Saturday, December 6, 2014

"Free Will"



"Free Will"  Acrylic on canvas w/ canvas on canvas and paint skin.   This is a small scale painting at 16" X 20" currently on view and available at Gallery on First, 211 E. First St., Sanford, Florida.   





You can choose a ready guide 
In some celestial voice 
If you choose not to decide 
You still have made a choice 

You can choose from phantom fears 
And kindness that can kill 
I will choose a path that's clear 
I will choose free will 


Rush, 1980

Thursday, December 4, 2014

"Orion" SOLD





Welded steel tabletop sculpture.  1/4" and 1/8" mild plate steel with clear coat.  21" X 10" X 7"

Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Satin"





"Satin"  2013, Acrylic on birch panel.  36"  X 48"
This heavily textured painting has a very soft almost monochromatic quality if not for the under painting.  It is available at Gallery on First Sanford, Florida.  $1,800.00

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TTS#4, November 2014 - "Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe"




This recent piece is another welded steel tabletop sculpture.  18" X 17" X 3"  It is currently on display at Gallery on First,  211 E. First St., Sanford, Florida.  It available for purchase.  $450.00  Shipping available

Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Orbiting David" Sold




Welded Steel.  Inspired by two of my favorite sculptors, David Smith and David Hayes.  Mr. Hayes was a protege of Mr. Smith.  Two modern masters.  I was fortunate to have briefly studied with the late Mr. Hayes.

This tabletopiece measures about two feet tall and received first prize in sculpture at the 2014 VAMC Art Competition in Orlando and was also selected for a group exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art as part of the 1st Thursday event series.

This sculpture and another titled TTS #8, Oct. 2014  "Eclipse" are now part of the private collection of  Dr. and Mrs. Liming, in  Kentucky. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

"Black Circles"

The latest in my series of circle theme paintings. Mixed media on birch panel. 30" X 30". Available at Gallery on First, Sanford, Florida. $1,200.00

"Locomotive"

Mixed media on birch. 24" X 30" Available at Gallery on First, Sanford, Florida. $900.00

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Small Scale Work

I am continuing to make small scale works as I get ready for the coming holiday season. I have several gallery shows scheduled in December and all have requested small scale items. Here are a few more recently finished.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Recent Work

Here are some of the new small works that I have been doing this week. Finger Lakes Gallery in Canandaigua, NY has asked for about a half dozen and I am gearing u; for the season here at Gallery on First in Sanford. These works are welded steel and stand about 10 inches on average.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Man For All Seasons

No, not Sir Thomas More, but a good friend and a man who constantly challenges himself and never stops learning, exploring and reaching for more in life. Dr. Charles Laman, or Chuck as his friends call him. Chuck's accomplishments are many, from marathon runner, mountain climber (he has climbed four of the highest peaks in the world) and canoe racer to name just a few. An artist an art collector,at age 60 Dr. Charles Laman sold his thriving dental practice in keeping a promise to himself, to focus on things more important in life than making a living. It was time to spend the the rest of his life living, really living and creating. To become the artist he had always wanted to be. In my humble opinion he had already done more than most could ever dream of in a lifetime. Chuck is one of those "Energizer Bunny" types we all know. He starts his days early and finds interesting things to do. Not one to sit in front of a TV. He is an avid reader and accomplished in a variety of mediums from photography, ceramic pottery, both hand built and wheel thrown, watercolor and scupture. He is one of those people that never stops creating and sees beauty in everything, especially nature. Nature is something he has in abundance on his 32 acre off grid camp near the Adirondack Park blue line. The two pieces pictured above are just two of several sculptures along the road into the cabin and small works are found randomly throughout the property with many more works in progress at every turn. This man is for all seasons and continues to challenge and inspire those fortunate enough to know him.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

"Quark" at OMA

On Friday June 20, Deb and I attended the opening reception for the "Florida Prize in Contemporary Art"at the Orlando Museum of Art. The event was a lot of fun and we enjoyed seeing a lot of friends and fellow artists. As for the show? Well,not so much. If that is supposed to be the best in contemporary art in Florida…….. Let's just say we were not impressed. I am not a critic and despite my opinion I encourage all to attend and judge for yourself. The Museum deserves your support. Hey, you may come away with a very different perspective. We were more impressed with the massive sculpture currently installed on the grounds for the 90th anniversary of the museum. "Quark" a 70 foot tall piece on loan from Chattanooga sculptor John Henry.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Gold Coast"

"Gold Coast" 48" X 48" acrylic on canvas and canvas on canvas. Available through Gallery on First, Sanford Florida $1,800.00. I did not realize how uneven the light was when I took this photograph. I will have to reshoot and post a better image.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Untitled Tabletop sculpture - SOLD

This recent piece didn't hang around the gallery long. Less than a week I think. Deb thinks it's a tree, maybe on the serengeti or somewhere in Africa. Others see a bird. The funny thing is I had neither in mind as a created this one. I do seem to see some Erte influence. Must have been subconscious. In any case the collector who purchased this piece really likes it and I am happy it has a good home.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Untitled KVA #3, 2014

The latest in my ongoing series of circle paintings. This is a theme I have revisited off and on over the last thirty years. I have a few still around from way back and am thinking of mounting a show of these to include some early encaustic and mixed media works. This piece measures 24" X 24" and is currently available at Gallery on First Sanford, Florida. $900.00

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Untitled - KVA #2, 2014

This piece is mixed media on birch panel. It is one of an ongoing series of circle paintings. Very Midcentury in style. The painting measures 24" X 24" and is currently on display at Gallery on First, 211 E. First St., Sanford, Florida. $900.00

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

FULLY AWAKE

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Recent Work

Here are a couple of recent table top pieces. They are welded steel and stay true to my mid-century inspired style. Both pieces are currently available through Gallery on First in Sanford, Florida.