Keeping An Eye (Shoaling)
2023
Oil, Sumi ink, graphite, acrylic matte medium on Arches watercolor paper
50 x 72.75 inches (127 x 184.80 cm)
The Blue Room (Nerja 4)
2023
Gouache and watercolor pencils on Canson Aquarela
32,5 x 46 cm

Alhaurin El Grande Series


After documenting the underwater spaces of the Alboran Sea (western Mediterranean) and the Medieval Islamic influence of Andalucia, I attended the Bajo el Olivo Creative Arts Residency (Alhaurin El Grande, Spain) where this piece--along with seven others--were completed. The series explores a fusion of underwater environments with distilled shapes / patterns of cultural relevance, primarily pulled from my documentation of the Alhambra and the Royal Alcázar of Seville.

Nerja #3
2023
Gouache and watercolor pencils on Canson Aquarela
46 x 32,5 cm

Alhaurin El Grande Series

Benalmádena #3 (Near Nocturne)
2023
Gouache and watercolor pencils on Canson Aquarela
32,5 x 46 cm (roughly 12.8 x 18 inches)

Alhaurin El Grande Series


Nerja (Blessing)
2023
Gouache and watercolor pencil on Canson Aquarela
32,5 x 46 cm

Alhaurin El Grande Series

Benalmádena #2 (El Día Perfecto)
2023
Gouache / watercolor pencils on Canson Aquarela
32,5 x 46 cm

Alhaurin El Grande Series


After documenting the underwater spaces of the Alboran Sea (western Mediterranean) and the Moorish influence of Andalucia, I attended the Bajo el Olivo Creative Arts Residency (Alhaurin El Grande, Spain) where this piece--along with seven others--were completed. The series explores a fusion of underwater environments with distilled shapes / patterns of cultural relevance, primarily pulled from my documentation of the Alhambra and the Royal Alcázar of Seville.

Benalmádena #1
2023
Gouache and watercolor pencils on Canson Aquarela
32,5 x 46 cm

Alhaurin El Grande Series

Benalmádena (Blessing)
2023
Gouache and watercolor pencils on Canson Aquarela
32,5 x 46 cm

Alhaurin El Grande Series

Nerja (Fleeting)
2023
Gouache and watercolor pencils on Canson Aquarela
32,5 x 46 cm

Alhaurin El Grande Series

Melibe
2021
Gouache and graphite on paper
48 x 80 inches
Bilpin #7 (After the Rain)
2019
Gouache on watercolor paper
22 x 30 inches

Private Collection


This piece was a part of a series completed at the Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives Artist Residency (BigCi) in Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia. The richness of the immediate surroundings of the Blue Mountains is combined with references to the Great Barrier Reef--both documented extensively while there. I was at the residency at the beginning of the most devastating fire season in Australia's history--the threat of this influenced the work significantly. Making a leap to combine these two vastly different ecosystems, I decided their co-habitation in the same pictorial space spoke to their need for each other--and their shared stress due to climate change.

Bilpin #6 (Monolith)
2019
Gouache on watercolor paper
30 x 22 inches

This image includes a burnt tree stump and bleached stag horn coral. In addition, the trees in the background have a pronounced eerie orange hue, due to the distortion of sunlight through smoke-filled air.

Bilpin #5 (Giant Clam)
2019
Gouache on watercolor paper
30 x 22 inches

This image includes Eucalypt trees from outside of my studio, combined with various marine creatures found at the Great Barrier Reef. The tree on the right is a "scribbly gum" tree, which gets its name from insects that burrow and create marks near the surface of the tree.

Bilpin #4 (Wounded)
2019
Gouache on watercolor paper
22 x 30 inches

This piece brings together a Eucalypt tree and bleaching stag horn coral, amongst other imagery. The tree has a reddish wound that is commonly seen when these trees are injured in a slight or major way.

Bilpin #2 (Diptych)
2019
Gouache on watercolor paper
22 x 60 inches
Bilpin #1 (GBR)
2019
Gouache on watercolor paper
22 x 30 inches
Humming / Sudden
2016
Gouache, sumi ink and graphite on paper
87.5 x 52.5 inches
Collection of Dollar Tree Corporation
Oscillate
2015
Gouache on paper
51.5 x 107 inches
Untitled
2014
Sumi ink, gouache and acrylic on paper
51.5 x 98.5 inches
Collection of Dollar Tree Corporation
At Home in This World (Come with Me, Love, to This Place)
2015
Gouache, sumi ink and graphite on paper
84 x 52.5 inches
Collection of Dollar Tree Corporation
Fear Series: Playing Tricks (Flood)
2013
Charcoal, graphite and acrylic on paper
52 x 80 inches

This series was created in a very remote part of Washington State, where one can only access it by float plane or ferry. (Created in Stehekin, WA.) Spending a few summers there in a glorious studio in the woods, the flora and fauna of this area made a significant impression upon me.

Fear Series: Ghost (Fire)
2013
Charcoal, graphite, acrylic and gouache on paper
52 x 74.5 inches
Raw at the Roots (Scotland #1)
2012
Gouache on paper
31 x 23 inches

From a series of works created at Hospitalfield, an artist residency program in Abroath, Scotland. This history of this residency site is fascinating: a hospital was built on the site in 1260 to support the new Benedictine Abbey in Arbroath; in 1664, after the reformation, the Reverend James Fraser bought the estate and in 1843 the artist Patrick Allan met and married Elizabeth Fraser. In 1902, following the terms of their bequest, Hospitalfield became an art school, later developing into a post graduate residential college.

Confused Flower (Scotland #4)
2012
Gouache on paper
31 x 23 inches
Bruise #2
2010
Graphite and gouache on paper
31 x 23 inches
Bruise #1
2010
Graphite and gouache on paper
31 x 23 inches
For the Smallest Amongst Us
2010
Acrylic, gouache and graphite on paper
31 x 23 inches
Shimmer
2010
Gouache and graphite on paper
23 x 31 inches
La Grenouille Tragique
2008
Graphite, charcoal, acrylic and gouache on watercolor paper
51 x 93"
A Cautionary Tale (Bennett's Seaweed)
2007
Acrylic, graphite, ink and chalk on watercolor paper
82 x 51"
Detail, "A Cautionary Tale"
Migration
2007
Acrylic, graphite and ink on watercolor paper
90 x 51"
Collection of the Museum of Nebraska Art
Gut
2007
Acrylic, graphite and charcoal on watercolor paper
51 x 92"
Grotesqueries: Ode to Atrazine
2008
Gouache on watercolor paper
12.5 x 13.25 inches
Grotesqueries: Fibropapillomatosis
2008
Gouache on watercolor paper
14 x 19.5 inches
Grotesqueries: A Sinister Link
2008
Gouache on watercolor paper
14.5 x 15 inches