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Ripple, Oil on masonite, 24" X 24", 2014

Ripple, Oil on masonite, 24" X 24", 2014

Every person sends out his/her own vibration into the Universe. Will you choose to spread a positive or negative ripple through the psychic energy field around you? Prints of this image can be bought here.

Freed(rea)m, 2014, Oil on Masonite

Freed(rea)m, 2014, Oil on Masonite

There is no "wrong" way to dream. Freedom can be found within. Prints can be purchased here.

Acid Rain, 2010, Oil on canvas

Acid Rain, 2010, Oil on canvas

The rain cloud bursts in technicolor from multiple perspectives overhead. A print of this image can be purchased here.

"Run, Jump, Fly", Oil on masonite, 24"X24", 2014

"Run, Jump, Fly", Oil on masonite, 24"X24", 2014

As the horse gallops along and begins to leap, wings sprout from his body and he flies instead. Prints can be purchased here.

Every Forest is Enchanted, 2010, Oil on masonite

Every Forest is Enchanted, 2010, Oil on masonite

The magic of the forest shoots up into the sky and reaches down below the surface of the soil. A print of this image can be purchased here.

To the Between, 2010, Oil on canvas

To the Between, 2010, Oil on canvas

A small figure crosses a bridge from his normal consciousness to his dream consciousness. His third eye is wide open while his two other eyes are closed. A print of this image can be purchased here.

The Hand Creates Beauty (Mudra), 2010, Oil on masonite

The Hand Creates Beauty (Mudra), 2010, Oil on masonite

As an artist, I produce my paintings with my hands. My hands are the instruments of my mind. They are the means I have for making the non-material ideas of my mind into physical images. A print of this image can be purchased here.

Cosmic Sea-faring Peacock, 2013, Oil on canvas

Cosmic Sea-faring Peacock, 2013, Oil on canvas

Waves crash against the breast of the cosmic peacock as alien-eye space pods encircle her neck and bat their lashes. 

Treelife, 2010, Oil on canvas

Treelife, 2010, Oil on canvas

A fruit seed implants itself into the womb of the earth. A small, white sapling emerges from the ground and after a long time, a full grown tree is rooted where there was once only a seed. Just as the seed took root in the earth, other animals start their own homes in the branches of the tree. This image is available as a print here.

Year of the Horse, Oil on Masonite, 2014

Year of the Horse, Oil on Masonite, 2014

The wooden horse emerges from the ocean as a beautiful woman dances in joy. 2014 is the Year of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. In Chinese culture, the Horse symbolizes freedom and power. Prints can be purchased here.
 

Apple Tree, 2011, Oil on canvas

Apple Tree, 2011, Oil on canvas

Life flourishes in the branches of an apple tree. 

The Crow and the Scorpion, 2005, Oil on canvas

The Crow and the Scorpion, 2005, Oil on canvas

The crow sees the scorpion and swoops down upon it thinking he will have an easy meal. Looks can be deceiving. It is the crow that will be losing its life in this encounter.

 

The Rooster (Dawn), 2002, Oil on canvas

The Rooster (Dawn), 2002, Oil on canvas

The sun rises and the crowing rooster announces the beginning of a new day.

 

Rainforest (Abundance), 2005, Oil on canvas

Rainforest (Abundance), 2005, Oil on canvas

Carlton Lear commissioned me to do a piece reminiscent of 'Cat's Dream.' He wanted an image of a tropical paradise and the animals found there. 'Abundance' was a title I thought up for the piece. I always try to look for abundance in my own life and there is no place more abundant than the rainforest. A print of this image can be purchased here.

Cat's Dream, 2001, Oil on canvas

Cat's Dream, 2001, Oil on canvas

The cat dreams of pouncing on exotic prey in a lush forest of psychedelic colors.

 

3 Camels, 2009, Oil on canvas

3 Camels, 2009, Oil on canvas

Three camels cross the desert under a starry night sky as the howling wind blows from behind.

Savanna, 2010, Oil on masonite

Savanna, 2010, Oil on masonite

The long neck of the giraffe allows it to reach the highest leaves on the tree. Elephants and lions are also visible if one looks hard enough across the savanna. 

Kinkade's Nightmare, 2009, Oil on canvas

Kinkade's Nightmare, 2009, Oil on canvas

This title of this painting was a playful jab at Painter of Light, Thomas Kinkade, who often creates images of light houses and homes in forests. In this image, a sea monster attacks the light house with its suction-cupped tentacles. 

Icarus and the Rhino, 2008, Oil on canvas

Icarus and the Rhino, 2008, Oil on canvas

Icarus is depicted as an astronaut flying too close to the sun. In this version of the story he encounters a rhino as his wings begin to fall apart. 

Rocketman and Sweetcheeks, 2010, Oil on masonite

Rocketman and Sweetcheeks, 2010, Oil on masonite

I will never tire of painting images depicting people embracing. Everyone needs human contact and the hug is the best form. A hug is something that can be shared between any two people regardless of age or gender. Prints can be purchased here.

Mother Earth, Father Sky and the Sun, 2006, Oil on canvas

Mother Earth, Father Sky and the Sun, 2006, Oil on canvas

This mythologic image features a portrait of my wife, Suneeta, as Mother Earth striding through the waves. I guess that would make me Father Sky, although you can only see a bit of my ear and brow.

 

Remover of Obstacles, Oil on masonite, 24"X36", 2014

Remover of Obstacles, Oil on masonite, 24"X36", 2014

In Hindu mythology, Ganesh, the elephant-headed god is the remover of obstacles. Prints can be purchased here.

Jiva, Oil on masonite, 12"X36", 2014

Jiva, Oil on masonite, 12"X36", 2014

In the Jain religion it is believed that all things, including inanimate objects have a "life force", called "Jiva". Prints can be purchased here.
 

Birth of Venus, 2003, Oil on canvas

Birth of Venus, 2003, Oil on canvas

From the ancient Greek myth; Venus, the goddess of love and beauty was born from the ocean. The story of her birth symbolizes the divine touch of beauty being brought into the world.

 

The Recital, 2008, Oil on canvas

The Recital, 2008, Oil on canvas

The mermaid blows her horn as the pirate fiddles away on his cello. The recital has begun and the mood is building. 

3 Little Birds (Spring #4), Oil on Masonite, 2011

3 Little Birds (Spring #4), Oil on Masonite, 2011

With flowers in bloom and chirping birds in flight, Spring's abundance brings sensory delight. Prints can be purchased here.

Desert Trip, 2006, Oil on canvas

Desert Trip, 2006, Oil on canvas

Strange creatures populate this desert landscape. Is it a mirage or a psychedlic vision? 

Dancers at Dawn, 2005, Oil on canvas

Dancers at Dawn, 2005, Oil on canvas

My good friend, John Halcyon Styn, commissioned me to paint an image that would remind him of our time at Burning Man. His requirements included a portrait of him, a portrait of me and portraits of his brother, his brother's wife, his grandfather, and my brother (Jim, Jen, Caleb and Brandon).

 

Communication #2, 2000, Oil on canvas

Communication #2, 2000, Oil on canvas

Ideas are communicated through face to face interaction. One generation communicates with the next generation and knowledge is passed down through the ages. Progress, hopefully, is made as the culture evolves.

Humanity, 2004, Oil on canvas

Humanity, 2004, Oil on canvas

Even when there is no one else to see, our actions are witnessed. One aspect of Buddhist philosophy is the idea of compassion for others.

 

The Pilgrimage, 2005, Oil on canvas

The Pilgrimage, 2005, Oil on canvas

The monks reverently follow the path towards their sacred place.

The Saint and the Porcupine, 2004, Oil on canvas

The Saint and the Porcupine, 2004, Oil on canvas

Sometimes, when a person is feeling hurt emotionally, he will lash out at those people who are trying to help him and show him love.

 

What is in a Man's Heart?, 1999, Oil on canvas

What is in a Man's Heart?, 1999, Oil on canvas

This         piece asks the question; 'what is in a man's heart that makes him take         the life of another man?' I painted it as a response to the ethnic cleansing         in Kosovo that occurred in 1998-99.

Go To Hell Tours, 2009, Oil on canvas

Go To Hell Tours, 2009, Oil on canvas

A busload of tourists take snap shots as the Devil oversees his demons torturing the souls of sinners.  Our culture has developed a thirst for violence as entertainment.

The Puppeteer #2, 2005, Oil on canvas

The Puppeteer #2, 2005, Oil on canvas

Even the king can be controlled by evil. In most myths and stories whether referring to 'Lord of the Rings' or The Bible, good overcomes evil, which might account for this devil's worried look.

 

Ripple, Oil on masonite, 24" X 24", 2014

Every person sends out his/her own vibration into the Universe. Will you choose to spread a positive or negative ripple through the psychic energy field around you? Prints of this image can be bought here.

Freed(rea)m, 2014, Oil on Masonite

There is no "wrong" way to dream. Freedom can be found within. Prints can be purchased here.

Acid Rain, 2010, Oil on canvas

The rain cloud bursts in technicolor from multiple perspectives overhead. A print of this image can be purchased here.

"Run, Jump, Fly", Oil on masonite, 24"X24", 2014

As the horse gallops along and begins to leap, wings sprout from his body and he flies instead. Prints can be purchased here.

Every Forest is Enchanted, 2010, Oil on masonite

The magic of the forest shoots up into the sky and reaches down below the surface of the soil. A print of this image can be purchased here.

To the Between, 2010, Oil on canvas

A small figure crosses a bridge from his normal consciousness to his dream consciousness. His third eye is wide open while his two other eyes are closed. A print of this image can be purchased here.

The Hand Creates Beauty (Mudra), 2010, Oil on masonite

As an artist, I produce my paintings with my hands. My hands are the instruments of my mind. They are the means I have for making the non-material ideas of my mind into physical images. A print of this image can be purchased here.

Cosmic Sea-faring Peacock, 2013, Oil on canvas

Waves crash against the breast of the cosmic peacock as alien-eye space pods encircle her neck and bat their lashes. 

Treelife, 2010, Oil on canvas

A fruit seed implants itself into the womb of the earth. A small, white sapling emerges from the ground and after a long time, a full grown tree is rooted where there was once only a seed. Just as the seed took root in the earth, other animals start their own homes in the branches of the tree. This image is available as a print here.

Year of the Horse, Oil on Masonite, 2014

The wooden horse emerges from the ocean as a beautiful woman dances in joy. 2014 is the Year of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. In Chinese culture, the Horse symbolizes freedom and power. Prints can be purchased here.
 

Apple Tree, 2011, Oil on canvas

Life flourishes in the branches of an apple tree. 

The Crow and the Scorpion, 2005, Oil on canvas

The crow sees the scorpion and swoops down upon it thinking he will have an easy meal. Looks can be deceiving. It is the crow that will be losing its life in this encounter.

 

The Rooster (Dawn), 2002, Oil on canvas

The sun rises and the crowing rooster announces the beginning of a new day.

 

Rainforest (Abundance), 2005, Oil on canvas

Carlton Lear commissioned me to do a piece reminiscent of 'Cat's Dream.' He wanted an image of a tropical paradise and the animals found there. 'Abundance' was a title I thought up for the piece. I always try to look for abundance in my own life and there is no place more abundant than the rainforest. A print of this image can be purchased here.

Cat's Dream, 2001, Oil on canvas

The cat dreams of pouncing on exotic prey in a lush forest of psychedelic colors.

 

3 Camels, 2009, Oil on canvas

Three camels cross the desert under a starry night sky as the howling wind blows from behind.

Savanna, 2010, Oil on masonite

The long neck of the giraffe allows it to reach the highest leaves on the tree. Elephants and lions are also visible if one looks hard enough across the savanna. 

Kinkade's Nightmare, 2009, Oil on canvas

This title of this painting was a playful jab at Painter of Light, Thomas Kinkade, who often creates images of light houses and homes in forests. In this image, a sea monster attacks the light house with its suction-cupped tentacles. 

Icarus and the Rhino, 2008, Oil on canvas

Icarus is depicted as an astronaut flying too close to the sun. In this version of the story he encounters a rhino as his wings begin to fall apart. 

Rocketman and Sweetcheeks, 2010, Oil on masonite

I will never tire of painting images depicting people embracing. Everyone needs human contact and the hug is the best form. A hug is something that can be shared between any two people regardless of age or gender. Prints can be purchased here.

Mother Earth, Father Sky and the Sun, 2006, Oil on canvas

This mythologic image features a portrait of my wife, Suneeta, as Mother Earth striding through the waves. I guess that would make me Father Sky, although you can only see a bit of my ear and brow.

 

Remover of Obstacles, Oil on masonite, 24"X36", 2014

In Hindu mythology, Ganesh, the elephant-headed god is the remover of obstacles. Prints can be purchased here.

Jiva, Oil on masonite, 12"X36", 2014

In the Jain religion it is believed that all things, including inanimate objects have a "life force", called "Jiva". Prints can be purchased here.
 

Birth of Venus, 2003, Oil on canvas

From the ancient Greek myth; Venus, the goddess of love and beauty was born from the ocean. The story of her birth symbolizes the divine touch of beauty being brought into the world.

 

The Recital, 2008, Oil on canvas

The mermaid blows her horn as the pirate fiddles away on his cello. The recital has begun and the mood is building. 

3 Little Birds (Spring #4), Oil on Masonite, 2011

With flowers in bloom and chirping birds in flight, Spring's abundance brings sensory delight. Prints can be purchased here.

Desert Trip, 2006, Oil on canvas

Strange creatures populate this desert landscape. Is it a mirage or a psychedlic vision? 

Dancers at Dawn, 2005, Oil on canvas

My good friend, John Halcyon Styn, commissioned me to paint an image that would remind him of our time at Burning Man. His requirements included a portrait of him, a portrait of me and portraits of his brother, his brother's wife, his grandfather, and my brother (Jim, Jen, Caleb and Brandon).

 

Communication #2, 2000, Oil on canvas

Ideas are communicated through face to face interaction. One generation communicates with the next generation and knowledge is passed down through the ages. Progress, hopefully, is made as the culture evolves.

Humanity, 2004, Oil on canvas

Even when there is no one else to see, our actions are witnessed. One aspect of Buddhist philosophy is the idea of compassion for others.

 

The Pilgrimage, 2005, Oil on canvas

The monks reverently follow the path towards their sacred place.

The Saint and the Porcupine, 2004, Oil on canvas

Sometimes, when a person is feeling hurt emotionally, he will lash out at those people who are trying to help him and show him love.

 

What is in a Man's Heart?, 1999, Oil on canvas

This         piece asks the question; 'what is in a man's heart that makes him take         the life of another man?' I painted it as a response to the ethnic cleansing         in Kosovo that occurred in 1998-99.

Go To Hell Tours, 2009, Oil on canvas

A busload of tourists take snap shots as the Devil oversees his demons torturing the souls of sinners.  Our culture has developed a thirst for violence as entertainment.

The Puppeteer #2, 2005, Oil on canvas

Even the king can be controlled by evil. In most myths and stories whether referring to 'Lord of the Rings' or The Bible, good overcomes evil, which might account for this devil's worried look.

 

Ripple, Oil on masonite, 24" X 24", 2014
Freed(rea)m, 2014, Oil on Masonite
Acid Rain, 2010, Oil on canvas
"Run, Jump, Fly", Oil on masonite, 24"X24", 2014
Every Forest is Enchanted, 2010, Oil on masonite
To the Between, 2010, Oil on canvas
The Hand Creates Beauty (Mudra), 2010, Oil on masonite
Cosmic Sea-faring Peacock, 2013, Oil on canvas
Treelife, 2010, Oil on canvas
Year of the Horse, Oil on Masonite, 2014
Apple Tree, 2011, Oil on canvas
The Crow and the Scorpion, 2005, Oil on canvas
The Rooster (Dawn), 2002, Oil on canvas
Rainforest (Abundance), 2005, Oil on canvas
Cat's Dream, 2001, Oil on canvas
3 Camels, 2009, Oil on canvas
Savanna, 2010, Oil on masonite
Kinkade's Nightmare, 2009, Oil on canvas
Icarus and the Rhino, 2008, Oil on canvas
Rocketman and Sweetcheeks, 2010, Oil on masonite
Mother Earth, Father Sky and the Sun, 2006, Oil on canvas
Remover of Obstacles, Oil on masonite, 24"X36", 2014
Jiva, Oil on masonite, 12"X36", 2014
Birth of Venus, 2003, Oil on canvas
The Recital, 2008, Oil on canvas
3 Little Birds (Spring #4), Oil on Masonite, 2011
Desert Trip, 2006, Oil on canvas
Dancers at Dawn, 2005, Oil on canvas
Communication #2, 2000, Oil on canvas
Humanity, 2004, Oil on canvas
The Pilgrimage, 2005, Oil on canvas
The Saint and the Porcupine, 2004, Oil on canvas
What is in a Man's Heart?, 1999, Oil on canvas
Go To Hell Tours, 2009, Oil on canvas
The Puppeteer #2, 2005, Oil on canvas