The (almost) Daily

  • Outside influence

    ‘What’s up with those paintings you’ve been posting?’ My dad asked me the other week. Like a scream for help, hard black, reds, and whites sp...
  • Painting in Paris

    Standing over my empty canvas, paint in hand, I was a bit daunted. Five days into a 9 day trip to Paris, I had now seen countless masters of art ...
  • Anger erupting onto canvas, beginning a new journey

    All I wanted to do was paint the canvas with a thick heavy layer of black acrylic and watch it drip onto the ground. The feelings so muddled, dar...
  • Incremental growth

    Months ago I decided to dive deeper on painting, not flip techniques as soon as my attention began to wander a bit. It was a departure, in part, ...
  • Next steps

    To Petra, I am forming this to you as a letter open to the people who follow my art as I think this information, thoughts, and questions may be int...
  • Endings and beginnings

    To put into words the events and revelations of the last week is rather difficult. How does one take the final moments of a very important chapter...
  • Rough times (again)

    Sometimes I feel like a broken record when it comes to all the rough times I’m going through and how I feel, but, I’m actually ok that. Talking ...
  • The point is to try

    Yesterday was another intense day of painting. I crashed through more canvas and paint than I probably should have...my room is littered with n...
  • It’s all in the wrist

    I was terrified of leaving Los Angeles last week. Was I going to be able to create out of the comfort zone that I’ve made? My morning coffee, the ...
  • Going to purple, failure as a new beginning

      I call it ‘going to purple.’ That moment of frustration when I look at a canvas, hate everything I see, and fuck it all up. Sometimes I use a b...
  • Transitions and failure

    It was bound to happen, as it happended in the past. A night where everything seems to come to a screaming halt and I smash my face into a crea...
  • The art and fun of wasting paint

    There’s a point to wasting paint. There’s also a lot of fun in wasting paint. Lots. As strapped as I am for money at this point in my art life I r...