Long Road

Sometimes it’s a joy just to work on a small scale canvas or paper, just to put something down, to clear the air, let whatever’s pent up just go through the fingers. Long roads, but thankfully not lone roads, not all the time at least. 8″ x 8″; acrylic on canvas

Milton Avery

Regardless of whether you’ve heard of Milton Avery or not, his work will speak for him. His figures and his colors, so simple but of so much expression. Simplicity is something I’ve always struggled with, and I enviously admire those who bath in it with a glass of champagne on the side.  

Windows – Tishk Barzanji

I only recently stumbled upon Tishk Barzanji’s work, yet somehow it’s as if I’ve seen the ingredients of his pieces before, in everything, everywhere. But they’re all in their perfect form here, in a delicious soup of modern nostalgia. It’s a common saying that great art has depth, as in a depth that keeps your…

Bold Symphonies – Arvind Kolapkar

Sometimes I’m guilty of forgetting that art is such a diverse and endless landscape, and I get stuck trotting on well known grounds and never leave. It’s works from artists such as Arvind Kolapkar that snaps me out of that daze and plays me a different note, and I become amazed at how personal his…

The Free Figure – Milt Kobayashi

There’s always an attraction to the loose, free flowing figure without bounds. Milt Kobayashi for the day with his muted, yet somehow saturated palettes and expressive studies of the human form.

Streams of Consciousness

Tangled Space – Steam of consciousness drawings I’ve been sort of exploring this idea of drawing whatever comes to my hand, my mind at one particular moment and not letting myself plan to draw. Recently I’ve come to question why people stop doodling and start “drawing”, because what drawing meant for a kid is straight…

Diebenkorn

Ever since I moved back to the West Coast of America, I’ve been paying more attention to the field of colors here, and I’m starting to recognize the combinations in paintings by below: Diebenkorn, and Daughters, etc as well as in real life. For me, it almost gives off this smell of dry air and a feeling…

Sound and Fury – Per Kirkeby

It’s fair to say, of the contemporary artists I’ve been soaking in recently, Per Kirkeby‘s art struck a chord that I thought only I knew the sound of. Contemporary art is a tricky thing for me. For a long time I couldn’t understand it. I honestly can’t say I do even now, or if my…

The Figure in the Distance-Cathy Hegman

In the course of the film, Millennium Actress by the incredible Satoshi Kon, the main protagonist is forever chasing a vision she has of a man walking in the distance. The unattainable. I’ve always found things more interesting when seen for a second at the corner of the eye. The curiosity is peaked. I have a…