Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Lou Reed

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Tom Waits

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Show at Taste

Have a show going up Friday, Dec. 11
7:00 pm at Taste restaurant in College Park.
Stop by for some eats & arts.
They have a killer espresso brulee dessert.
Our stuff will be there the rest of the month
but come by Friday.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Gallery on First Holiday Art Show

Every year, I hope to find that perfect, heart-felt gift everyone wants to find under the tree--the Universal Remote. --I'm aiming to own at least 22 of them.

Not on your list? How bout the iphone/wii/knock-off handbag/blah/blah/blah... Somehow online shopping has brought on a unique socio-side effect: The same 9 things in EVERY brick and mortar store.

The fix? Ah! I'm so glad you asked!

Ralph and I will be there for the OPEN HOUSE (read: FREE FOOD AND VINO) next Sunday, Dec 6th. We'll both have new pieces up, including that perfect Universal Remote substitute for someone special. 211 East First Street, Sanford, Florida - 407-323-2774

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tim Burton Study

No news to report.. Dec 1 is a real estate open house showing in Heathrow Country Estates, Dec 11th is our joint show reception at Taste! in College Park.

Until then...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Citizen Cope

Newest add on my playlist (thanks to Frankie at Apartment E for the recommend!)

Check out this: (click...)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Guy Garvey

New stuff... Guy Garvey from Elbow, who I'm sure you're familiar with, because I only told you to check out his stuff like 20 times now. Sheesh. ..Do it already!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Have you seen me? On TV?

Fuel TV's airing the Orlando DewTour stop, along with Ralph's Art. How cool is that?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jason Shawn Alexander - AMAZING!

I have him in my 'blogs to watch' list, but seeing his paintings on the screen are *nothing* like seeing them in person. Jason Shawn Alexander show in Miami.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

In Pursuit Of...

Our latest collaboration piece.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

BackBooth Benefit

We had a great time at the Wishes on Wings Art benefit at BackBooth last night-- thanks to Tara for organizing such a great event!

Short video clip: *click here*.

...and a coupla pics.

More info about Wishes on Wings here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


This week's been kinda busy. If you're in the Orlando area, Ralph and I will be doing a live art benefit tonight at BackBooth (tix available at the door).

Also, Ralph was selected as one of 5 artists participating in the FUEL TV Mtn Dew tour
here in Orlando this weekend. Click for details...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Fall's Mark E. Smith

...and a youtube clip from his younger days here

and here.

Check out Ralph's write-up in the new issue of InProgress if'n ya get a chance.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

a bird in the hand..

*Perfect distractions* : Our Zebra finches had a new clutch hatch. Who can concentrate on work when you have this??

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Just finished this piece.
I struggled over the caption but I like the dual
meaning of this. On the one hand it could be the
occupants of the house referring to the strange
creature outside. The other meaning is a message to
him as he sets out to live a life beyond his home.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Recent Events

This is a new piece entitled "Event Horizon"
It's a 10"x 10" digital collage mounted onto
a wooden box.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Call it as ya see it.

Wandering online tonight I found a great charcoal portrait artist from Jacksonville. Haven't seen his work before.


There's a lot of great art out there. A LOT. But sometimes the who-ya-know-not-what-ya-know plays dominance. The public sees sub-par art in the downtown venues, and everyone pays.

Take a minute to look for the good, not necessarily the connected. Here's who I found tonight. an outstanding command of charcoal portraiture with unbelievable emotion.

and the other day. This girl's all over the place with creativity and drive. Always a great read, and on my check-back list.

Who have you seen that needs a shout out?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Don't think. Just do. (re-learning how to run)

when stuff slows down, the thoughts start tugging my time. I can loose an hour deciding what to do next.

Like this morning.

Could cut canvas, could stretch some abstracts. Could work on the online listings. <-- see that? That's another chunk of my life I'll never get back. One of my favorite second-hand scenarios was relayed by one of my college professors-- who's also a runner. A student asked him to train him to run. The professor told him to run every morning for a month, then come back and talk about it.

This photo was actually taken by that professor-- my drawing teacher at UCF. --I'm guessing '94ish?

I need to go paint. Somehow I have confidence the rest will fall into place.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Obsess Much?

"Just who or what is this Elbow you have been going on about"?, you may be asking.
I'm glad you asked. I first heard their music on Pandora, an internet music site that allows you to program to your musical tastes. It's pretty cool and they have exposed me to some great new music. Anyway, I had one Elbow song in rotation on my Rhapsody playlist and then Tracy & I started delving into their whole catalog of music. We became fans, especially Tracy who would play them non-stop all day and paint. The live show recently in Atlanta was the icing on the cake. It was absolutely perfect. A great venue, the last show on their American tour and a very appreciative crowd. Our one sample clip from the show taken with our digital point and shoot didn't quite do them justice so here's a sample of them live at Abbey Road studio. Grounds For Divorce

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New stuff.. here's what's up

I just received word 3 of my portraits will be on display for the next 1st Thursdays event at Orlando Museum of Art. Come on by. I'll be there... Kayfe! 'll be there too. Thurs. September 3rd..if'n yer in the area.

Also, I'll be live demo'ing a painting for an art benefit Ralph and I are doing at Back Booth in Orlando September 10th - doors open at 10pm. I'll post more info when I get it..

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to painting

Vacation's over so it's back to work. Just finished this painting called "The Odd Get Even".

Saturday, August 15, 2009

And more

A few more images of old ruins from our Georgia trip.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

More Images of Georgia

It's probably too hard to read but there is a handwritten
note on one of the windows that says,
"notice after dark trespassers subject to be shot!!"
Oh, and No Smoking

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Elbow Room

A shot from the show at Center Stage in Atlanta with Elbow.
They were absolutely amazing.
It was an inspiring event that I'm so glad we were able to see.
The music was fantastic and the band put on an incredible show.
The rest of our trip we spent meandering the back roads in search of abandoned places .
We found a bunch. Here are some images and more to come.

Elbow's perfect show, and Georgia's beautiful mess of decay

Elbow! What a show! They played in Atlanta, and we took off to see them (an early b-day present from Ralph). It was more amazing than I had built up in my head all these months! A couple clips from the show here:

opening one day like this

And Georgia's never a dull moment for road trips. We spent the next few days wandering the backroads and photo'ing forgotten places and heaps of shambles.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Inside the box

Decided to make some use of those cigar boxes I've been collecting to make guitars.
A little 3 dimensional piece. Haven't thought of a name for it yet.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Complicated Game

Painting/Collage/Digital Print.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


We've been talking about doing some collaborative
stuff for awhile, so we finally took the plunge and
started a few pieces.
This is our first outing. Probably not quite finished
yet but well enough along to show the dimented direction
we're taking.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Offering

The latest in the "Offering " series.
This guy has gone through quite a transformation.
I didn't realize it until I looked back at the first ones
in this series.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

So what's up?

I kinda got lost in my world this week. Feeling a bit under the weather, so I'll make this update short. Gallery show this weekend-- Saturday night's the reception if'n yer in the Orlando area. Come see me, intro yerself, and bring me a glass o' vino (it just helps me log the name with the face--no, really.)

Playlist this week's been kinda slower-- some old Talk Talk, Elbow, Sia, Keane, Nouvelle Vague, Yann Tiersen..

oh yah-- and paintings!

Gimme some new blood. Who's on your playlist? New read? Who's this week's hero in your world?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Bruce Springsteen - in - progress(... or writer's block ain't so bad.)

Writer's block used to scare me. Not necessarily at face value, but the fact that it could turn bad if not managed--not unlike if you can't sleep, trying to force yourself to sleep only making it worse.

Malcolm Gladwell in his book "The Outliers" refers to the 10,000 hour rule-- paraphrasing, it's the magic number of hours someone needs to practice in order to attain a basic level of achievement in their field. Twyla Tharp in her book "The Creative Habit" tells of a painter friend who's productivity would depend on identifying whether it was going to be a 'painting day' or not early, thus planning his time to work with that-not fight it.

Today I painted this Bruce Springsteen. I've painted him before, but haven't been completely happy with the results. I like the way this one turned out. --and clicked off a couple more hours toward that 10,000 hour mark.