For the birthday of my long-time patron, super-supporter and friend, this year I gave Jen “Pink Tangle.” It now resides in Atwater Village (LA, CA), and I’m thrilled it does! Thank you for everything Jen!
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!
As many of you may know, I had to leave my beloved Equestrian District studio last year. It was a difficult loss. In Los Angeles it’s hard to find affordable studio space, so I tried to make due at home — but home wasn’t cutting it! An opportunity just presented itself that I can’t pass up — free temporary studio space in Yucca Valley. The Mojave Desert is one of my favorite places, so having a reason to go so often is going to be a dream! I can see Joshua Trees from my window! I’m in love!
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!
Just in time for the holidays, Troubled Tangle is now available as a print!
It’s a high-quality, signed and numbered archival giclée print on bright white, 24 x 24 inch cotton paper (image size is 22 x 22 inches). A great gift for art lovers, the celebrity obsessed… or for yourself!
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!
The opening of Bury the Lead at Art Share LA was fantastic. The show featured an eclectic and excellent group of artists, and I’m proud to be one of them. Thank you to everyone who came, including my parents (who came all the way from Michigan!), and thank you to everyone at Art Share. It was a great night.
I’m happy to announce five of my paintings from Tangles: The Secret Lives are going to be in the Bury the Lead show at Art Share LA.
OPENING: September 10, 2016, 7-10pm
SHOW RUNS SEPT 7 — SEPT 25
ART SHARE LA
801 E. 4TH PLACE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90013
Tangles: The Secret Lives (7 total so far) were just photographed by the fine folks of Static Medium ( http://www.staticmedium.com/ ). Limited edition archival prints will be coming in the near future. Stay tuned!