Tuesday, July 4, 2017

It's been too long

So here's a look at a commission piece that I completed October 2016. Interesting part is this customer picked up my business card 3 years before when I did the Westport Art Fair. One other special part of this commission is its the first piece I did that required to be done in 2 halves then assembled on site in their home. The piece measures 13 feet long.

Friday, November 14, 2014

First full color piece

So over the years of doing art fairs and such I've had various people ask me if I did pieces in color so this year I decided to do just that and boy did I do just that.

Feast your eyes upon Psychedelic Psephlapod. Not only does this piece feature color its also a collaborative piece with a good artist friend of mine named Rhoda J. Powers. Rhoda works mainly in fused glass. So the circular pieces you see in this one are all multi layer fused glass creations by Rhoda and they turned out fantastic.

New commission piece finished and installed

So a year or two ago a guy contacted me about showing my work in a venue where his band was doing a show. Unfortunately for him I had just picked up some of my work in another alternative venue and there was some stains on a couple pieces so I decided then, no more alternative venues. So I told him Id have to pass. Fast forward a year ago and he contacts me via facebook asking my about my prices and about doing a commission piece for their home. Then just this past September I was doing the Westport Art Fair and they came by my tent and decided to make the commitment to do it. So I got to work after meeting with them about the size and looking at the space.

I started working on it and really was going for a cloud look but I struggled and struggled with trying to bring it about. After about 14 hours one day fighting with it I scrapped it and started on a whole new design. When all was said and done and I took it over for a preliminary fitting they commented that it looked like a fish. I had yet to stand back and look at it and when I did then they were right. Funny thing is the husband use to have a large salt water fish tank and still has a couple large tropical fish tanks. I love how God will work through me when working on pieces and I dont even realize it till its all over.

So I took the finished piece over yesterday and got it installed for them. I love how the openings on the piece cast light and shadows up on the ceiling just as Id hoped. I also love the way the two sconces they have on each side of the fireplace also interact with the piece.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Long time coming

Just in case I haven't mentioned this before, I don't really like writing very much. Buuuut, I guess I gotta put on my big boy pants and do what I gotta do.
So I've been busy this summer both at the landscaping company and making art. I produce a few new pieces for the Westport Art Fair that I did this year again. It's one of my favorites, a lot of great art and great people. At the show a couple spoke to me about doing a commission piece for them so that's what's in the works right now.
One if the new things I did for the Westport show was incorporating color and more fused glass from my good friend and great glass artist Rhoda J Powers.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Getting it together

Well slowly but surely I am getting this blog site together. Upon the suggestion of a fellow artist (thank you Rhoda Powers) I changed the template I was using so hopefully it will be easier for everyone to read my posts. Also I just uploaded some more images of my past and present work and will continue to add as I can. Hopefully with the Westport Art Fair coming up in September I will be creating a lot of new work like I did for the Oklahoma Festival of the Arts show. So keep an eye out for new work.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Home again home again zippity do

Night shot of our booth at the OKC Festival of the Arts

Well we are back from the OKC Festival of the Arts. A week long art fair and boy it was a week for sure. We were blessed with really good weather, a little windy but no rain at all during the festival hours. Met A LOT of people and talked A LOT about my work. Probably answered the same few questions 500+ times but it was still a lot of fun. My wonderful wife was a real trooper even suffering with allergies, heat rash and a sunburn she was there by my side everyday all day and talking as much as me to visitors to the booth. Im blessed to have such a wonderful woman by my side supporting me in my pursuit of my artwork.
Additionally we met some new great artists friends. One of our neighbors was Armando Adrian-Lopez a really great artist and wonderful man and his partner Scott. We can't wait to meet up with them again. There was also Gary & Deborah Brawley & Micheal Bond. Additionally our good friends Peggy & Bob Aebi and Andrew Batcheller were there as well. Towards the end of the show we were able to trade with two other artists, John Hernandez & Teresa Merriman they loved my work and we loved theirs. Do yourself a favor and check out their great work at via the links below. .

Armando Adrian-Lopez  http://armandolopez.com/

Deborah Brawley  https://www.etsy.com/people/TheUnbrokenCircle

Micheal Bond  http://www.michaelbondetchings.com/

Peggy & Bob Aebi  http://www.bestofmissourihands.org/artisans/mixed-media/lordsdiversified/

Andrew Batcheller  http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/andrew-batcheller.html

John & Patricia Hernandez  http://fromthevineok.com/

Teresa Merriman  http://www.mindseyejournals.com/

Thursday, March 6, 2014

You might be an artist if...

This little cartoon speaks volumes as to what it's like to be an artist. For me personally, the last panel rings most true. When not working on artwork I feel guilty and even when I have put in a full day and was very productive I still feel as though I should of done more and should be doing more. It's 10:54pm and I just finished working on some new pieces and have now moved on to working on this blog and after this I will be working on a new business card design. It's kind of a never ending deal, but I prefer it over any thing else.