Sunday, September 19, 2010

This painting is called Fragmentary Blue and is currently on display at the Artist Eye Laguna Gallery. It has been the eye catcher that pulls many in to view from all sides. I was asked yesterday what I was feeling when I was working on this painting and the reason for the title. I was actually working on five paintings, at the same time, for the Wyndham Hotel in OC. There were no special moments of pain or struggle, I was not filled with great joy or excitement, just simply doing what comes natural as I layer and experiment.

Simplicity is best described by not over thinking to find depth of meaning, just enjoy the beauty.

Every sunset is beautiful, and yet if we try to figure out the meaning or how God makes them happen, we lose the enjoyment of what is ours to behold.

Fragmentary Blue was the title given by my wonderful wife Adda, a Robert Frost fan, and so it comes from the title of one of his poems, like many of my paintings.

Fragmentary Blue
Why make so much of fragmentary blue
In here and there a bird, or butterfly,
Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,
When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?

Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet)--
Though some savants make earth include the sky;
And blue so far above us comes so high,
It only gives our wish for blue a whet.

Robert Frost

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


As every new year begins, we reflect on where we have been, and look forward to where we are headed. Tonight is the eve of my flight to New York where I will be celebrating my debut on Thursday night. I never even imagined, at the beginning of 2009, that I would be showing my paintings in New York. As a matter of fact, Laguna was just as much a surprise to me as this New York thing. Last year I had no game plan and was not even publicly selling my paintings. I had some sales to clients and family but was unknown to people outside of my world.
Since May of 2009 I have now sold over twenty paintings and now have clients in other states. With the opening in New York I will have work on both coasts of our great country. What a wonderful blessing it is to be in the hands of God, using His talents to create works of art that, I hope, reflect His beauty grace and love. I stand in awe, filled with tears of joy, at the hope of what tomorrow brings. May He touch lives through the simplicity of my art and life!