Pipes

At McMenamins we started painting exposed pipes, treating them as opportunities for creativity. Hence, I gravitated to painting the 2” pipe elbow which formed the perfect shape for whimsical faces.  I love the size, weight and shape of these miniature sculptures.

Imaginary Landscapes (Guardino Gallery Show 2015)

I have a habit of keeping a small drawing pad in which I draw imaginary concepts and/or places.  I troll through the pictures, and when one grabs me, I develop it into a painting.  The original drawing is enlarged and painted in color achieving a fullness only suggested by its humble origins and sometimes it really surprises me.