I have resurrected my old blog! I will have some more work posted soon. For the past three years, I have been fighting a rare auto-immune disease called Wegener's Granulomatosis or Wegener's Disease. This has definitely affected my output and artwork due to severe illness. I am finally through the worst and back into action! I have many new prints for sale. I am looking forward to 2018 and I have many paintings and projects in store for everyone! Stay tuned!
I will have some artwork on display at the Heard Museum as part of Artlink's 18th Annual Exhibition. The exhibition will take place at the
world-renowned Heard Museum on Thursday, September 15, 2016, from 6
to 9 p.m in the Steele Auditorium. The Heard Museum, located at 2301 N. Central Ave. in
midtown Phoenix’s Central Arts District. Please stop by to say hello and experience a night filled with great art!
Happy Spring Everyone! I have been working away on some new paintings. I will have them posted soon. I apologize that I was not in attendance for my past two shows. I have not been able to drive in the evenings due to neurological problems that give me trouble with my legs due to my Wegener's Disease. This is resolving itself quickly and thankfully this is "hopefully" no longer an issue :)
I am very excited to be asked to create a piece for the David & Gladys Wright House with the intent to bring greater awareness for the preservation of a great artistic treasure. The piece, consisting of a painted ostrich egg, will be on display at two events. All proceeds from the sale, will go to support Artlink and introduce the public to a great masterpiece of the Southwest. Below is where you can see the piece:
Event 1: Art d’Core Gala – March 10th from 5PM to 9PM at Hance Park (1134 N. Central Ave) Artlink’s
Art d'Core Gala spotlights the significant contribution our arts and
culture in creating a dynamic urban core. At this event the Arc Degree 360 eggs will be part of a silent auction to benefit Artlink Inc.
Event 2: Public Showing – Art Detour - March 19 and 20, 2016 in the Drive Thru Gallery Courtyard (918 N 6th St). This
creative and innovative opportunity will introduce an expanding
audience to you and our arts community while bringing awareness to the
preservation and inspiration of the David Wright House.
In 1950, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a home for his son David and
daughter-in-law Gladys on 10 acres in the middle of citrus groves at the
base of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. The design elevated the
home in the form of a spiral rising from the desert floor, converting
the treetops into the lawn and revealing 360° views of the mountains
forming the valley. Mr. Wright title of the plans “How to Live in the
Southwest.” Completed in 1952, the David Wright House is one of three
spiral designs realized by Mr. Wright and the precursor to the
Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The house is regarded as Mr.
Wright’s last residential masterpiece.
To all my friends, I apologize for my
silence and lack of updates to my website and blog this past year. I
have been fighting a rare disease called Wegener's Disease or
Wegeners Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis. A very rare auto-immune
disease. This disease affected me
severely and almost claimed my life. The Wegeners caused great damage to my body, making it hard to function for much of this
year due to severe pain, sickness and mobility loss. Thankfully, I am in good hands with a gifted doctor who saved my
life and a brilliant medical team. I am on the mend. This has required every
facet of my will and physical strength to fight. I am finally doing
better and getting back into the groove of things. I am still putting
up the good fight and I should be fine.
I have been busy painting and working
on commissions as I get my mojo back. New work is
in my Etsy store. I plan to update my website soon :)
I am a MAJOR fan of Tim Furey's art and I am lucky enough to own several of his awesome pieces! Tim was kind enough to do a postcard swap with me. Below is the postcard Tim made for me. Being a space brain, I forgot to scan my postcard.
To see more of Tim's work, check out his website below. He also he a very cool Etsy store with lots of great artwork!
I will have some work on display at the Dorance Planetarium at the Arizona Science Center this August 1st at 6pm till 9pm. The work will be on display as part of The Best of Art 360. There will be three works on display. These works were on display during my solo exhibition in February. Below is an interview about my collaboration with the Science Center: