Paintings 2

Brand New Day

 30" x 36", Acrylic on Canvas

The Secret

 38" x 30", Acrylic on Canvas



I created this picture based on some work I did in the hazardous waste industry. It is an amalgam of several experiences I had in removing soil that was heavily contaminated by a variety of substances. 


16" x 20", Acrylic on Canvas


Originally I was inspired by a broiling trip to a nature preserve in mid summer and some photos I had taken the previous winter of ice broken up in a nearby stream during a flood.  Then I wanted to show the contrast of seasons with color and capture how the shift in seasons influences us all.

Spring Equinox

 12" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas


In much of North America the first plant to flower in late winter is the Skunk Cabbage. These plants temporarily generate their own heat in order to melt through the snow and bloom.  I've always considered them the first welcome sign of spring. 

The original has been sold.

Long, Slow Goodbye (to the 20th Century)

 24" x 36", Acrylic on Canvas


Over the course of my life I've found myself in drive-ins on many summer nights. The fact that these symbols of car culture are rapidly vanishing from the landscape is bittersweet.  I wanted to convey the message that even when the world changes, it's always the start of something new.

National Register of Historic Homes 


 16" x 20", Acrylic on Board

This is a nationally registered historic home in Abilene, Texas commissioned in 2014. It is an English Cottage Revival style home built in 1925, originally with a thatched roof.  I wanted to convey the warmth and character of a house that has welcomed generations of people.

Common Era

 16" x 20", Acrylic on Canvas


Down the road from where I grew up, a local farmer discovered a cache of Hopewell age artifacts including several pieces of copper, clay pipes and shells. After contacting some archaeologists at the Ohio Historical Society, his biggest concern became keeping the find quiet in fear that it would be looted and sold before it could be properly investigated and recorded.  The thought that something that ancient and rare could be uncovered and faced with the threat of sale for profit inspired this painting.

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