Essential Beauty Products for Cancer Patients

These past few weeks have marked the first time in almost a year I'm not in some sort of pain. For those who don't know, I am a terminal cancer patient; the cancer is everywhere, I've lost count of the locations, and I've done the hardcore chemo along with hardcore radiation. This isn't my first… Continue reading Essential Beauty Products for Cancer Patients

Still Here

These days I just assume everyone knows, and that does seem to be the case. My prognosis was months, not years, but even though I was supposed to die in August I am still here. After two more rounds of chemotherapy that has kicked my ass so intensely (even with a break in Hawaii) that… Continue reading Still Here

Works on Paper: Biomorphic Babies

I've been working on studies for larger oil paintings (possibly) while under the influence of Coronavirus times. These were to be part of a collaboration project or what I may do for another artist residency, but I am trying not to plan out too far, as everything has been on hold and may continue to… Continue reading Works on Paper: Biomorphic Babies

Soft Sugars Opening in Pittsburgh

Although the opening happened a while ago, I thought I would recap my solo show with BoxHeart Gallery called "Soft Sugars" of all my little goopy colorful paintings. It was a steady stream of people throughout the run of the show even up until the last day, and it was really cool to field so… Continue reading Soft Sugars Opening in Pittsburgh

New Portrait: Jimmy and Bobby

Recently, I was commissioned to do a portrait of a young man and his dog who reside in Maryland. I had to work with photos that I did not take myself, which always poses a challenge, especially when an iPhone is used and distorts the shape of the face. The writer who commissioned the painting… Continue reading New Portrait: Jimmy and Bobby

New Painting: Invasive Exotic

My first painting to ever be completed during a pandemic! How nice. This is "Invasive Exotic" 12x12 inches, oil on linen. This will be part of the Flower Power show at Mize Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL. Sadly there will be no opening reception, but the gallery is open by appointment and like many galleries,… Continue reading New Painting: Invasive Exotic

Nine Months of No Painting: New Painting Studies

Well it had been a very long time, but I finally did some paintings. Just little studies, but at least it is something. Can you believe I haven't painted at all since May 2019?! Well, it is true. I've had too many things going on, and quite frankly I'm tired. Oh-so very tired. I do… Continue reading Nine Months of No Painting: New Painting Studies

My Top 10 Films About Artists: The Biopic

The biopic is a hard undertaking for any film production, but one of a painter? Well, that's an even bigger obstacle. An art form such as film making an attempt to show the life of a creative mind and all the pieces that make up their life -- not to mention other players -- will… Continue reading My Top 10 Films About Artists: The Biopic