Biota

The abstraction of pure paint blooms into patterns taken directly from nature. The behavior of one plant is hybridized with the colors or structure of another. This ability to graft oneself to another and reinvent oneself is endearing and one of nature's endless pursuits.

A stylized macro view of a lanceolata flower

Buckhorn


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

Yellow Blooms


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

Red Blooms


Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 30 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2021.
Cooper family collection.

Superkicks

Reframed 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.

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.
Palliser family collection in Seattle, WA.
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.

fROG 2.0

These works unlock another side of my art, where I get to take on thoughts and observations in a gestural yet objective manner. The intent is to create a pure experience that is 100% relatable to the subject, but also devoid of many details. By editing the work down to extreme stylized elements these pieces take on a new place in the painting continuum. The suspension between abstraction and story is where this work tends to surf along merrily.

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.

Empathy Mirrors

Many people refer to these young women as heroes. However, I created the Empathy Mirrors series to offer an alternate take on who the hero could be. I propose that Malala, Greta, Emma, and others like them need help and support. Via seeing our own reflections, expanded in size via the convex mirrors, we become larger than life. You and I, with our access, influence, and empathy become the needed heroes to answer their calls.

Malala.

Literacy


Diluted acrylics, remnant wood, and repurposed mirror. 44 x 44 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2019.
Original available.
Greta.

Climate


Diluted acrylics, remnant wood, and repurposed mirror. 44 x 44 inches.
Painted in Day Creek, WA. 2019.
Original available.

PowerPoint Mountains

These fully scalable digital artworks were created using only PowerPoint and a mouse. After creating many of these, I have begun to develop a style for how I render rock, vegetation, and water with the mouse and crude drawing tools of PowerPoint. Instead of trying to make these look like my paintings or other work, I decided to let these digital drawings do whatever they needed to do to express how these different locations and moments made me feel as both an artist and a mountain athlete.


Mt. Baker from North Fork


PowerPoint slide.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2016.
Custom prints available.

Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier


PowerPoint slide.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2016.
Custom prints available.

Kaawaa Valley in Oahu


PowerPoint slide.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2016.
Custom prints available.

Aspen Trail in Santa Fe


PowerPoint slide.
Created in Seattle, WA. 2016.
Custom prints available.

fROG

fROG is the alias I painted under from 1992-1999. It was a nickname given to me in my Army days that I used in college and into my late 20's. After I concluded my illustrative Adidas Babies Series in 1996, I found myself enjoying painting more gesturally and loose. I was super busy at the time between bike racing and work, so most of the paintings from 1996-1999 are on cardboard and scraps that I grabbed from recycle bins.


The Raft


Acrylic on J. Crew shirt box, 26 x 16 in.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1997.
Original available.

Alpha Bet


Mixed media on Dell box, 24 x 36 in.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1997.
Original available.

March


Mixed media on Dell box, 24 x 40 in.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1997.
Original available.

Abstract #11


Acrylic on cardboard, 60 x 30 in.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1997.
Original available.

Abstract #13


Acrylic on linen, 40 x 24 in.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1998.
Original available.
Abstract, red, white, and dark blue, landscape painting with fish and avian shapes that intertwine in an overall angle across the canvas.

Neither Fish Nor Fowl


Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 34 in.
Painted in Ballard, WA. 1998.
Original available.