Immortalized on Banners

Here’s my Former Child Star Tangle in banner form! It was in downtown LA at the Garey Building and might be still. Thanks to Art Share LA for the opportunity, and all you do!

Limited Edition Giclée Prints Now Available

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!
Buy Now!

Troubled Tangle – sold!

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!

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Bury the Lead – Opening

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.

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Bury the Lead show at Art Share LA

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

New Tangle Complete

The latest installment of Tangles: The Secret Lives is now complete. I present to you, Sexy Tangle. Like the others in the series, it has its secrets which will be revealed under the black light. Take a peek and titillate your senses!

New Painting in the Works

For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on another painting, also part of the Tangles: the Secret Lives series. I don’t want to titillate you too much too soon, so I’m censoring how much I tell you about it… but suffice it to say, it promises to be very stimulating!

“Young Adult” @ Gallery 1988

I have a piece in this show, up now. Check it out!

Gallery1988 & Hello Giggles Present
“Young Adult”

Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 2, 7-10PM

February 2 – 23, 2013

Opening January 11 @ Gallery 1988 Venice

“The Humorist”
a tribute to one of the big screen’s funniest directors
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 11, 7-10 PM
January 11 – February 2, 2013
214 Pier Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Here’s a sneak peek at my Annie Hall Tangle that’ll be in the show. Hope to see you at the opening!

Opening Night at Gallery 1988: A Tribute to Judd Apatow

I’m a huge fan of the TV show Freaks and Geeks, so I jumped at the chance to immortalize it in a Tangle. I have been anxiously awaiting the opening of this show, and it did not disappoint! This was the first art event I’ve been involved in that actually had a line — a long line — to get in. I’m thrilled to have been a part of it, and to have sold my painting… to none other than Mr. Apatow himself! A huge thanks to him, Gallery 1988, my friends who came out, and everyone else who is always so supportive of my art and activities… Does it sound like I’m accepting an award? Maybe I should skip ahead to some photos from the night!

Judd Apatow fighting Martin Starr for my painting? See for yourself in this video!

Gallery 1988 – Judd Apatow Tribute Show from Gallery1988 on Vimeo.

Opening: A Tribute Show to Judd Apatow

I am going to have a painting in “A Tribute Show to Judd Apatow: an art show inspired by a comedic producer”. Mine is a Freaks and Geeks Tangle made special for the event. Here are all the details:

Gallery 1988
Opening: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7-11 pm. Must RSVP to attend: gallery1988melrose@gmail.com
7020 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

The show will be up until December 30, so check it out!

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Freaks and Geeks Tangle: complete!

I’ve been working hard on this painting for the Judd Apatow tribute show at Gallery 1988, and I’m pleased to announce… it’s done! Be sure to stop by the opening on December 4 to see it, and all of the other amazing art, in person!
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Making Of A Tangle

For those of you who have ever wondered just how a Tangle comes to be, wonder no more. Here’s a rare glimpse of a lot of my process.

The Secret Lives: Self-Destructive Musicians finished

Well it took much longer than anticipated, but The Secret Lives: Self-Destructive Musicians is now complete. It was with much love for these talented, tormented artists that I painted this… and yes, it has its secret too. Their legacies live on!

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The Secret Lives, part 6

I’ve been working on the 6th painting of Tangles: The Secret Lives, and this is my first to feature exclusively musicians. It’s too soon to show, and I don’t want to give away its secrets, but it’s coming along quite well. I’m anticipating finishing within the next month, and then starting another. For those of you keeping tabs, I’m still deciding what to do with “the big one”…

Upcoming Shows

I have agreed to create original work for several upcoming shows at Gallery 1988 in Hollywood. They’re not for a while (so more information will be coming later), but they’ve been having a lot of fun, pop culture-themed shows, and I’m excited to be involved.

LA Marathon

It’s not art related, but I have to tell you any way: I ran the LA Marathon yesterday! It was the second for me, and this year’s weather far surpassed the monsoon-like conditions of last year. Thanks in large part to the sunny skies and mild temperatures, my friend Julie and I were able to shave off almost 20 minutes from our previous finish time. It wasn’t easy, but we kept smiling almost the whole time (with the exception of a couple hills) and enjoyed seeing so much of the city on foot, and on a beautiful day. Time to put the feet up for a few days… then it’s back to painting!

Large Canvas = Trouble

I have been battling my 60 x 60 canvas, wrangling with its stretcher bars, trying so very hard to coax it into a nice, useable canvas. It has been plagued by technical problems, but it appears my perseverance has paid of—it has finally snapped into place! Now if I could only decide what to paint on it…

The Great Painting Exchange

After our 2009 show, Icons & Tangles, Andy Carey and I decided to make paintings for each other in our signature styles. Andy compiled a list of people who are meaningful to him to be Tangled, and I requested an Icon of one of my all time favorite people to have walked the earth: Michael Jackson. It took a while to become a reality, but it happened. Here’s the result.