Sunday, December 18, 2016


The fourth piece in my recent series, this piece originated in collage form and represents my experience with art as a coping mechanism for dealing with chronic disease and physical pain. Through the creative process of art there comes a transportation of mind and body to a realm free of disease and pain, and it is a place where all things are possible. In this place I am the creator of my own universe. 

                                          Deliverance 30" X 40" Oil on Canvas $3,300


This is the third piece in my recent series. In this scene the bride has her back to the frog, who may represent the husband who, for whatever reason is not present. The mushrooms suggest a dream state so maybe it reflects the woman's desire for a spouse, her disappointment that her dream of the frog becoming her prince never materialized, or perhaps it is the prince who longs for a bride.  It may also be a representation of the transformation or loss of her spouse early in a marriage through physical separation, emotional disconnection, disease, divorce, or even suicide or death by some other cause. 

                                          Loss 30"X40"
 The word honeymoon was originally a reference to the inevitable waning of love like a phase of the moon. 

This, the first known literary reference to the honeymoon, was penned in 1552, in Richard Huloet's Abecedarium Anglico Latinum. Hulcet writes:

 Honey mone, a term proverbially applied to such as be newly married, which will not fall out at the first, but th'one loveth the other at the beginning exceedingly, the likelihood of their exceedinge love appearing to aswage, ye which time the vulgar people call the hony mone. -- Abedarium Anglico-Latinum pro Tyrunculis, 1552

Tuesday, October 11, 2016



Passage 30" X 40" $3300

The second in my newest series, this piece holds great personal meaning for me. It represents the point of departure between this life and whatever comes next. Although we are grounded here we are still afforded the ability to explore until it is our time to move forward.  We are guided by nature, the comforting trees and messenger birds who bring tidings from far away lands. Father Earth watches over us while Mother Earth leads us as we navigate our individual journeys, and others who have already passed are patiently waiting to welcome us to a new experience. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

2016 NM State Fair Fine Art competition CONTINUES

Four of my original paintings will continue to be on display and FOR SALE during the 2016 New Mexico State Fair in the Fine Arts Building.

Also FOR SALE are very affordable 8 1/2" X 11" Giclee prints of the originals. Ask about them at the front desk - $30 each.

Below are images of the oil paintings but you can see them in person along with many great pieces by other artists.

Entry is FREE & all art is for sale.

Expo NM Fine Arts Bldg can be accessed via the Copper entrance to the fairgrounds off San Pedro.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

"Birditudes" will be on exhibit and for sale at the 2016 Encatada! show at Expo New Mexico on the NM State Fairgrounds

                                            Birditudes Oil on Canvas 36" X 36" $5,000

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Enchanted Blossoms Oil on canvas 24" X 3" $3000

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Enchanted Blossoms

This piece was jury selected to be exhibited in the upcoming show Art of the Flower which will run from June 13, 2016-July 23, 2016 at the New Mexico Art League. 

Enchanted Blossoms Oil on canvas 24" X 36" $3000

Another that will be professionally photographed and re-posted at a later date, but I wanted to document my recent completions. This was finished yesterday, and I have to say I am pleased. 

When I first began to paint 11 years ago I had an affinity for painting realistic flowers. Then for some years as I began to focus on allowing my own creativity to surface, and to building my art techniques I moved away from that subject. Recently I have felt a pull back to flowers and plants, but now with a twist, applying my new knowledge and skills. 

This particular image came from a photograph of a prickly pear cactus in bloom which I manipulated to add Curvismo, a style developed by my mentor Ricardo Chavez Mendez. 

Many think of the desert as a monotone, static, dry, baron place. Having lived in the high desert for 44 years I see it very differently.

Through the use of color and curved line I captured the dynamic nature of the desert, the ability for beautiful things to thrive in the absence of nourishment. By adding elements of contrast I presented the way in which the desert produces plants that are hard and sharp for their own protection, but amidst all that are soft, colorful, magical blossoms. The flowing lines indicate the way in which life in the desert is dependent on water, temperature and timing, and that it is always changing.

Hebe's Alchemy in Aquarius

Hebe's Alchemy in Aquarius Oil on Canvas 36" X 36" $3500.00

It's a terrible photo, and once I've had it professionally photographed I'll replace this one, but I just felt I needed to post some updates on recently completed works.

HEBE was the goddess of youth and the cup bearer of the gods who served ambrosia at the heavenly feast. She was also the patron goddess of the young bride and an attendant of the goddess Aphrodite. She was the daughter of Hera and Zeus and her male counterpart was the boy Ganymedes, who was carried off to heaven by Zeus to be the god's lover and cup-bearer of the gods. Ganymedes also received a place among the stars as the constellation Aquarius, the sign under which I was born.

In this scene Hebe is pouring the universe from the shell with the Aquarius constellation over her shoulder. The Aquarius zodiac symbol represents water and air, both depicted here. She rides atop hippocampus, a mythological creature typically depicted as having the upper body of a horse with the lower body of a fish. Poseidon, God of horses often drives a sea-chariot drawn by hippocampi. The terms hippocamp and hippocampus now refer to the real animal called a seahorse, and the terms seahorse and sea-horse refer to the mythological creature.