Sunday, November 26, 2006

Gulf Station in Hanover County

SOLD Thanks Jon in VA, Beach
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Monday, November 20, 2006

Apple Still

SOLD Thank you!
I don't often paint still lifes but I find myself drawn to them just before a productive time. I think they sort of clear the cobwebs for me.

Apple Still
Acrylic on Masonite

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Shockoe Swifts

SOLD Thanks Phillip!

This painting is part of a series I have begun featuring Chimney Swifts. The chimney swift is a migratory bird that lives in the south eastern U.S. It used to live in hollowed trees but now makes its home in chimneys and burnt out buildings. I love the way this bird has of flying. It is related to swallows and swoops and dives like filigreed iron work. These birds live in large flocks and hunt bugs in the twilight hours. They often migrate at night keeping them safer from predators. I really see these birds as representing natures push-back. They are one of the first species to identify those places that are abandoned or forgotten. When man has built infrastructure and then moved on to newer technology these birds have moved in to use the left overs. More to come I think.

Shockoe Swifts
Acrylic on panel
8" x 8"
$ 100

Friday, May 19, 2006

Across from Best Buy

If you have spent any time in Richmond, or in any rural country side turned suburban metropolis like Downtown Short Pump, you have seen this place. It is the last hold out of the by gone era. This large farm has sat across the street from the Best Buy, Home Depot, Kohls, Target, and Walmart for almost 15 years. It is really no longer funtional though you can see all of the cast off functionality from the road. The grain silo and the multiple out buildings must have been useful at some point. Now there is a four lane stop light standing by, waiting for the road that will lead into this farm turned shopping center. It is beautiful, sad, inevitable, and somehow I really like the rythum of the stop lights against the sky. There is a backhoe parked in the grass 50 yards from the fence as I write this. There is a large gaping hole in the field to the right of the stop lights. I went out there the other day and took some photos so that I could finish this painting. I could hear it calling me.

Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 20"

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Fulton Gas Works

Sometimes I think that buildings and places speak to me because they know I listen.

The Fulton Gas Works has stood empty and gutted for as long as I have been here. (16 years!?) My friend EriK Robson and I would drive by it on our tours of places that make Richmond a city and not just a town. The metal blown out gas storage tank and the cool Art deco building that stands on risers has always seemed sacred in some way. I also knew that it was doomed. There was no possible way a building and structure like this could possibly survive a development onslaught. It isn't historical, there are no famous people related to it, it was just part of the infrastrucure that is no longer needed.
Then, came the ball park.
I finished this painting in January of 2005. I worked on it through the summer. I am not crying "Save the Gasworks!" I know it needs to go sometime. I am just saying, this is a great blues song I think should be heard. I think that is why it spoke to me. It has a song, sad, beautiful, and kinda funky.

Acrylic on Canvas
40" x 50"

This painting can be seen in real life at
Main Street Centre
600 E. Main St.
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Friday, May 12, 2006

In Your Ear

This painting of Shockoe Bottom Row houses was painted entirely on site. It is behind the Adam Craig house on 22nd Street. I didn't realize this was In Your Ear studios until Robin Thompson came out to see what I was painting. Everybody who stopped by from the studio was really great. They have really done a great job revitalizing this block. I really loved how the porch roofs contrasted. The house on the end is looks like half of a "Double House." This style of house was built pre-civil war.
24" x 24"
Acrylic on Canvas

Butch's Produce

This perpetually is it closed?/is it open? Richmond legend has always appealed to me. I liked the bike in front too.
24" x 32"
Acrylic on Canvas

Manteo Light

SOLD Thank you LINKS patron!

This view of the lighthouse in Manteo is a little idyllic but I really saw it so, I figured I should give it a shot.
32" x 32"
Acrylic on Canvas
$ 800

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Look Up

I am always looking for the cast off necessity in our environment. This water tank and tobacco warehouse are just two examples of our society creating and casting off its infrastructure. In a few years this warehouse will be condominiums. The global economy marches on. :)

4" x 4"
Acrylic on board
$ 100

Friday, April 28, 2006

World of Mirth

SOLD at the ART180 ART KARMA Benefit Auction
I painted this in the Fall of last year.

10" x 10"
Acrylic on board
$ 100

Tobacco Barn II

This barn is inspired by a cycling ride in the East End.

8" x 16"
Acrylic on Board
$ 100

East End Bridge

This is a painting of the 288 bridge over the James River in the East End of Richmond.
No matter how we feel about development I believe we must always look for the beauty around us.

8" x 16"
Acrylic on board
$ 100

East End Ride

This cycling painting is inspired by a ride in the East End of Richmond, Virginia.
It is larger than some of my paintings. If you have ever cycled near Battlefield Park you will recognize this turn. This field will likely be gone in the next 3 years from development. (If its not gone already.) That's why I painted it.

12" x 36"
Acrylic on board

Wetland Fishing

This image is inpired by the lowlands arround Hatteras, NC and Savannah, GA.
Approx. 10" x 20"


Thursday, March 23, 2006

First Street Barber Shop


This painting was purchased at the Fool for Art Auction for John Tyler Community College on April 1st.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Union Hill

Not for sale. Sadly I have fallen for my own painting. THis definitely does not make good business sense!

North of Baltimore

SOLD Thanks Sudi!

North of Baltimore


4" x 5"

This scene is inspired by the area that my wife's family hails from. We have made many trips there for family get togethers.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Syria Virginia

SOLD Thanks Sudi!

Syria Virginia $100

One of my favorite places to drive with my wife and family.

4" x 5"

Afternoon Ride

SOLD Thanks Sudi!

Afternoon Ride $100

Inspired by my bike ride out to Goochland and back yesterday.

3 1/2" x 5"

August Wetlands

August Wetlands $100

3 1/5 " x 5"

A scene of the inter-coastal waterway.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Corner Farm

Corner Farm 6" x 8"
This is a scene on one of the Hanover bike rides.


Sold Thanks to my patron SB :)

Orchard 4" x 5" $100

Friday, February 03, 2006

Seven Birds

Seven Birds
6" x 8"

Tobacco Barn

Tobacco Barn is inspired by places I have seen on bike rides around Richmond and Ashland.

Approx. 6" x 8"
$ 100

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Four and 1/2 Trees

The original painting is in a private collection.
12" x 18" prints are available.
$ 45

Fishing Spot

Yes the chair was really there.
30" x 72"

Chicago El

Chicago El
30" x 48"

Connected Landscape

Original of this painting is in a private collection.

Available as a digital print.

$ 45 12" X 18"

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Lines $100

Acrylic on Board

4" x 4"

Winter Trees at Sunset

Winter Trees at Sunset $100

Salt Dish

Salt Dish $100

Closed Tulips

SOLD at the Habitat for Humanity Benefit Auction
Closed Tulips $100

4" x 5"

Donated to Mary Munford Habitat for Humanity House Go to the Auction to check it out!

Open Tulips

Open Tulips $100

4" x 5"

Donkey Bottle Opener

This bottle opener has been in my family for at least two generations. I remember staring at as a kid. I finally took the time to paint it.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Latin Dancer Blue

Double House

To purchase this painting please email me.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Girl Looking


Autumn Birds

12" x 20"

Friday, January 13, 2006

Bus Stop

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Boy Looking

14" x 20"

Monday, January 09, 2006

New Painting

One of my students from my class.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Bus Stop #3

This is my third attempt at this scene. I really love this scene right near wear my parents live in Savannah, GA. It is a field in front of a home for boys. I always imagine a boy getting on the bus headed for the city after growing up in th country. I painted two earlier - smaller versions that I may post later. This painting is about 20" x 48".