“Moment by Moment” 35×74

c 107 Moment by Moment 35x74 web

Of utmost importance to me is the development of color and palette. By using so many layers to build the paintings color develops new meaning and depth. Multiple colors layered and blended convey a sense of connectivity and integration while at the same time suggest a feeling of isolation and disconnect.  These two ideas working simultaneously are representative of the contradictory world in which we live.

“Immersion” 23×17

A multilayered exploration into line, memory and color.c 103 Immersion 23x17 web

“Transitory Moments of Indiscriminate Depth” 40×30

Within thoughts about line and it’s representation I consider how these marks orient in relation to one another.  The contrast of the horizontal to the vertical, where the horizontal references the landscape and the vertical the human form, plays on the idea of man integrating and altering an environment

c 106 Transitory Moments of Indiscriminate Depth 40x34 web copy

“Unseen and Unimaginable” 36×47

Using straight lines to create curvature and volume. To represent the recklessness of going against natural forces.

L 10 Unseen and Unimaginable 36x47 web

“Transient Layers and a Quickening Pulse” 20×16

Painting draws you into the unknown where spirituality breathes.

c 101 Transient Layers and a Quicking Pulse 20x16 web

“Accumulation” 16×20

There are no perfect lines in nature.

Perfect lines are the idealization of the concept of no curvature and cannot exist in nature. They are figments of our imagination and reach for the unattainable. Lines as we represent them define our wonderful imperfections.c101 Accumulation 16x20 web



Studio Visit

A wonderful studio visit and write up by my friend Gary Brewer where we talked about work and my history and evolution into painting. Thank you Gary and artandcakela !

Studio visit with Bryan Ida. Thoughts on Origin Myths and Fate…

Movement, Fluid and Light

Art is not an object it is the inspiration to feel deeply

Instead of thinking about dominance and aggression I would like to think about humanity and the human condition.



MAS Attack 13 at TAM

Mutual Appreciation Society will be having their final show at Torrance Art Museum. It’s a one night celebration of artist and art. Pease come down and join the fun.


332 Civic Center Drive, Torrance


The Billboard Creative

One of my pieces “Embarcadero” will be reproduced on a billboard at Western and Franklin for the month of December. I am excited to see if it scales up in a nice way. There is so much to learn about scaling and I am grateful for the opportunity. Thanks to The Billboard Creative for the space.


c 82 %22Embarcadero%22%22 39x65 web