Art Auction in Montana

The Yellowstone Art Museum is opening the Art Auction 53 Exhibition on Friday January 22. The Silent Auction is open for bidding March 1 until March 6 at 11:59 pm. I have a large painting in the auction, Healing Horizon, oil on plywood, 2020, 35″ x 71.5″.

You can view the artwork, the catalogue, and get tickets to bid by visiting their website here:

Transparent Personality in Arizona

When I made the large laser cut corten steel piece Transparent Personality, I had two pieces made and my brother bought one and had it installed outside his house in Cave Creek, Arizona. During a visit recently I was able to photograph it in the afternoon sunlight. Pretty amazing if I may say so about my own art!

Growing inventory

I am building up inventory and the walls are full, so I had to build a movable storage for new work.

Some changes

I made some changes to the painting, built and painted a frame and got a better photo. And then I decided on a different title: Born A Slave.

A new steel piece

For the first time, I have had a steel piece cut with water jet and the result is amazingly good. This piece is 60 x 30 cm (23.5″ x 11.75″). It is made in a stamped series of ten. The Abolitionist.
The photo was taken in near darkness with just ambient light. I love the soft shadow.

The Abolitionist

While reading a brick of a biography on Frederick Douglass, I was inspired to make a painting of him. He was a remarkable man; born a slave 1818 and with no formal education he became one of the fiercest fighters for emancipation and president Lincoln once said there was no man in the country whose opinion he would rather listen to. I am not sure the painting is done and I will let it rest for a while. Oil on plywood, 32 x 37 inches. I will probably make a glossy black frame.

Yellowstone Art Museum

This week I shipped a large horizon painting to the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana. The painting has been selected to be shown and included in the Yellowstone Art Auction 53. The physical exhibition will be on display from January 22 through March 6. Bidding for the auction will be online.
My painting is called Healing Horizon, oil on plywood, 2020, size 35″ x 71.5″

A new piece, Ensnared

A large, new piece is sitting in the studio, no room on the walls! Ensnared, oil on plywood and string, 47″ x 47″ or 120 x 120 cm.

New catalog printed

After several years it was time to print a new catalog. You can see it under the Art Catalogues link in red above. Pardon the mix of American and British spelling 🙂

Public art project

I have recently been working on a project for a public art piece. The plan is to plasma cut a 20 mm (3/4″) steel piece that is going to be 2,54 m (100″) tall and 1,83 m (72″) wide. Ideally it should be placed in an open landscape somewhere in New Mexico. These photos are of a plywood mockup. I am calling the piece Reverence.

Reverence in the Piedra Lumber Land grant area near Abiquiu.
Reverence with Cerro Pedernal in the background.