July - September 2013
September - October 2013
Painting mustard in Martinez, CA — Photo by Stan
MARCH 20, 2013
I am currently on a running overhaul of this web site. I've been painting away for the past two years, continuously showing work, and decided it was about time I get it on here! The site should be completed by the end of March, with an e-newsletter to follow after.
In the mean-time I have been busy painting away for two shows that will have some excellent wall space to hang work! The first show coming up is at Walt Wines in Sonoma. I plan to fill the space with Mustard, a theme I have worked with over the years and have brought more focus to recently.
Mustard, the cool yellow swatches of color that blanket the hills during Spring — a natural attraction as something to paint. Yet, for me the resonance of mustard goes much deeper then purely visual. It has been ever-present during my life. As a child I lived in it — building tunnels through it, dirt-clod wars, flying kites, model airplanes, and that distinct sweet smell. Laying down in it to view a sky of warmth. Every year it presents itself around the corner, and down the street. The mustard stands out on the brightest sun-lit, and darkest rain-filled days as everything of youth. All of these thoughts come to mind as I push forward on developing this series.
After focusing on mustard this Spring, my attention will be towards my show at Umpqua Bank, in Benicia. I will have more work then the space can fit, as I plan to hang two long running series — Strait and Dusk.
Painting mustard in Cordelia, CA