Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Two portraits I did last year for my friend Gary. About 36" by 24", oil and wax medium on canvas.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Panoramic Photos

Some recent photos made using the panoramic function in my phone's camera. To me, they are a reminder that our point of view, our visual perception is not reality, and limited to our ability to be in only one place and have one view at a given point in time.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Working on some paintings. Trying to combine multiple memories into a single image and have each area in the painting be something that is tangible. If I look at it and can't tell what it is I paint it out. It is difficult to create multiple areas of focus as that I am so accustomed to having a single focal point.

These things are akin to retracing memories of specific people and events but are also an attempt to portray many experiences in a single frame with the hope that this will spark new connections and narratives where none exist.

Friday, August 31, 2012

20 Over 40 Tim Bower

I've known Tim for over 25 years. We met in art school and he was by far one of the most talented and driven people at the school. I learned a lot from Tim, from how to put together a portfolio to how to scrape paint off a painting and create great textures. That doesn't even scratch the surface of what it meant to be in school with him. When I was living with my mom and needing a place to work, he offered his apartment in San Francisco for a couple weeks while he was gone. I was blown away.

It was there that I made the first piece I was proud of, a portrait of Laurie Anderson. Hell, I wouldn't know who she was or half the music I've grown to love over the years without him in my life sending tapes my way. Who else was going to send me a mix tape of Klaus Nomi, Meredith Monk, and too many others to name?

I have always been drawn to Tim's work. I find a humor and intelligence in it that plays thoughtful observation against witty comparisons. His work has a sense of space and of multiple realities overlapping and intersecting each other.

Over the years, Tim has moved through many approaches. From darker, moody editorial and romantic works to whimsical and biting political commentary, to surrealistic landscapes. His work is often whimsical, insightful, moving, and always thought provoking. He is a thinking artist, and one who takes his work but not himself too seriously.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pieces of an illustration

I recently did an illustration for the cover of an anthology called "No Borders" I tried to suss out what this meant to me and came up with the idea that the border between us and other animals is thin at best and self created.

Anyway, I thought I would post the pieces that went into the cover, along with the finished piece.

A menu cover I found years ago and loved

A piece from the "Hair of the Snake That Bit Me" piece I did for the Alan Moore songbook

Some of the pieces I made as part of an illustration on dreams for YM magazine

A photo of a tape that got destroyed. "Life's Rich Pageant" by REM. I love that album, the destruction was purely an accident.

The finished cover

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tall Horse

Two pages from my work in progress children's book. Tall Horse. Look for a kickstarter page about it in the next few months.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Recent painting details

Details of a current work in progress. "Hope 1"

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Old Photos 3

Old Photos 2

Old Photo Found and Developed

A photo from a trip back to California 6 or 7 years ago. Just got the film processed.