Spring is in the air

I love this time of year. Here are two fresh new pieces that are now in Los Angeles at the Billis WIlliams Gallery.

Wind-Up Rabbit / 16 x 12 inches / oil on canvas / 2023 / framed

I love all the symbolism of spring and the burst of new growth and life.

Wind-Up Bird / 16 x 12 inches / oil on canvas / 2023 / framed

I’m Still Here

A few people contacted me asking if everything was going okay in my world. They were prompted by what appeared to be me vanishing into the ether. But I am still here, every day, painting as I always have and probably always will do.

I have new paintings to be part of a big art fair in San Francisco and a group show in Charleston.

Below is a glimpse of one that I just put the finishing touches on. More frequent updates will come as I get back into the groove of sharing my work after an enjoyable and refreshing hiatus.

Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter / applying the finishing touch

Three Bubble Gum Machines

For the past few months, I have been working on these larger, more complicated pieces and commissions — which keeps me thoroughly occupied and entirely away from sharing the work as I progress along. It’s very nice to be able to vanish into the paintings.

This particular piece is like painting three paintings in one. Layers of paint and lots of time for each to dry before I can add more and get the balance right.

This piece was quickly snatched up by a collector in Virginia before it had a chance to see the gallery wall.

40 x 30 inches / oil on canvas


I have been sharing my work on the internet for twenty years in all the various incarnations of websites, blogs, apps, social media, platforms, etc. And if there is one thing I know for sure now, it’s that no matter how dedicated you are to a particular service or application, it will, without any doubt, completely change or even vanish entirely.

The personal website, like this one, have been around since day one. So my work gets to live here for anyone to come and see at any time instead of being washed away in the ever-growing flood of new images that flash past your eyes on Instagram.

The only advice I would give other artists about their careers is to set up and maintain a good website. Instead of pouring all your energy into things like Instagram, focus on a website. Because after 20 years or more, you’ll see it is worth the effort.

New Work in New York City

Red Royal Quiet Deluxe II / 24 x 36 inches / oil on canvas / 2022 / on the easel

This Red Royal Quiet Deluxe and Books + Pencils will be shown in New York City with the George Billis Gallery for the next few months.

Books + Pencils / 24 x 36 inches / oil on canvas / 2022 / on the easel

Back into the swing in the studio, the next several months will be busy focusing on the tiny details of many paintings.

Silver & Gold

Two new clock paintings at the George Billis Gallery in Connecticut — 10:10, No.16 & 10:10, No.19. Silver & Gold.

August, ugh — consistently the most challenging month for me to focus on work. To sit and paint all day long doesn’t work for me in August. The sun is at the wrong angle, making the studio’s light so harsh and brutal. Like so many other parts of the world, the days in my area are hot and dry. So dry. The entire region looks haggard and worn out, tired from the long hot summer days coming to an end.

I focus on preparing canvas for a burst of creative activity in the fall; when the light changes, the temperature cools down, and clouds return to the sky, diffusing the light, making the shadows softer and calmer.

Art Market Hamptons 2022

Here are two new paintings, shown on the easel, that the George Billis Gallery will have at Art Market Hamptons on the east coast, which runs from August 11–14, 2022.

Ampro Projector & Case / 40 x 30 inches / oil on canvas / 2022 / on the easel

The galleries keep me busy with exhibitions and several fairs throughout the year. I am already set to work for the upcoming fall fairs.

Globe / 40 x 30 inches / oil on canvas / 2022 / on the easel

New Work

Here’s a glimpse of another new painting that will be shown at the Seattle Art Fair with the George Billis Gallery from July 21 – 24.

Corona No.3 / 36 x 30 inches / oil on canvas / on the easel / 2022