Paintings as NFTs

Animating my paintings and being able to share them was a dream of mine that had been on the back burner since 2003, when I made the original gif for Eternal Counting. This fall I studied the blockchain and NFTs and learned there was a viable way to sell these animations to collectors now. In addition to my first three animated works below, which were all made into NFTs, I have many new works slated for gallery shows and online curated exhibits next year. This is the latest and greatest extension of my work so I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

A painting of a valley looking out at the hills comes to life as a painted cyclist speeds by and fades into the distance.

Breakaway


Original 1995: Acrylic on panel. 48 x 24 inches. Sold.
Animation: 1920 x 1080 pixels. Unique NFT available.
View NFT on OpenSea.io
A painting of eleven owls of varying species comes to life as the owls begin winking at us and each other.

Blinking Owls


Original 2020: Acrylic on canvas. 18 x 24 inches. Sold.
Animation: 600 x 714 pixels. Unique NFT Sold.
View NFT on Mintable
A painting of a yellow sky with starlings swirling comes to life.

Eternal Counting


Original 2003: Acrylic on linen. 72 x 66 inches. Not for sale.
Animation: 400 x 365 pixels. Unique NFT available.
View NFT on OpenSea.io

Birds

This new work uncovers a secret world in the minds and souls of my birds. Subtlety was set aside for blatantly placed clues of contemporary human events related to wins and loses, struggles and successes.

A giant pacific octopus takes a bald eagle down under water.

2020


Acrylic on linen. 36 x 36 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A blurry human holds a starling that is colored like a bald eagle.

Bald Starling


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
You have a bird's eye view of the smoke covering the coast of Santa Barbara during the 2021 Alisal wildfire.

Hidden Pelicans (Coast)


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A steller's jay is interwoven with graphics and symbols including four earth-colored glass globes of which two it stands on.

Steller


Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A mourning dove has overdosed on Fentanyl.

Sackler's Dove


Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A bird transitions from street thug to army sergeant.

Creed


Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A disc golfing bird stands guard as discs fly by it.

Birdie Patrol


Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A wealthy owl commissions fake plant life to hide his rocket collection from the crows.

Skyparian


Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 60 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A curious owl is almost submerged in current events.

Gregarian


Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 60 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.

fROG 2.0

This series is all about the heroes, villains, and jesters that dominate our attention these days.

Abstract painting of man taking a selfie

Selfie Shtick


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 30 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
Abstract portrait of a conspiracy theorist

Lie Lover


Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
Abstract portrait of Donald Trump losing his mind trying to lie more than he already does

Hearing Voices


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 30 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
Abstract portrait of a Tik Tokker dancing in his grandma's dining room, with a Walt Kuhn clown painting on the wall.

The Tik Tokker after Walt Kuhn


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.

Biota

Despite it being very early for me to share a new development in my work, I loved the results pf these plants so much, I just had to share...

A stylized macro view of a lanceolata flower

Buckhorn 1


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A stylized macro view of a lanceolata flower

Buckhorn 2


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A set of stylized yellow roses.

Yellow Blooms


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 30 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A set of stylized red roses.

Red Blooms


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 30 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.

Superkicks

This nostalgic series aims to reframe historic moments in sports and pop culture where the performer's elevated their sponsor's brand to a new level of cultural relevance. Beyond the shoes, these paintings leave the historic stage nearly devoid of detail for us to refill in with our own memories of the moments and performers.

Each of these paintings have stories related to why they impacted myself and others as athletes, artists, and fans. For instance, it was seeing Joan Benoit Samuelson win the first Women's Olympic Marathon in LA in 1984 that motivated me to learn more about the sport and in turn launch a 35 year running career myself. The story behind her performance is one of lore for you to learn about at your leisure. I'll be sharing a painting dedicated to the moment she entered the stadium on her way to making history.

A zoomed in painting of the back heel perspective of one of Run DMC as they perform on stage.

My Adidas


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A cropped painting of Joan Benoit Samuelson winning the inaugural Olympic Women's Marathon in 1984 in Los Angeles. The view shows a single out-flexed leg and shoe.

Joan Benoit Samuelson LA '84


Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A cropped painting of Lindsey Vonn's right ski as she turns an icy corner at high speed.

Lindsey Vonn


Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A zoomed in painting of Michael Jordan's iconic shoe as he flies over us.

Big Air


Acrylic on canvas. 36 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.
A zoomed in painting of Marshawn Lynch's shoe as he runs the famous Beast Quake against the New Orleans Saints.

Beast Quake


Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 48 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Original available.