Wandering Through The Reeds, charcoal on Rives BFK, 30"x40", 2023
Welcome to my official web site featuring recent images of my paintings and information on my art! Having been a contemporary artist since completing graduate study in 1997, I currently work in traditional media including watercolor, oil on canvas and charcoal on paper. Recently, my investigations in painting have drawn influence from the natural world and are currently focused on The Texas Chenier Coastal Plain, including the Brazos River area west and the Neches & Sabine River areas east. Specific interests include wetlands, coastal pastures, inland waterways, surrounding rice fields and the timeless Gulf Coast beaches that make up the southern edge of the regional Chenier Plain. This realm of inspiration has been percolating within me for many years and now is the time to further expand and explore this new body of work! Please view my Watercolors and Oil on Canvas sections on this website to see images of these recent paintings.
Previously, my area of interest in painting has been dominated by a series of cityscape paintings based upon my observations of redevelopment projects concerning Modern and older architecture within Central Houston. I have labeled this work as my Houston History series. During the 2nd Quarter of 2020, I have decided to free up some space on the website, giving pause to my earlier work.
Further, I am thankful to say that my work can be found in some public and corporate collections regionally as well as in private collections regionally, nationally and abroad. Consequently, in September of 2018 I participated in my first overseas international exhibition; "Texas Eclectics", a group show featuring 50 Texas artists. The exhibition was held at The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece! For more news and information on exhibition history please view my CV and Exhibitions sections on this website.
Since January of 2017 my art has been represented by William Reaves and Sarah Foltz Fine Art in Houston, Texas. In 2019, the gallery became known as Foltz Fine Art. For information on work available for purchase, contact Foltz Fine Art in Houston, Texas! Available works can also be found on Art Cloud, in "Marketplace."
Opinions and views are solely my own and in no way reflect the views of any other organization, institution or affiliation.
On developing space in oil painting: "Keep your darks thin and work the surface of the light areas." - Professor Jerry Newman, LU, early 1990's.
"I think you need to define the character of the structure." - R. Downes, visiting artist critique, UH, mid 1990's
Houston, Texas, United States