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Alpha

  Alpha, 20x16 original painting, acrylic on panel, $850 plus s&h to the first asking nicely. Link to purchase is below.   Please reach out   with any questions. I dreamt of wolves last night, but it may have been because of this beauty who showed up 4 days back. Or it could just be that wolves, with their ties to family and loyalty, are walking with me because of various shifts happening in my personal life. Is it really my place to question? I try to just accept the messages and respond with my brushes. Understanding, if it does come, will most likely show up with hindsight. Alpha   can be viewed up close (you want to see all the details in her surface -  it's a good one!), in a room setting, and even purchased  on my website.   As a First Dibber, you get the chance to make this extraordinary piece your own before the general public. Ask   if you'de like a payment plan. A 30% non refundable deposit reserves the painting, with the balance plus shipping and handling satisfi

Ribbons of Sky

  Ribbons of Sky, 48"x36" original painting, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, $5000 plus s&h. This painting will ship rolled and require restretching at your end. A repurable framer can easily do this.  Please reach out  with any questions. Ribbons of Sky was a fantastic teacher. Yes, my paintings teach me. They teach me what to do and what not to do, and this lady was no exception. I thought she was finished on Friday, and I had a burst of adrenaline as I cleaned up the studio. Then Saturday morning I looked at her and she felt unresolved. The dark value shape comprising the right edge of the bear was lovely in how it vibrated, but that illusion overwhelmed the sincerity in her face. Sunday I spent some time with her, too, and compared her to some of my other pieces as a means of trying to learn from them what she might need. Aura  minced no words. There wasn't nearly enough line work, she said, and as lovely as that dark passage was, it needed to be broken up.  Po

Aura

  Aura, 40"x40" original painting, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, $4500 plus s&h. This painting will ship rolled and require restretching at your end.   Please reach out  with any questions. I have been putting in long studio days since March, when I accepted an invitation from   Mirada Fine Art   to hang a two person show at their gallery in downtown Denver (Colorado). This was an ambitious undertaking in that it involved delivering a dozen new, large scale paintings inside 4 months. The pace has been both grueling and inspiring. Each piece spawned excitement in me to try something new. There was no time to overthink or second guess myself. I leaned into my intuition and fully embraced colliding my wildlife spirits with the sky and planets, all sparked by April's eclipse and the northern lights which I was able to witness right in my own backyard. I thought of the animals as containers, source, veils, precipices, apparitions, constellations, memories, creators, g

Labradorite, a Wolf Talisman Painting

  Labradorite, 23-3/4"x23-1/2" original painting, acrylic on panel, $1200 plus s&h. Purchae details below.   Please reach out  with any questions. This is a rework - a facelift, if you will - of  a wolf painting carrying the same name  from April 2023. I always say that any painting in the studio is a candidate for a rework. Why might I want to rework a piece? Well, my skills grow with each new piece, and the things I'm fascinated with also shift and change. I learn how to better communicate the story or maybe even recognize something I missed out on the first time around. So today I pulled out  the old painting , which felt a bit too safe - a wolf with fierce eyes in front of a full moon - and had another go at her. I wanted her gaze to be gentle yes wise, to add nuance and softer transitions to the piece, add arbitrary linework and a hint of landscape. I wanted to retain the flash (this is a term identifying the wash of color embedded inside a labradorite stone), hi