My work is comprised of handmade one-of-a-kind PAINTINGS on canvas and handmade original PRINTS on paper. My CYANOTYPES are individually sensitized, exposed and toned from my photographs (with a recent excursion using public domain images to create composites), my DRYPOINTS are derived from my photographs, and in the case of MONOTYPES as a unique drawing. I show and sell no computer generated reproductions, no Gicleé, no NFT 's, and never any AI. Most of my work is available for purchase, and my recent works are available for purchase on this website directly from the respective IMAGE in the by-year pages or from the PURCHASE ONLINE link on the header. 


The 2024 SFSA show season is about to begin, but until then, new artworks can be purchased here!

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Sky Candy
Oil on Canvas 24x24"
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Do Not Molest I
Cyanotype on Paper 8.5x11"
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Big Bear Juniper
Drypoint on Paper 5x7"
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Pity The Foo 230726
Cyanotype on Paper 8.5x11"
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November Bloom
Oil on Canvas 36x48"
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Peoria AZ Palo Verde
Cyanotype on Paper 8.5x11"
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Kasha Katuwe
Toned Cyanotype on Paper 8.5x11"
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Koi 39
Monotype on Paper 17x27"
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Phoenix Looking West
Oil on Canvas 24x24"
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Santa Fe From the Canyon
Oil on Canvas 24x24"

oil colors…

My current run of OIL PAINTINGS are a departure from earlier works. I do love the colors and textures of the skies, mountains and deserts of New Mexico and the desert southwest. Working with a rough grisaille and multiple layers of glazes, washes and overlaid brushwork, I hope to do justice to these landscapes and cloudscapes. 


cyanotypes…

The CYANOTYPE, an iron-based photographic process, was the first simple, practical, non-silver photograph. Discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1842, just three short years after the announcement of the discovery of photography, the cyanotype provided permanent images in an array of rich prussian blues.  The toning process I use to change the image from blue, is a second processing step using black and green teas, yerba mate, coffee, even red wine and wine tannins yielding a variety of permanent sepias.

prints…

DRYPOINTS are a very traditional method of printmaking, the image is created by incising into a plate, coating the plate with ink, wiping the surface ink away, and then pressing the remaining image onto paper. Due to the inevitable degradation of the engraved surface, drypoints are by necessity printed in short editions.

MONOTYPES are technically prints, but a transferred image of only one. My process normally involves drawing on a fully inked glass sheet, removing the ink using razor blades, solvents, and or a variety of scraping tools, then transferring the remaining image by hand to paper.


the artist…

A 1975 graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, I found work as a graphic artist/designer for the bulk of my career. A self-imposed hiatus from work life in 1985 was spent exploring oil painting and monotype printmaking. Happily I now spend my time exploring the deserts, canyons and mountains of New Mexico, the Southwest US and elsewhere, reimagining and recombining those sights onto paper and canvas.