Gallery Representation

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

Monday, August 13, 2018

"Portugal Afternoon"

Based on a trip to Portugal in 1976, this painting now hangs in the lobby of Valley River Inn in Eugene, Oregon.
It is for sale.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Some News!

This piece, "7Opinions and One Decision" will be in the Eugene Mayor's Art Show starting next weekend.
This one is done on a panel with oil and cold wax for layering. I build up the colors I want and the scrape back and retouch as I go.
48"x60" with a steel frame.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

New Abstract-"We Seek Comfort From Those Far Away"

This began a few months ago by building up layers of paint and laying in color. This was done with pigments, metallic pigments, and oil paint mixed with cold wax applied in thin layers until the correct surface was achieved.
"We Seek Comfort From Those Far Away"  48"x48" 
 Then I use a printmaking tool to scoop out or scrape back areas then paint back into them.
Layers of thinly pigmented wax are spread over the base to achieve the effects I want.
Using a pencil and a pallet knife I spread the paints and wax for color effect.

Scraping back and rubbing out areas of color give it depth and texture.

Ultramarine over Manganese blue with Ultramarine Violet even more thinly spread over both then Zinc white used above.

Zinc white over metallic pigment over titanium white and Manganese Blue.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Green Falls and More

The article in American Art Collector just came out in the May issue!
I was disappointed they could not use this image, one of my favorites, in the ad but it still looks good.
This one is up at Vistra Framing and Gallery now

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