Sunday, May 31, 2009


This is a painting completed for a show at the Crossroads Gallery at ND downtown. The show focuses on Lationo Folklore and Legends. I approached my piece as filtering and retelling the Catholic Latino story of Our Lady of Guadalupe from a contemporary pop culture American viewpoint.


Clay Feet
Oil on Panel
84 x 48 in

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Study for Final Project

For my final project I envisioned using a series of multiple intense color glazes semi-opaque layers of white to distance the viewer from these cowboy images in essence creating a barrier between them and this nostalgic romanticized past.  Here is a study for the project that should be much larger in scale (this image is 8 x 10 in).  

Cowboy Portraits

Here are two from an incomplete series of portraits of B-Movie cowboy actors I painted this semester.  They focus on visually deconstructing the monolithic hero imagery associated with Western cinema. 


Here is the first upload of the new work I've been doing this semester focusing on the American West as means of discussing national character and the current social American landscape.

Mixed Media and Oil on Panel (30 x 40)

Friday, May 8, 2009



Three paintings part of the Group show entitled "Mythonomy" featuring the works of Joel Ottman, a fellow painting MFA at Notre Dame and Timothy Vermulen of Chicago. 

Ambush (30 x 40) Oil on Canvas

St. Simon (9 x 12) Oil on Panel

HULK GRILL!  (11 x 14) Oil on Panel

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ubernatur Curiousities

Works Part of the Group show at the Spurious Fugitive Gallery entitled Ubernatur Curiousities.  The show also featured works by Justin Miller and Leonard Gridley.
January 2nd - January 28th 2008.

An Apparent Failure of Trajectory (9 x 12) Oil on Canvas

Potentially Profound (18 x 24) Oil on Panel

 A Dim Passage (24 x 36) Oil on Panel

Home Sweet Home  (8 x 10 ) Oil on Panel

Small Works

A series of small panels created in 2007

Watermelon Windup (5x5) oil on panel

Ken (4x4) oil on panel

Le Grand Royale  (5x5) oil on panel

Ducky (4x4) oil on panel

Toy Paintings (Post 1)

Domino Optimo Maximo (16 x 20) Oil on Canvas

Operatioin (11 x 14) Oil on Canvas

Danger Lurks (11 x 14) Oil on Canvas

Manifest McDestiny (16 x 20) Oil on Canvas

Betrayal (11 x 14) Oil on Canvas

Prison (11 x 14) Oil on Canvas