I made a smaller version of this painting last year and thought that it deserved another composition and a larger canvas.
After The Sun Sets II is at the George Billis Gallery in New York City.
An 18 x 36 inch composition of wonderfully aged Pelican Books – see the painting closer here.
These books cover a broad range of subjects – everything from art, architecture, history, philosophy, etc. Something for everyone. And even though these books come from the past, they’re still relevant.
A quick little video of a recent painting on the easel. Click here to see more.
If you have time, please read this article about my work from Wall Street International Magazine. You’ll find a very good summation of the intentions of my paintings.
These two paintings are part of my current exhibition in Los Angeles at the George Billis Gallery.
They are used as representations for communication – a theme I have focused on for several years. Talking and listening; the literal functions of these as objects. Admired also for their iconic designs and vibrant color.
Typewriters seem to embody ambition. They represent the tools to document thoughts, ideas and stories – you literally hammer your words on to paper.
They’re familiar to us, but distant enough to be obsolete. As with all the man made objects I use as subjects the compositions are simple and straight forward. But they become more complicated with the repetition of the keys and the mechanics of the machine.
I’ve painted many typewriters and without fail, every time I start working on the keys, I think “what did I get myself in to?”
The titles read like a poem. Or at least they do if that’s what you want. It’s not intentional on my part. It’s more serendipity.
Text makes you look at a painting longer. If there’s something to read, you’ll spend more time. Then you begin to draw connections between the words. You let them tell you what you want.
You may also respond to the color, and the structure the books create. They are architectural. Solid and sturdy.
A new piece showing at the Art Palm Springs with the George Billis Gallery LA. The fair runs from February 16 – 19, 2018.
I’m adding the finishing touches to this piece which will soon be off to Los Angeles for my next exhibition at the George Billis Gallery. There’ll be a clean dozen paintings on view. I’m busy working on them now. I’ve got my work cut out for me.
A recent commission now hanging in its new home.
This piece is fresh off the easel and awaiting varnishing before it heads off to the Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina.
I’ve got several commissions in the works and a solo exhibition in Los Angeles in April 2018, so I have my work cut out for me this winter. It’s good to be busy.