Gallery Representation

For all inquiries about sales and reproductions please contact Vistra Framing and Gallery. 541-343-2353

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lane Arts Council uses One of My Images for New Cards

Lane Arts Council ask to use one of my paintings (currently on display at Valley River Inn) for this year's Thank You cards! I am so honored!
My paintings are available through Vistra Gallery in Eugene, Oregon

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak-Hans Hofmann

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak"

-Hans Hofmann

"Seascape" 36x48 oil and cold wax on linen

Or not



"Sixteen over 13" oil and cold wax with leaf on linen


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Captive Audience

In 1970 I returned from Viet Nam, changed. I stood atop my inlaws house on Via Victoria and looked out at Catalina Island far away. Thet image has stuck with me. Years ago we visited near there and I was taken by the image of the lonesome hotels and commercial buildings up near Long Beach. This image (and a few more )speak to that image. Showing at Oregon Wine LAB in May. 
"Captive Audience" 


Monday, March 26, 2018

Small is Sometimes Best

"Good Morning"  6"x8" oil on canvas
There is something soothing and satisfying about working small in basic colors and letting the viewer imagine what they are seeing.
I realize that a huge amount of people want everything to be explained but I find that boring.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Fun with non-objective painting.

 Fun with non-objective painting.
This one is called "Six Opinions and a Decision"


Creating a reality based only on color and form, balance and tension, and enjoying the small changes that can affect the work is one of my favorite activities in the studio!





Saturday, March 10, 2018

Abstract vs Non-referential

The idea of "abstracting" an object by repainting it in a way that references that object but allows personal interpretation of the physical, ideological, or conceptual properties of that object is what I consider "abstract"
Non-referential paintings are just made up out of ideas, visually interesting applications, and thin air.
I prefer the latter.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Pleasure for the Visually Astute #2

Warning!! Staring at this image for prolonged periods will elevate pulse rate.


After a bit of THC and a little Abbelone Rose'.