Dec 31, 2015

Nov 19, 2015

Fisherman, Oil on Canvasboard, 8x12 inches, 2015

Aug 28, 2015


Painting as accumulated information.

Since being in Waveland, I have had the realization that I am constructing/finding paintings consisting of information in real-time, as opposed to relying simply on memory/stored information.  Or, stored information gives structure to the use of new information. 

Why now in Waveland, and not in Philadelphia?  Not sure, maybe it is just a coincidence in timing, maturing as a painter (edit: Originally typed “maturing as a painting,” only caught the typo after rereading hours after writing it. Interesting view, see myself that way?) Maybe difference in emotional connection to place allows more freedom in thinking.  Being confronted with information directly forces a more open-ended thinking to avoid simply making a response or translation of immediate surroundings and states, though of course, that does have an effect, probably as a trigger or filter.

- Stephen Hawking article about information in black holes.  Information held at outer rim is translated from 3D to 2D, hologram storing information; Not destroyed, but transferred.  Does our mind/memory do the same?

I think I am painting both the direct information, as well as moments that cause or lead to direct information.  Or, both the “thing” and the edge that causes the “thing.”

Additionally, this existing information is used to create new fictions. Or more precisely, new realities.  I want a painting to exist as its own reality.  What the painting becomes can only exist in its own parameters.  It could not exist in our tangible reality.

Top: Photo of our home after Katrina, 2005
Bottom:  Recent painting, 2015

Aug 21, 2015

Aug 2, 2015

Jul 18, 2015

Jul 11, 2015

Matthew Colaizzo (left), myself (center), and Ted Walsh (right).

Photo Via Ted Walsh.

Reaching for the Sky Above Our House 
Oil on Linen, 28x28 inches, 2014

Jun 28, 2015

Backyard Fishing Foliage, 2014-15

Approval of Flight, 2015

Jun 3, 2015

May 15, 2015


May 13, 2015

Frasier's Dream, 2015

Mar 31, 2015

Giverny (photos via Amanda Bush)

The Living Seas, EPCOT

Mar 28, 2015


Mar 22, 2015


Mar 14, 2015

Mar 10, 2015

Feb 16, 2015

Jan 27, 2015

Norway mural, EPCOT

Soutine, Bill Scott

Jan 24, 2015