Thanks to everyone who came out to the Small Treasures show at Archival Framing in December. I showed some new pieces, and I think they are a step forward for me. I'm starting to see the potential of my screenprints on plexiglass, and the direction I hope to take my work with mixed media.
Archival Framing - Oct. 2012
Thanks to everyone who came out and saw the October 2012 show at Archival! It was inspiring. Here's my work at the show.
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Happy New Year, 2013!

I've been working on some exciting new pieces. One of them, "No Job Too Big", is part 2 of my "No Job Too Small". I'm using screenprints and spray paint on 18"x24" pieces of plexiglass and steel. I took a break from that and made a smaller, simpler piece. It's 10"x10"x2.5" and it's made from 3 layers of plexiglass, which are spaced apart. It's a one color screenprint with spray painted squares on each layer.

The larger piece is looking good so far and should be done in the next few weeks. Details and photos and more ideas to come!
New Pieces finished!

"No Job Too Big" is done. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It has great depth and I love the way the spray painted colors look next to the screen printed colors. The drop shadow turned out especially nice. It's a continuation of "No Job Too Big" but in this piece, the tables have turned...the insect is in control!

I also finished a piece that I've been working on for a while called "Girl 24". It's a picture of Queen Victoria that combines wood and plexiglass in a new way for me. I think this one has a nice mixture of classic and modern elements. It also has good depth with the 1/4" plexiglass sitting about 1" off the wood.

So, I feel I'm starting this year off with good momentum and focus, and I have more new pieces in the works. Keep checking back for the latest!

Click the images for a closer look...
November 2012
December 2012
January 2013
February 2013
March 2013

I'm working on a series called "Transitions". Here are the first three pieces. They are 18"x24"x3" and are screenprints and mixed media on layered plexiglass. I'm not sure how many I will make, but I like the thought of a couple more of them. I'll have pics for the gallery and more info soon.

Thanks for looking!
April 2013
No Going Back

These Transition pictures have affected me personally and artistically. All my life I've had trouble transitioning. Everyday things like day to night, awake to asleep, leaving my house or work to driving, being alone to being social or intimate, all these things create stress and keep me wondering what is really happening and why. Learning to transition from one state of mind to another is something I will need to work on the rest of my life. However, in the process of making these pictures, I realized it's not so much about knowing where the change will end up, but about making the best of the transition and enjoying the process of change. These pictures also allowed me to see my work in layers and color like never before. I'm using lightboxes behind the plexiglass and it's hepled to create images I never could have imagined.

I think this is a turning point/transition in my work that will change my ideas about my art and life, and this time I welcome the change.
Transitions ~ Floaters
May 2013
I recently developed an eye floater...I thought a gnat was flying in front of me until it kept moving with my eye. It's strange getting used to it.

Oh well, another transition for me. It's possible it influenced these pictures. It is a wispy, dark shape that kinda glows.

These are 18"x24", and made from lightboxes, screenprints, and spray paint.

Click an image for a closer look!
June 2013
More Floaters...
I've been experimenting with the Floater pics. I'm using layers of semi-transparent plastics and spray paint to achieve the colors behind the screenprints. One of these pieces will be in the KVIE ART AUCTION in September.

Also, I'm really excited about the new lightbox pieces I'm working on...I can't wait to see them come to life!

During these experiments, I somehow made two lightbox pics with spray paint and layered plastic only, no screen prints.

They have a serene, calming quality that I really like. I will definitely explore this idea more down the road.

I like the simple combination of color and shape.

July 2013
New Pieces Finished !
It's been a busy month. I made 2 lightboxes, 2 pieces on plexi with copper backgrounds and a piece with 12 different screenprints on 4 layers of plexi. The lightboxes turned out nice, they have a soft glow that I really like. The copper pieces are neat, because as you move around them, the shadows from the screenprints change. The smaller piece has a real 3-dimensional look and I like the how the colors turned out. One of the lightboxes will be in the 30 Artists/30 Years exhibit at Archival Framing in August.
In the Now
August 2013
Lots of packing...
I spent a couple of weekends this month packing my artwork for the show in AZ. I'm glad that part is over because it was time consuming and a bit stressful. After that, I managed to rework one of my copper pictures, at left, with some additional plexiglass for color. I'm pretty happy with the result. It has a natural glow without a lightbox. The pic on the far left is a lightbox which received a Juror's Award from the KVIE Art Auction. I'm pretty excited about that, and I hope it does well in the auction.

Don't forget to watch the live auction starting Friday September 20th.
September 2013
Gallery J2 in Scottsdale
The show in Scottsdale was a great experience. Laila, the gallery director and curator, did an amazing job of hanging my pieces. It's a big gallery, taking up most of the top floor of the building, so my pieces were well spaced out and very well lit. It was nice to receive so many great comments and feedback about my work, it definitely boosted my confidence and made the opening night less stressful!

Thanks to everyone at Gallery J2 and J. Levine Auction for inviting me to show my work. I hope to exhibit more work there in the future. I'd also like to thank Will Green from
Empty Attic in Sacramento for putting me in contact with Gallery J2.

I'd like to give a special thanks to Adam Smith for playing music in the gallery that night. He was a really nice guy, has a great voice, and writes some amazing songs.

The show will run until October 16th. You can check out the pieces and Gallery J2's website
1st Place at the KVIE ART AUCTION !!!
I'm happy to announce I won 1st Place in the Contemporary category at this year's auction with my piece Tansition-Floater. The proceeds from the auction will go directly to KVIE. It's been a good month for my art and I'm looking forward to November when I'll show new work at Archival Framing.
October 2013
New Show! New Pieces!
I will be showing new pieces at Archival Gallery in November. The opening reception will be Saturday Nov. 9th, from 6 to 9pm. It should be a fun night showing with Sacramento artist John Stuart Berger. I will have new lightboxes as well as new plexi pieces on display, such as the one to the left, which is called Screaming Kisses and measures 20"x20"x2". It was made with spray paint, screen prints, and two layers of plexi.

I'm trying something new this time out.... for two of my designs, I will be showing the entire series of each. I think it will give people a better understanding of how I can change the look and feel of pieces within a series. I hope it's not boring! If so, at least John's pieces will be there to liven things up.

I will have gallery pictures of the newest stuff soon.

Have a great Halloween and I hope to see you at the show. Come out and celebrate another great Second Saturday!!!

As usual, feel free to contact me with any questions.
November 2013
Second Saturday at Archival Gallery
I really enjoyed the show with John! He's a nice guy with some incredible artwork. The gallery lights were dimmed on one side of the room so my lightboxes could work their magic, and I received a ton of great feedback from people who had never seen them.

I have to say, seeing them all hanging together and lit up was pretty neat. They have a glowing quality that I really like, and I hope to expand on that more in the future.

Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated with us, and special thanks to D and Tom at Archival for putting it all together.

Please come out to the December show at Archival for "Small Treasures".
December 2013
Le Trebuchet Royale...last piece of 2013
This piece is part of the Small Treasures exhibit at Archival Framing this month. The show features smaller works from a wide range of styles and mediums.

It's a bit of a departure for me compared to the light boxes and multi layered plexi pieces I've been making. I think it's a fun take on a great invention. I managed to include some plexi at the bottom. It's a custom cut, circular piece with screen prints that sits a few inches above the aluminum back. I believe the block of wood, which I found in my garage, is from an actual trebuchet. Well, maybe...

Artistically, this has been an exciting year for me, I had my first out of state show, as well as another successful show at Archival. I made some progress with my work, too. I introduced light behind some of the pieces and the craftsmanship of my multi layered plexi pieces improved.

I've already started work on a series of pictures that are like nothing I've done before. They are part of a theme I came up with that deals with characteristics and parts of people, both emotional and physical, positive and negative. There are things people can use to mask their intentions and feelings, and these pictures will show some of them as well as strip some away, giving us a glimpse under their surface.

I have to say....these images came from one of the best creative waves I've ever had. I'm excited to see how they turn out!

So stay tuned for news, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

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