Category Archives: Paintings and Influences

State Protection

“State Protection” is the name of  a painting that was purchased in 2018. A year ago, I had it reproduced as a giclee print (edition of 100) in the same 12″ x 12″ format. This month, a reproduction was purchased … Continue reading

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Soli Deo Gloria Studio 2018-2020

During this mandatory corona virus shut down, I am thankfully catching up on my blog posts! My last post was the commission “Taste and See” in 2018 — a busy year that extended its craziness right into 2020! God’s faithfulness … Continue reading

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“Taste and See”

A Thanksgiving Day Post I am so thankful for Walter and Cathy!  They discovered my work at New Charlotte Church and looked me up at my Asheville studio. On August 6th they were ready to commission a painting of suitable … Continue reading

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The Gift of Gold II — The Story of The Prodigal Son

For the patrons who purchased my The Return of the Prodigal — Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary too! As promised — a bit of explanation — thought process and working process for your new painting. If you read my previous post … Continue reading

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The Gift of Gold – I

  Last year when I was about to begin a large commission called The Fisherman, I received an email from this sweet lady who had found my studio on the River Arts District website. She wrote, My father passed away a … Continue reading

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Cherry Bounce/The American Elections: An Invitational Exhibit at the William King Museum

Last year, guest curator Eric Drummond Smith invited me to be part of the “historical” show Cherry Bounce/ The American Elections at the William King Museum in Abingdon, VA. It was historical in subject matter–its theme the history of the American … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Painting / “The Fishermen” (2015)

Anatomy commonly relates to the dissection of an animal or plant in order to study its structure. But it is also defined as an analysis or minute examination. This is an analysis of a painting that came to be titled “The Fishermen.” My only regret: I … Continue reading

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Epiphany: “a showing forth” of Jesus

HAPPY NEW YEAR from SOLI DEO GLORIA STUDIO Epiphany is a Christian festival observed on January 6th. It commemorates the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles in the persons of the Magi or Wise men; the Twelfth-day of the Christmas celebration which ends the last … Continue reading

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Moving to Warehouse Studios #6 in Asheville’s River Arts District

I will miss the artists at The Pink Dog Creative, owners Hedy Fisher and Randy Shull, and the space there that David Holt shared so graciously with me since January 2016. Glass Sky Enterprises purchased my former studio at 140 Roberts Street Studio, so … Continue reading

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The Presentation

The Presentation 36 x 36 oil and charcoal on canvas This week my painting titled The Presentation found a home in Arlington, Tennessee. Dallas and Stefanie visited my studio in the River Arts District of Asheville earlier in the month and called to tell … Continue reading

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