Trying to capture a smoky glow of an explosion, settling embers on rooftops, or a city lit up by gunfire is a recurring nocturnal theme in my work.
Carnival colors and the wild weather are the theme in this piece. There is a "drift" of pigs subtly rendered into the left cloud formation. Playing on the root word carne and the group of pigs definition, drift.
Light pillars are a rare natural phenomenon that showed up in my work after spilling a drink over an unfinished ink wash.
I wanted to illustrate a communion between the orange and the green. Harmony and passion can coexist on the island that glows with ancient mythologies.
Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. When I think of it I imagine geysers busting emphatically through the pristine surface.
Organic, vibrant portrayal of either an orgasm or the Earth having a cigarette afterward.
Earthquake in gray scale. This piece launched me into new theories of creating greater depth through ink washes without losing crucial details of scribed imagery.
Underwater explosion with emphasis on foreground composition, to blast the viewer into the painting.
I finished the piece "Tsunami" the night before the actual event in Japan. The next day I decided to go bright yellow and stay away from any water association. Then the nuclear towers went bust and it looked like I was painting part two of this horrific disaster. I didn't make another large painting for nearly a month.
Ink and charcoal over the sickly green that seems to appear with tornadoes.
For those of us who like to have our heads in the clouds. Dream a dream.
Barataria Estuary is one of the largest and most important wetlands in the USA. It was devastated by the Deepwater Horizon spill. 2010 "48th Annual Juried Exhibition," BAYarts, Bay Village, OH - Best of Show 2012 "The 68th Annual All Ohio Show” Zanesville Art Museum, Zanesville, OH Solo Exhibition "Atmospheric Distortions" at the Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 2011
The challenge was a perfect diptych with purple as a dominant color. A sweeping prairie storm was the ideal candidate for my composition.
A simple landscape nod to Mark Rothko. Two overlapping color fields with transparent washes.