Olive Ride II – 24×30 Oil

Olive Ride II – 24×30. I revisited this intimate view of olives as a larger commissioned work for my second Canyon View piece. When riding a bike through wine country it can be easy to miss the olive trees planted in and around the vineyards. Sometimes you have to stop to take in the small things that are beautiful and amazing around us lest we miss them. The sun peaks through the branches as the olives moderate basking in the warmth of the sun by shading themselves with each other.

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Red Break Blue – 72×48 Oil.

Red Break Blue – 72×48 Oil. Fresh paint, I revisited the Colorado National Monument’s Red Canyon as a much larger commissioned work. The low winter sun casts long shadows in to the wide canyon. The deep blue of the Grand Valley in the distance as the sun hits the colorful rock walls layering above the sandy pinion basin.

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General Surgeons of Western CO

I am very happy to announce that my original oils, “San Juan Summer” and “Palisade” now belong to the General Surgeons of Western Colorado private collection. They can be seen in their new state of the art offices at 2440 N 11th St in Grand Junction. I don’t always get a chance to see where my art gets hung after it is sold, so it was a treat to see them up on the walls at the open house last night.
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King of the Valley – 36×24 Oil

King of the Valley – 36×24 Oil. The first painting in my Book Cliff series captures the patriarch of the range. Rising up from the valley floor the iconic Mount Garfield holds court over the valley, keeping a watchful eye on the east entrance of the valley through De Beque Canyon. Up and down the range palisades and hoodoos patiently sit waiting precariously to be called in to action by the king of the valley.

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Youngest – 16×20 Pencil

Youngest – 16×20 Pencil. It has been a long time since the first two, but I finally got to the third drawing in the brother portrait series. When you are younger you don’t really appreciate how faces change over time. In fact you imagine that grownups have always looked the way they do. Our subconscious is programmed to innately understand differences in age without consciously understanding the mechanics. Often it takes firsthand experience watching those around us with the passage of time to better understand what we innately know.

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San Juan Summer – 36×24 Oil

San Juan Summer – 36×24 Oil. The third painting in my San Juan Mountains themed series, inspired from a trail run from Silverton to Ouray. Mount Sneffels rests in the distance; the steep bowl of Stony Mountain hides Yankee Boy Basin from view as Governor Basin unfolds from Virginius Pass. Only accessible by foot and rarely traveled this pass offers a unique view of the depth of the San Juan Mountains.

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Roaring Mouse Cycles

I am very happy to announce that my work can now be seen and purchased at Roaring Mouse Cycles in San Francisco. My original oils will be on display starting this week.

The premier and highest rated bike shop in San Francisco, the Roaring Mouse is well known for customer service. I often paint things I see while out biking or running, including a modern bicycle series and landscapes of the beautiful places I like to explore. Imagery that is right at home at the Roaring Mouse.

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, at 934 Old Mason Street, the shop is open Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 AM to 7:00PM, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 5:00 PM.

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Red Mountain Morning – 40×30 Oil

Red Mountain Morning – 40×30 Oil. The second painting in my San Juan Mountains themed series, this painting was inspired from an adventure run this summer. Red Mountain rests high above Ironton Park on a cool morning from Bridge of Heaven. I’ve been up and down these mountains since I was a kid. In this high, unforgiving, and rugged terrain there is something that still feels comfortable, like finally coming home from a long trip.

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Hardrock – 40×30 Oil

Hardrock – 40×30 Oil. The first painting in my San Juan Mountains themed series, this painting was inspired from a long run on the Hardrock course. High above Island Lake on Grant Pass the majestic landscape unfolds below and in the distance. While I only spent a short time on the pass, the singular feeling and imagery are still burned in to my memory.

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First Friday

First Friday tomorrow 5-8pm at the Oakley Gallery on 6th and Main. Stop by and see my new digs, I will be there from 5:30-6:30pm. My new limited edition archival prints are now offered as Giclée on canvas. Come check them out for ready to hang art. Hope to see you there.

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