We represent ourselves in so many ways to so many different audiences, that finding our true selves is becoming more and more difficult. Half truths, or total fabrications, are being labeled as reality. Truth is, we are losing what it means to just be authentically ourselves.

Social media drives our attention and ambition, to be like others, or fit in. Reality television is a produced and polished entertainment outlet, yet we watch and dream of being like the Kardashian’s, or this weeks multi millionaire internet trending darling. Political figures lie directly into the camera, and call it “Alternative facts”.

The truth is, we have completely lost what it means to just be different, or in this case, ourselves. We create personas that we present to work, to our friends, to our families, to our lovers, that are merely half truths, if there is any truth at all to the image. Embrace your uniqueness, and those of others around you, for that is what makes us special. Or, all we are is fragmented pieces left for others to put together.

Erk – 2022

November 17, 2022

Don – 2021

November 17, 2022

Jon

November 17, 2022

Abhishek

December 1, 2020

Charlie

December 1, 2020

Jo

December 1, 2020

Dan

December 1, 2020

Oliver

October 10, 2019

Jeff

October 10, 2019

Ethan

October 10, 2019

Erik

October 10, 2019

Don

October 10, 2019

The Geometry of an Embattled Warrior

January 31, 2019

There is nothing more challenging or more satisfying, to me as an artist, than capturing someone’s pure essence in a portrait. The goal is to record just this one single, brief moment in someones journey through life; to look below the surface and find their story, and tell it.

It is an extremely intimate process, and one I do not take lightly.  Sometimes, the process is quick, and I find myself connecting with my subject on such a deep level that we almost become one, and it spills out onto the canvas in one out of body existential moment.

While other times, I find myself going through the motions for days on end, searching for that connection. Toiling over a canvas that feels empty, until I finally hit on that energy that originally inspired my desire to paint this portrait. It can be extremely mentally and emotionally exhausting, but in the end, this is what I do, I tell stories through paint.

What Now

November 12, 2018

Oliver in Lavender

November 12, 2018

Trying to Ignore the Spirit Guide

November 11, 2018

Contemplation in a Glass

November 11, 2018

The Many Faces of Don Moore

November 11, 2018

Something Altogether Missed

November 11, 2018

Head Comp

November 11, 2018

Self Portrait in Yellow and Blue

November 11, 2018

The Lost Boy

November 11, 2018

Drawing with charcoal is part of every artist’s journey. It’s a necessary step in the evolution of being an artist. As those that came before us, we too must blacken our fingers and hands in search of the image on the page. When I started with charcoal, I absolutely hated it. I wanted nothing to do with it. However, I can tell you that at some point along the way, in a quiet moment between you, the charcoal, and the paper, you find your voice within the blackness of the charcoal.

Jeff

November 17, 2022

Self Portrait – 2021

November 17, 2022

Drawing 28

February 1, 2019

Drawing 27

February 1, 2019

Drawing 26

February 1, 2019

Drawing 25

February 1, 2019

Drawing 24

February 1, 2019

Drawing 23

February 1, 2019

Drawing 22

February 1, 2019

Drawing 21

February 1, 2019

Drawing 20

February 1, 2019

Drawing 19

February 1, 2019

Drawing 18

February 1, 2019

Drawing 17

February 1, 2019

Drawing 16

February 1, 2019

Drawing 15

February 1, 2019

Drawing 14

February 1, 2019

Drawing 13

February 1, 2019

Drawing 12

February 1, 2019

Drawing 11

February 1, 2019

Drawing 10

February 1, 2019

Drawing 09

February 1, 2019

Drawing 08

February 1, 2019

Drawing 07

February 1, 2019

Drawing 06

January 31, 2019

Drawing 05

January 31, 2019

Drawing 04

January 31, 2019

Drawing 03

January 31, 2019

Drawing 02

January 31, 2019

Drawing 01

January 31, 2019

Still life painting for me has less to do with composition and more to do with narrative. I am far more fascinated by what the story is behind the objects, than the subtle arrangement of random objects within a composition. Why are these items here and what are they telling me? This is what makes still life a subject worth exploring and one that keeps me coming back to the idea of still life painting.

Tea for two

November 17, 2022

Morning journal

November 17, 2022

Still life with a glass

November 17, 2022

Glass with Banana

February 14, 2020

Christmas Bulbs

February 14, 2020

Kids shoes

February 14, 2020

Checkered Table Cloth

February 14, 2020

Still Life with cut Apple

February 14, 2020

Coffee Cups

February 13, 2020

I began to enjoy landscape painting when I started to explore it more as a study of abstraction rather than an exercise of representation. What draws me into an image or setting are the colors and shapes, the location becomes secondary to the overall feeling that originally captured my attention.

The road home

November 17, 2022

Morning snow

November 17, 2022

Brook

November 17, 2022

Stream

November 17, 2022

The Alaskan Way Viaduct

November 17, 2022

Home

November 17, 2022

Over Seattle

November 17, 2022

I have always loved printmaking. The unexpectedness of the process is what fuels my excitement. I started as a paste-up artist in the printing industry many years ago and learned offset printing and then moved into screen printing. The process of printing is something that has been a part of my vernacular for so many years that I might actually have ink in my DNA at this point.

Print 12

February 1, 2019

Print 11

February 1, 2019

Print 10

February 1, 2019

Print 09

February 1, 2019

Print 08

February 1, 2019

Print 07

February 1, 2019

Print 06

February 1, 2019

Print 05

February 1, 2019

Print 04

February 1, 2019

Print 03

February 1, 2019

Print 02

February 1, 2019

Print 01

February 1, 2019