Monday, October 24, 2011

"Bad Dads" at Spoke Art

This Saturday and Sunday, Spoke Art in San Francisco is opening their new show Bad Dads, a tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. I'm a big fan of him and his movies and the show is bound to be awesome. Here's my painting, based on the movie Rushmore:

She's My Rushmore. 24 x 12. Oil on Canvas

If you're going to San Francisco be sure to check out this show.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Old Haunts" in the Press

A write-up about my solo show "Old Haunts" was featured in the Long Beach Press Telegram today! (Right next to the Historic Cemetery Tours!) Check it out:

"Old Haunts" at Gallery Expo. Oct 7th - 26th. Artist Reception Oct 15th 6-9pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Old Haunts

Gallery Expo
has been kind enough to invite me to have a solo art show throughout the month of October. The title of the show is "Old Haunts" and it will feature over 20 of my paintings made over the past two years.

The show opens on Oct. 7th and will be on display until Oct. 26th.

If you can, please come to the Artist Reception on October 15th from 6-9pm.

Gallery Expo (More info on Gallery Expo's website)
4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807
Located in the EXPO Arts Center

Thanks and I hope you all can make it!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Beyond Eden

This weekend is Beyond Eden, an art fair in Los Angeles featuring some awesome galleries.
I am very excited to have my work in TWO of the shows: Cannibal Flower and Spoke Art's "Quentin vs Coen Round III"

For Cannibal Flower I'll have this painting up:

Where the Birds Gather. Oil on Wood. 20" x 16". 2011

and for "Quentin vs Coen" I made this:

Traditional American Folk Song. Oil on Wood. 16" x 12". 2011
Based on O Brother, Where Art Thou?

With all the galleries participating, this should be an absolutely amazing show.

The fair will be at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery on
Saturday, October 1st 6PM-11PM and
Sunday, October 2nd Noon-5PM

All the info can be found right here:

Monday, August 29, 2011

GPK x Gallery1988

Here is my painting for the Garbage Pail Kids tribute show at Gallery 1988!

Michael Mutant. Oil on Canvas. 12" x 16"

The show opens this Friday, Sept 2nd, from 7-10 pm at Gallery 1988: Melrose! and will be on display until Oct 1st! Come check it out!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cannibal Flower Turns 11

This Saturday, August 27, Cannibal Flower celebrates it's 11th Anniversary!

I'll have a painting in their huge group art show. There will also be live music, live performances, DJs, Fahsion shows, live painting and more!

Here's the Facebook Event Page with all the info: right here. <- right there.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Crazy 4 Cult Coverage, Pee Wee Herman, and UFOs

Lots of updates. First of all, Crazy 4 Cult 5 was awesome this year. Went to the opening and it was packed but went back last week and actually got to check it out and the work was amazing. Very honored to be part of it. Still on display til July 30th.

Check out G4's coverage of the show and watch out for my painting at the very end, right when the gallery's website is given!

Next up, this Friday is the opening of "I Know You Art, But What Am I?" a tribute show to Pee Wee Herman hosted by Gallery 1988: Venice.

Here's my piece inspired by the movie Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Opening Friday, July 29th 7-10 pm
Gallery 1988: Venice

Also, this whole weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I'll be in an art show hosted by MUFON (The Mutual UFO Network) as part of their 2011 Symposium, with this painting, as well as a few others.

Hyatt Regency, Irvine, CA
July 29 - 31st
MUFON 2011 Symposium

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Crazy 4 Cult 5

Tonight is the artists reception for Life is Just a Fantasy as well as VIVA x CANNIBAL FLOWER. So whats next?

Crazy 4 Cult 5 at Gallery1988!

(flyer image by Andrew Wilson)

(poster by Alex Pardee)

Over 100 artists make art based on their favorite cult classic movies. It is their 5th year doing this show and it's my first time participating in it, and I'm very excited.

So here's my piece, based on Spirited Away, and a bunch of others:

Oil on Canvas. 15" x 30"

The show opens on July 8th, and I hear the opening nights are crazy crowded. I'm really looking forward to this show.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


This Saturday, I'll also be participating in big group show hosted by Viva La Art and Cannibal Flower called (that's right!) VIVA x CANNIBAL FLOWER.

I'll have this little guy up:

Alleged Bigfoot. 2011. Oil on Canvas. 12 x 12.

50% of the proceeds of all sales go to StandUp for Kids, an organization that helps homeless children. Really happy to be a part of this show!

Monday, June 20, 2011

"Life is Just a Fantasy" Reception

Saturday is the Artists Reception for Life is Just a Fantasy, a group art show hosted by Gallery 9.

I have six pieces in the show including Cold Spot, Electronic Voice Phenomenon, and Before Afterlife. Prints of which will be available for sale!

Featured Artists:
Tiffany Davis-Rustam
Outi Harma
Candance Metzger
Erika Thorpe
And yours truly.

Previews of the work can be seen at

Show runs from June 4th - July 31st.

Regular Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 1pm - 5pm

Friday, June 10, 2011

Notes on Electronic Voice Phenomenon

I thought it might be interesting to come up with some notes on a few of the things that inspired this this little painting I did. I've always liked the idea of leaving my paintings completely open to interpretation, but I thought explaining some of the concepts behind this one would be fun. For me at least.

Electronic Voice Phenomenon. 2011. Oil on Canvas. 18" x 24"

1. Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) are audio recordings of noises that resemble human speech but are not the result of intentional voice recordings. At the time of recording, they are inaudible to the human ear, and they can only be heard upon playback. They are typically brief, usually only one word or a short phrase.

Some claim that EVPs are of paranormal origin and could be evidence of ghosts, demons, or other paranormal entities. Skeptics argue that EVPs have more natural explanations such as static, radio transmissions, background noise, pareidolia, or hoaxes.

2. Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon of finding significance, meaning, or patterns in vague or random stimuli. Examples include automatically seeing a smiley face when combing two dots and a line :), seeing the man on the moon, seeing shapes in the clouds, or seeing a religious icon in a grilled cheese sandwich.

In relation to EVPs, misinterpreting random, meaningless background noise as understandable words or phrases would be an example of pareidolia.

(The Face on Mars)

(A box that appears adorably shocked)

(The Virgin Mary miraculously appeared on a grilled cheese sandwich)

3. The Fiji Mermaid – The mermaid is one of the most iconic products of the human imagination. They can also represent the hidden, mysterious, and undiscovered – the secret, distant, unexplored realms of the earth where anything could exist.

Popularized by P.T. Barnum, the Fiji Mermaid was a common feature of sideshows, presented as the mummified body of a creature that was half mammal and half fish. It was made by sewing the torso and head of a baby monkey to the back half of a fish and covering it with paper-maché. It is a classic example of a hoax.

Fiji Mermaid

(An actual factual fiji mermaid!)

4. Retro-futurism – an artistic aesthetic influenced by depictions of the future prior to the 1960s, blending old-fashioned styles and futuristic technology. Such futuristic visions, offer a nostalgic, imaginative, and counterfactual image of what the future might have been, but is not.

(Forbidden Planet, featuring Robby the Robot)

[Sources: What I didn't just come up with myself is paraphrased from Wikipedia. Scholarly!]

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Three New Paintings

Uh oh, I haven't updated my blog in a while. Wellp! here are my latest three paintings that will be on display in a show titled "Life is Just a Fantasy" at Gallery 9 in Culver City. The Show will open on June 4th during the enormous, annual Culvery City Artwalk! (more details to come)

Electronic Voice Phenomenon
Oil on canvas
18"x 24"

Cold Spot
Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"

Before Afterlife
Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Been so busy lately but I do have a new painting coming very soon. Until then here's this:

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Art Show at Prime Grind Coffee

Hey Everyone!

9 of my paintings will be on display at Prime Grind Coffee in Downtown Los Angeles from now until February 26! Check it out if you're in the area! and if you're not in the area, get in the area and then check it out!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011