Archive for May, 2009

Andy Goldsworthy

May 26, 2009

New Painting

May 13, 2009


A few days ago I finished this painting. I think I’m going to call it The Perch. It is based off of some photos I took less than a month ago. It’s an area near my home. There were only two ways to get to this viewpoint. It’s either crossing a small natural bridge about a foot and a half wide with 100 foot drops on either side, or trekking through poison oak. This time I chose the latter since it’s been at least tens years since I walked the bridge and now seem to get vertigo. I’m really allergic to poison oak, so I made sure I was well covered and then showered afterwards in Fels Naptha soap. Which people claim gets the oils off of your skin.

In a month, this painting is going to be available through Signature Gallery. Limited edition prints will also be available through them. It will also be made into a printed mural that will go up in Brookings.

I wish my day was going to be like this.

May 12, 2009

Unfortunately, I am not going to have adventures like this today. So I will live vicariously through this animation by French animator Baptiste Alchourroun.

Clean Water Classic

May 11, 2009


The Clean Water Classic will be a new venue for me. I’m excited to have an opportunity to show my art there. The event is organized and put on by volunteers from the Pacific Northwest chapters of Surfrider Foundation and serves as one of their major fundraisers. The Classic is the only Pro/Am contest held in the region. In 2008 it attracted over 1000 spectators and nearly 150 contestants.

I’ll have several new paintings on display as well as new prints for sale. I hope some of you get a chance to come on out to enjoy the ocean, beach and the event.

Busy, Busy

May 5, 2009


My poor blog has been neglected lately. I’ve been busy with freelance, commissions, and well…surfing. I hope to post a new piece soon, which will also be available through my website Art and Surf. If you are headed to the Clean Water Classic, stop by and say hi at my booth. I will be displaying and selling art at the event. Above is a portion of a piece I am currently working on.