Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Silent & Live 2009 Auction and Brunch

Here is my annual donation to the Center on Halstead. They are an amazing organization. If you are in the Chicago area please plan to go their "Silent & Live 2009 Auction and Brunch" Sunday September 27th.

The Parkmoor

When Verne and I first moved to St. Louis we had an apartment with in a few miles of this place. We fell in love with it the first time we walked in. The decor was right out the past, 50's style bamboo wall paper, fixtures so insanely out of date and tacky that they were perfect, beige, loads of orange and off color copper filled the interior.

Service was actually pretty good at times and the food was better than any chain breakfast place. It closed ten years ago and I still miss it. I would have loved to make it a family breakfast tradition.

I could not find any interior pics but this image of the door handle should give you an idea of style.

So here's my ode to The Parkmoor. Triptych - three 8x24 panels.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Revisitng the Past in the form of paint

Ever since I retired the "Fly Fishing Series" I have had requests for it to come back. I have never done another for myself since I closed the series, only for people that have commissioned me to do one. I have played with the idea of bringing it back from time to time but it was never the right time until now. Not sure where it is going to go but it was very fun to do and nice that I was able to do this one for myself and not relying on a clients color palette. This one is 24x24 and titled "Revisiting the Fly".

This series was named in honer of my brother Steve. He used to love to fly fish when he was a traveling salesman. He is the one that wrote me a check for art supplies so I could get back into painting.


Sunday, September 13, 2009


I just got back in from Indianapolis late last night. I had a wonderful time. It was great to see and chat with some of my clients. As an added bonus Mark and Leslie brought in a picture of their Dining Room. I love to see where my babies end up. They had been looking for a long time for a piece that they both loved and it happened to be mine. It is an honor for me to have my are be a part of someones home - thank you.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A Birthday Daily 9-9-09

A few months ago I met a lovely lady in Dallas at an art show. We ended up chatting for awhile and she loved the idea of my Daily's. She was so excited, she decided to pre-buy her birthday. I am happy to say, that I love how it came out. She wanted something that would compliment her room so she sent me some paint samples along with a fabric sample.

Have a wonderful birthday Joanna.

Thursday, September 03, 2009


I have been having so much fun this year with these little 6x6 paintings. I like that you can mix and match them up to build larger installations or just have one or two for a small space that needs a big impact.

This is a picture of my living room. I installed earlier this week. My living room wall will always be changing since everyone of these is currently listed on my website. I like the idea that it will constantly be evolving. In fact. Three of the pieces in the mix are already sold. I am delivering them when I go to Indianapolis next weekend.

Back to studio.....