Saturday, December 4, 2010

New mixed media drawing/painting finished

I finally pretty much finished up a drawing that I started a year ago. Although I did not work on the picture everyday, it took a ton of time to finish. The image is 4 x 4 feet on a piece of plywood. I painted it first with white paint a couple of times, then randomly applied colored inks using various methods. Then, of course, I went back with rapidograph pens of a couple of different thicknesses to find and delineate weird stuff. The title of the drawing is "Manic Depression". Thus far, I have not been able to get a good image of the piece because it is pretty big and a bit shiny. I do have some images anyway that may give you an idea.

Manic Depression 4 x 4 feet

Detail 1

Detail 2

Detail 3

Detail 4

I have some drawings in a couple of books

I have a few drawings in a cool new book entitled "Visionary Art Yearbook: 2010-2011". Otto Rapp, who started the online group for Visionary artists, put this beautiful book together. The book includes works by artists from around the world. I have artwork on pages 37, 92, 142, 143 and the inside of the back of the dust jacket (the piece entitled Disintegration on page 142 was a collaboration between myself and Deb Valentine, although it was mislabeled and my name is not associated with it). This book can be purchased at the Blurb Online Bookstore.

I also have two collaborative drawings that I did with Bernard Dumaine of France in a book called Miximages, which is also for sale on the Blurb Online Bookstore. This book is an incredible compilation of many of Bernard's surreal collaborations that he has done with artists from around the world.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Energy Art Exhibition July - August 2010

The opening reception for the Energy Art Movement's "Energizing Radiance" show on 9 July 2010 at Gallery Fifty Six on 2256 Central Ave., Memphis, TN went well. We had lots of folks show up for the opening, and several sales were made including my piece "Dreaming of Id"!

Dreaming of Id

The show is scheduled to come down next Tuesday, but several pieces in the show will remain in the gallery for an additional month including the other piece I had in the show, "Infinity". If you are in the area, please go by and check it out! For more info about the show go to my page about the show on my web site.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Energy Art Exhibit and New Collaboration Finished

I will have two pieces of art, "Dreaming of Id" and "Infinity", in an upcoming group show put on by the Energy Art Movement. The show is entitled "Energizing Radiance" and it will be held at Gallery Fifty Six, 2256 Central Ave., Memphis, TN from 9 July - 3 August, 2010 with the opening reception from 5 to 8 PM on 9 July.

Dreaming of Id


In other news, Soon Ee Ngoh, an art professor at Mississippi State University, and I just finished up a collaborative drawing entitled "Dacetine Radiation". This 22 X 22 inch pen drawing was done for the Artists Incentive Program at Mississippi State University and will hang in the Clay Lyle Building on the campus of MSU. I did the central portion with the circle and ants, and Soon Ee did the outside with the plants and other cool stuff.
Dacetine Radiation

Thursday, April 22, 2010

2010 Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition

I had two pieces of art, "Organic Cosmic Lock" and "Ossiforestation", accepted in this years Cotton District Arts Festival Juried Art Competition held in Starkville, MS on 17 April 2010. After the judging was over, I somehow managed to win Best of Show with "Organic Cosmic Lock" and first place in the painting/drawing division with "Ossiforestation"! Both awards included nice cash prizes too, so I was more than happy. In a student art competition held in conjunction with the festival, my son won first place in the photography divsion and an honorable mention in the art division for 8th and 9th grades.

Organic Cosmic Lock


I had my drawing "Echinodermatter" included in a compilation art book entitled "Imagine the Imagination: New Visions of Surrealism" published by Negoist Publishing Co. based out of Poland. The book includes works by 100 surreal artists from around the world. This is a very nice book, full of weirdness! The book can be ordered at