Art

Gentle on my Mind

I went to a show in Lexington at a great guitar shop called The Music Emporium. It was the best show I have ever been to. I was inspired to do this painting as an ode to the evening, the band, and the shop.

When I completed the painting, I returned to the shop. I walked around reveling at the guitars. A man came up to speak with me.

Can I help you

Do you guys trade guitars?

Yeah sure we do, what do you have? 

I have a few guitars in the trunk of my car let me bring them in.

This better be good kid! 

I returned with the 3x5 ft painting of the concert, and things got quiet.

What do you want for it?

I don’t know much about guitars but I know tho is a special piece and I would just expect a special guitar in return.

They set me up with acoustic Martin, case pick and all! It was the coolest thing I have ever done with a painting.

Nonsense

Playing around here with contradictory sayings and different kinds of wordplay. It made for a nice textural piece to put up on a wall... or to be lost in a sketchbook somewhere at the bottom of a filing cabinet, to be found many years from now. 

A Room

I'm heading to Casey and Angela's wedding this weekend. They are great friends of mine, so I wanted to do something special for them. I recreated an Edward Hopper piece "A Room in New York". They both moved to Virginia to start a life together. I found this piece to speak to their story. A couple that only needs each other to stay entertained. Cheers, and a happy marriage to you both!

 

The Reproduction

The Reproduction

The Original - Edward Hopper

The Original - Edward Hopper

Knock Knock

An old college pal, Justin Robinson, approached me about doing a mural on a wall in his office. I was pumped, so I put together a proposal deck. I considered illustration, typographic treatments, and other painting-related ideas, but then, an installation idea hit me that I knew I had to make a reality.

This piece was inspired by a work done by Joseph Kosuth entitled "One and Three Chairs". In his Installation there hung a photograph of a chair, there sat a physical chair, and next to that hung a definition of a chair. In the piece the audience is called to question the reality of a chair.

Drizly deals with alcohol delivery, where they are playing with the reality of the door. They've turned your front door into your refrigerator door. 

Special thanks to: Jim, Dad, Ben, Nick and Mike.

Stillman

A 3x4 ode to the North End in Boston. This one took me a while, but when I finished, I made post cards and put them in the mailboxes of the building. Luckily I was able to connect with one woman who was interested in purchasing the piece. I now hangs on the wall of Stillman.