After my recent visit to New York, I decided it was time for my art to step up it’s game. I have completely revamped my website as well as the process of how I paint. Moving forward the material I use for my canvases will no longer be recycled billboard vinyl and I’m going to begin the process of print work. It was time I took things up a notch and my hope is that in the near future I will be able to sell my paintings through this website.
This section of my website will be dedicated to current news, shows, and inspiration I’ve had. I highly encourage all of you to subscribe on my email list and follow me on social media. I promise I won’t spam your inbox every week or even month. Stay tuned!
My studio is where I unwind and paint. It was a shed where the prior owners of our house stored tools and pool supplies. I modified it to be my studio, fully functional to get the job done. I have doctored it up with air conditioning, shelving, storage, and a sound system. I enjoy going out there to zone out and de-stress. It is small, but efficient. I’m still painting with the same 35 year old sign painter brushes. Although I update my collections as they tire out. Below is the first painting of my flower series I entered in a juried show in July of 2011. The show was at the Fine Arts Department at the Houston Community College. It was installed outside the gallery and was the first art piece seen as people came to the show. When the show closed, the university asked to keep the piece on permanent display.
Since this show (July 2011) I have sold a total of 89 of my flower paintings
The idea to use sign painting techniques came to me while painting billboards like this one.
I experimented with using billboard vinyl and having a painting surface that is similar to canvas and waterproof at the same time.