After drawing under Maestro Joe Biel for about six months, he encouraged me to paint. Though I did complete a handful of canvases (five to be exact) I did not feel ready to embark on that journey and put painting aside for another year to focus on drawing. Then I hit the ground running with my first plein-air landscape painting entitled, Government Island.

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Winter Stretch

oil on canvas
17.78 cm x 12.7 cm

  Winter Stretch   Seated nude female figure stretching after a sunbathing session in a wintery landscape featuring Mt. Hood.

Died Flowers

oil on canvas
20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Still Life

  Died Flowers   Beguiling still life featuring art-mannequin and wilting, died-red sunflowers.


oil on canvas
22.86 cm x 30.48 cm

  Gaulke   Portrait of my friend and patron, a verbal mastermind of our time, Mr. Bob Gaulke, of Portland. Commissioned by, and in the collection of, the subject. Thanks, Bob.


oil on canvas
18 cm x 13 cm

  Havarti   Posthumous portrait of a rat named Havarti. Read the story.

Mt. Hood - January

oil on canvas
17.78 cm x 12.7 cm

  Mt. Hood - January   Distant view of Oregon's Mt. Hood against a clear, blue, winter sky.

White Widow

oil on canvas
45.72 cm x 91.44 cm

  White Widow   Full standing portrait of satin-garbed bride in moody, outdoor nightscape. A crescent moon beams brightly as reflected on the silvery, midnight clouds. Dark shadowy figures loiter in the misty background watched from above by the heavenly bodies of the winter's night sky.


oil on canvas
20.32 cm x 15.24 cm

  Fixtures   Urban landscape featuring orange hydrant, blue post box and telephone pole. In the growing collection of Mr. Bob Gaulke.


oil on canvas
30.48 cm x 30.48 cm
Self Portrait

  Mauvalous   Self portait wearing mauve hat and matching mauve shirt on mauve background.

Sauvie Summer '03

oil on canvas
30.48 cm x 60.96 cm

  Sauvie Summer '03   Approaching Hyper-Real Abstraction?. Lush but mellow clearing with golden wheat field, hyper-green grassy knoll, poplars and scrub oaks. Sauvie Island, Summer, 2003. Collection of Ms. Arlander, Esq. of Denver, Colorado.

Snake River

oil on canvas
50.8 cm x 25.4 cm

  Snake River   Late summer landscape of eastern Washington along Snake River with browns and golds. Summer, 2003.
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