I’m pleased to report my “Green Tangle”, which was one of my earliest ones, moved to its new home in Long Beach, CA. It’s even more pleased to be there! Thank you Karen, I hope you enjoy it for years to come!
So my temporary desert studio space came to be because my friend Jason had just purchased a home out there, and then immediately went on tour with Redd Kross for three months (he’s the awesome guitar player!) and let me set up shop while he was away. I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity, and to thank him, I gave him this painting I created while I was there… which I titled “Mojave”, of course! So happy for it to be in its birth place!
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news “Tan Tangle” and “Blue Tangle” are officially “lost”. I brought them to the UPS store in Los Angeles (on Virgil at the intersection of Sunset and Hollywood. Yes, I’m naming names) to ship to a patron in Michigan. After a couple of weeks of them not arriving, I followed up with the UPS store and UPS HQ — which was not an easy or pleasant experience. Long story short, they had no record of my package ever even getting on a truck and leaving the store — which seems to suggest the package was taken from the store. I’m an honest, hard-working person, so I don’t want to suggest it was an employee, but… all I can say is the package was about the size and weight of a flat screen TV. They were (under) insured because I thought no way would they lose a package this size — but at least I got something. Anyway, if by chance you ever come across these paintings, PLEASE report it to me! No questions asked, but I would very much like them back.
When I was in college, one of my favorite films was Naked Lunch. Michael, who acted in it, just purchased my painting, “Canopy.” He has been working passionately on environmental issues through Climate Reality Project, so this abstract painting of trees at sunset really spoke to him. Thank you Michael! I hope you love it for years to come!
Courtney asked about commissioning me to paint the pictures seen over Amèlie’s bed (in her favorite movie, Amèlie). I had to tell her I was too busy, but would love to when I free up… knowing full well I was going to paint them and give them to her as a Christmas present. She has been such a super supporter and patron for so long, it was time to give back! I think they turned out quite well!
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of selling a painting! Troubled Tangle was purchased from the Bury the Lead show at Art Share LA, and moved to San Diego. I would like to thank Art Share and the collector, who was nice enough to share this photo of it in its new home. I think it looks great!
Orange Tangle, the painting that everyone seemed to gravitate toward at the Icons & Tangles show, has sold. It is hanging in the residence of a Hollywood director, and appears to be taking to its new home. It seems the presence of Danny DeVito in it sealed the deal! Perhaps we’ll see it again some day at my retrospective… but until then, rest assured that it will be well taken care of and enjoyed.
I had a Tangle in the Friends of Mt. Washington Elementary School Silent Auction extravaganza. It sold and raised money for a great cause: art programs and teaching assistants for this public school. I’m a big believer in public schools and art education, so I was very happy to help out. It was a fun night too, thanks guys! (below: the featured Tangle; patron leaving with Tangle in hand.)