I am very excited to have 6 of my paintings in the NBA Thunder VIP Family Lounge at the Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City. Thanks to Istvan Gallery and HSE Architects for selecting my work for the space.
Photography: Rob Ferguson
I recently installed a commission painting for Kristine Bates Interiors in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma. This work is from my “Sugar Mountain” series. The original “Sugar Mountain” painting sold at Wings of Art, an art auction that I co-founded and facilitated, but the concept for this piece was born out of a need to de-stress. My brother was having a serious surgery. I was so worried and nervous. I needed to focus quietly on something. I love the frosting like texture of modeling paste. It is soothing and when mixing colors it reminds me of frosting. I started planting these delicious dobs of paint on a panel and couldn’t stop. It was theraputic. My brother made it through the surgery, my painting was done for the auction and I discovered a new way to use a medium. The name came from a Niel Young song (huge fan!) but I am also a sugar addict. People say it looks “yummy!” I have to agree.
It was nice to take a break from sculpture this summer to create some commission paintings for a home in Oak Tree. I customized these works to compliment the home by using subtle color and peaceful imagery. Here are 3 of the works completed. The clients have ordered a 4th piece that I will start in August.
The client wanted a piece after Van Gogh’s “Almond Blossom’s”, a “Fall Walk” (Christie Owen original painting), and an Oklahoma landscape. The landscape was painted from a photo that (BMX legend and good friend) Mat Hoffman took of his back yard. Even though my work tends to be abstract, I do enjoy creating custom pieces to suit a clients preferences; landscapes, animals, clouds, etc. It keeps me well rounded and advancing.
Just finished…GAZELLE / 36″ X 42″ / Mixed Media / 2011 / Commission
New Resin and Acrylic painting / 48″ X 66″ / Commissioned