4 More Pieces – Fighting Hibernation

I’ve been struggle with a couple things lately, and realized in these paintings that they are the same thing. My desire to be productive while my body tells me to rest, and my desire to paint something other than bears while my subconscious keeps producing them. The bear is a symbol of hibernation. It does not fight the natural cycle of sleep and activity. Part of being human is to think that we are different from the other animals when in reality we are same. I realize that the bear that keeps appearing in my work is me telling myself that it is ok to rest. I am acting against my natural cycle.

While I now realize this, I still do not accept it, and so the bear continues to emerge.

Shadow Of A Bear – 12″x24″ acrylic & pencil on wood

Where Are The Whales – 24″x24″ acrylic & pencil on wood

Submerge Emerge – 19″x21″ acrylic & pencil on paper

Bear Fights Hibernation – 24″x25″ acrylic & pencil on wood

2 New Paintings

Just finished 2 more paintings for this month. I also started working on some new music that I hope to post soon.

Sun – 19″x24″ on paper. acrylic, pencil, collage

Look For Mountains – 24″x25″ on wood. acrylic, pencil collage.


BEATOGETHER – February, Live Paint


BEATOGETHER is “a monthly gathering for like-minded individuals interested in forward thinking music.”

I will be live painting at the February event. 🙂

Here is the info….

Timeshare Gallery


328 NW Broadway Apt. #114, Portland, OR 97209 (in the Everett Loft block)

doors at 8:30pm, show at 9pm. FREE ADMISSION


They haven’t made a page for the February show yet, but here’s a link to the January facebook event so you can check out what to expect.. http://www.facebook.com/events/512907115396120/

First Paintings Of 2013

Just finished up my first couple piece of the year. 🙂 Last year I finished 27 piece. This year I expect to finish at least double.

The Struggle To Change 19″ x 24″ on paper acrylic, pencil, pastel, collage


Return 18″ x 19″ on wood acrylic & pencil

Press Club Opening

Tonight was the opening of my solo show at the Press Club in SE Portland. Thanks to Zack and everyone at the Press Club for putting on a great show! If you happen to be in the area be sure to stop by and check out my art and get some tasty food.