Thanks for checking out my site!

I'm a Seattle based painter who has spent the last 30 years splitting my professional life between running an African Percussion school (Fremont Drum - www.congajoy.com) and painting on canvas. I mention this because my paintings are very influenced by rhythm and I usually listen to West African music when I paint.

As you move around the site, you will notice that I have divided my work into 5 different categories and that I paint in a variety of styles: 

1.  Personal Mythology - These works are playful, graphic and full of color. They embody my love of animals, music, celebration, ritual, mystery and Nature.

2.  Horizon - These paintings are response to graffiti art. Half the works in this folder are dreamy explorations of shapes floating over a horizon line, the other half a much more painterly look at what happens when a wall is covered with random shapes and colors over time.

3.  Inside Out - I've built up an industrial language of pipes, vents and grids and pasted them together in a free association sort of way to play with concepts of "inside" and "outside", "sacred space" and "liminal space".

4.  Mixed Bag - This category gives me a place to put some of my mini series ("Beach", "Quintet", "Julie", "Rookery"). Also included: a handful of works I created at The Vermont Studio Center over the last few years (The "Lumber" paintings, "Plant Medicine" and the "Arrows" paintings).

5.  Large Works - These large, unstretched canvases are my most musical compositions. Also included: a few of my versions of famous paintings ("Matisse Dance" and "Botticelli's Venus").

 

 

Please reach out to me and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you.

 

P.S. Check out the "slideshow" mode! (click on an image and then find the little arrow in the upper right hand corner).