Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

New AC!

It's been hot here, like everywhere else this summer and my old air conditioner wasn't working. I have cleaned and battled w/ it since spring. 5 stitches and a gob of money later, I now have a very cool work area. I've had studios in the past that had no ac and it's a workable situation, but it certainly slows me down. I even think slower in a 90+ degree work space. No excuses now ...except it is hard to paint detail w/ these wool mittens on ....

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Price is Right @ David Lusk

It's almost time for The Price is Right Show. Here's the plates that I'll be showing.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sally Crewe and the Sudden Moves

Sally Crewe used one of my paintings for her band's new EP, Transmit and Receive! Pretty cool. Check them out- Sally Crewe and the Sudden Moves.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jan Fabre

A friend from the Netherlands brought this Belgian artist to my attention. I want to see more and see it in person!

above- The Man Who Measures the Clouds

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

RIP Cy Twombly

For a long time I didn't get Twombly's paintings. I saw them in magazines and books and they looked sort of gimmicky and slightly phony. Then several years ago I was at the Chicago Art Institute walking around, I turned a corner and came face to face with 3 large paintings by Twombly. They blew me away. They were so alive. They were the most spontaneous, alive (I can't think of a better word) paintings I have ever seen. Amazing. I became ... a fan seems like too frivolous a word- I was awe struck and have remained so since.
I saw some bad western movie and in it Gene Hackman says " life is about loss". If that is true, then the loss of Twombly is life. I'm just glad he left so much of himself behind.
Rest in Peace Mr. Twombly.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Price is Right

Working on some things for The Price is Right show at David Lusk. Goes up in August. There is always a lot of good stuff there and all for under $1000.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


In the studio

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rehearsal in Mississippi

Mark and I hauled all of my furniture pieces to his house in Batesville on Saturday. We set up our new tents and tried to lay out all of our stuff to see if it would fit. It seemed ok. Not too much, not obviously to little. I think we are as ready as we can be for the festival next weekend. We'll see.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Screen ... thing

Another furniture thing. This one is a screen w/ pegs on front and back for hanging coats and bags and such.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Making Stuff

My cousin Mark and I have committed to making and selling furniture at the Cross Tie Festival in Cleveland MS next month. As w/ so many things that Mark and I have done over the long years, I can't really say how this happened. I'm sure the phrases "what the hell" and "why not?" were said. And I'm pretty sure it was his idea, but anyway we'll be there. "It could be fun".

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Just back from Nashville.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Show @ Vandy

Anyone in Nashville at the end of the month, please stop by Sarratt Gallery and take a look at some paintings. Thanks.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


I think it's finished....

Friday, January 21, 2011

Think Bigger!


I wish I had his drive. Amazing!

Inside and Out

More snow and a good reason to stay in the studio and paint warm landscapes.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Okay, Back to Work

After a long pause in art production, I think it is time to get back to it. I'm not sure why and I guess now that I think about it, I have never known "why". I guess because it's what I do. I am certainly happiest when I'm painting ... so I suppose it doesn't make a lot of sense not to paint ... and I'm getting tired of watching old movies.