My paintings and drawings and once in a while a work that I like.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Fell Free to be Jealous

I will be hanging out in Palm Harbor, Florida for the next week and a half. Check out the weather forecast.

Seven Hundred Dollars

It's always a funny thing pricing artwork. It never comes down to something so mathematical as to say the materials cost 'X', I worked on this piece for a total of 'Y' hours and my hourly wage is 'Z' dollars, so therefore this painting is worth X + (YxZ). To me it seems like a game, if you go too high, you won't sell anything. If you go too low, then you just look silly.
After presenting my work to a group of young girls along with my friend Candice Stringham, I had been thinking a lot about my worth as an artist and my artistic value. I am quite an idealist when it comes to my work and would like everyone who wants one of my paintings to be able to have one, not mater what they could afford. But, what would happen to the worth of my work if I sold on a sliding scale, advertising "tell me what you can spare and we'll settle on that."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Guys Day

Today is an unofficial guys day and Mike took Pierson into his office, giving me a whole day of freedom. So, I decided to get a foot reflexology treatment at O Spa (PS. I think I fell asleep while Jessica was working on my second foot), then I went and got Sushi and strolled home to paint a couple of sketches and work on my rug.
I listened to the Go Go's, Jest to Brazil, Radiohead and Sonic Youth.

A couple of sketches:

Thanks Mike and Pierson. A toast to the best good guys ever.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I started my little-ish hooked rug over a month ago. It's a slow, steady process and while working I wonder how women made rugs to cover their entire homes. Yikes!

Generally I complete a painting in a couple of weeks (at most), and so, I always have new ideas rolling around in my head. It's so difficult for me to stay on task and finish what I have started because my mind is accustomed to moving on to the next thing by now.

Although I'm really wishing I wouldn't have started 'hooking' with such ambitious work and I miss using a paint brush, I don't want to sweep this under the rug before letting it reach it's potential. So, I'm getting off the computer and getting to work!

photo courtsey of Jamie Perkins

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Brooklyn, NY
I am a artist living in Brooklyn and currently an artist-in-residence with Chashama at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. I have been working in encaustic for the past few years, but am usually trying out a couple of different art making media at once. Peter Everett once called my work kitch, but I don't think it bothers me.