New Painting!

There is nothing like the peace from the sky in the desert at night.


Cold Clear Light

Happy New Year!



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!





Artwork on Display at the Heard Museum

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!





Heard Museum's Website








Happy Spring!

My two favorite passions, art and good music!

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 :)

Artwork for David & Gladys Wright House

David & Gladys Wright House


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.



 



 

About the David & Gladys 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.

David & Gladys Wright House


Canvas Prints at Green Box Fine Art


I did a Q & A with Green Box Fine Art a while ago. They have some fantastic reproductions of my collage based work. Check them out!



New Prints In Etsy Store




Hey everyone. I just added some new prints, feel free to have a look.


Overcoming Wegener's Disease

Wegener's Disease
24" X 30" 
Mixed Media on Birch Panel
Overcoming Wegener's Disease

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 :)



More to come. Stay tuned!


Postcard Swap with Tim Furey


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!





 

Group Show at the Science Center

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:

Interview with Jason Smith at the Arizona Science Center




I have just opened up a shop with my art. I have been making handmade archival prints, that are mounted on Baltic birch panels, handcrafted by me. They come ready to hang. I include everything you need! 

Have a look!