Recent > Current Work: Golden State, Land of Dreams

It is a place, a story, a stage, a state of mind, a myth, a dream, my California.
My home. My Native State.
I have been riding and driving in cars on her highways, or walking, through her mountains and hills and plains and deserts and along her beaches since as long as I can remember.
In the ocean. (Chattering, obsessed with feeling that power, finding it in myself...the endlessness...)
This land has always felt vast and empty and, at the same time, crowded with people and their spirits...so many stories on the wind, giving me a sense of being possessed by her, and never, ever, quite understanding what we’re all doing here...
There is something aggressive in the grandeur of this place, a certain violence and abandonment in the beauty of uplifted and broken ranges that march jaggedly into the sea, or wide limitless pine forests, or the over-grazed windswept, voluptuous hills that speak of Spanish conquests, a disrupted Eden, ancient legacies entwined...
In the flux of the last decade or wanderings and artventures, I’ve meditated deeply on the dreams of this land, and it's people(s)...they are frenzied, acquisitive dreams, California dreams. Wave after wave of people risking everything for the acquisition of gold, glory, souls, slaves, fame, land, enlightenment....

California Abstract Landscape Aztec Symbols Contemporary Mixed Media Painting
oil, varnish, burning, fiberglass resin on fsc certified sustainably harvested rock maple panel
48.5" x 29"
2021
$5200
Mixed Media Art, LAndscape, California Central Coast, Abstract Art
mixed media on panel, framed
48.5" x 29"
2021
$5200
Coast Ranges Pt 1: Windy Passage
oil, varnish, burning on fsc certified sustainably harvested rock maple panel
29" x 18.5"
2020
$1800
Windy Passage detail
oil, varnish, burning on fsc certified sustainably harvested rock maple panel
29 x 18
2021
$1800
Coast Ranges Pt 2 Portals
oil, varnish, burning on fsc certified sustainably harvested rock maple panel
29"x18.5"x1.25"
2020
$1800
Abstract indigenous landscape
oil, varnish, burning on fsc certified sustainably harvested rock maple panel
29 x 18
2020
$1800
Los Osos Valley installation
29" x 18"
2021
$1800
California Abstract Landscape Aztec Symbols Contemporary Mixed Media Painting
oil, graphite, burning on maple panel
18.5" x 11"
2020
$800
Los Alamos
oil, graphite, burning on maple panel
18.5" x 11"
2020
$800
Topanga Canyon
oil, varnish, burning on maple pane
18.5" x 11"
2020
$600
El Camino
oil, acrylic, burning on maple pane
18.5" x 11"
2020
$600
Cone Peak
oil, acrylic, burning on maple pane
14" x 8.5"
2020
$415
Saint Lucia Sunrise
oil, acrylic, burning on maple panel
14" x 8.5"
2020
Santa Barbara Landscape, Santa Ynez Valley, Mixed Media Landscape, California Landscape
oil, graphite, burning on maple panel
14" x 8.5"
2020
Nojoqui
oil, acrylic, burning on maple panel
7.25" x 4.5"
2020
$215
California Abstract Landscape Aztec Symbols Contemporary Mixed Media Painting
mixed media on panel
7.25" x 4.5"
2020
$215
Lost Hills
oil, acrylic, burning on maple panel
7.25" x 4.5"
2020
Jalama Before/After
oil, acrylic, burning on maple panel
7.25" x 4.5"
2020