Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Change

Hey everyone.  Check out on my Facebook professional page at .  This is the primary page that I will be updating with my new paintings, events, and process work.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Murphy Montgomery Fine Art

Hey everyone.  I am the featured artist in a brand new gallery in Newport News, VA.  The gallery is owned and operated by my artist friend Brian Murphy and his wife, Anne.  I will have some brand new paintings on the walls and I look forward to seeing some friendly faces.  There are restaurants in walking distance to the gallery, so

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Artists on Art

Hey everyone, over the summer I had the opportunity to write for the publication Artists on Art (  If you aren't familiar with the online magazine, it is a quarterly publication written by artists, for artists.  Each issue showcases about 10 different artists (typically realists) and they write an article about any aspect of art they want.  It is a truly unique publication and one that I am very grateful to have been a part of.  Among the impressive roster of artists who have written for Artists on Art are: Casey Baugh, Julio Reyes, Daniel Sprick, Jeremy Mann, Michael Klein, John Brosio, and David Kassan.  Here is the introduction to my article:

I used to think that it would be great to know exactly what I wanted to paint and know how to paint it well. What I didn’t realize was that art wouldn’t be as interesting for the artist if all the questions were answered. I once asked veteran artist Robert Cottingham how he started his paintings. He told me that when he started a painting it always felt like the first time he had ever painted, and he would work until he started to remember. His answer left me with only one conclusion: if he wasn’t comfortable with painting after 70 years of doing it, I certainly wasn’t going to be comfortable either.

More updates to come soon.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

In progress

Sorry it has been so long since my last post; I recently bought and moved into a house and it was more work than I could have expected. Here is a quick shot of two things I have on the easel. The self-portrait is basically finished, but the hallway piece has a bit of work left.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hollywood Cemetery (The Beginning)

Here are a couple of paintings I recently finished.  I spent much of the winter painting in Hollywood Cemetery, but these are the only ones I have completed.  Hopefully next winter I will be able to finish the other four paintings I started.

Cemetery In Winter
9" x 8"

Light On the River
12" x 20"

Thursday, June 6, 2013

You Be the Judge Art Contest

I am in the final round of the "You Be the Judge" art contest.  The grand prize is $10,000 worth of art supplies and promotion, and I would really appreciate your votes.  You can vote here:
Voting ends on the 16th, so get them in soon!

Monday, June 3, 2013


This is what my studio currently looks like, and yes, it is that messy in person. Also, here is a close up of a self portrait I am working on.