Contemporary South @ VAE Raleigh

I am very pleased to announce that my painting Number 334 has been selected for the exhibit “Contemporary South” at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh. This show surveys artists working across the south chosen by Chad Alligood, curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum. This is a very strong show, I highly encourage you to see it while it is up.  Show up through January 29 at Visual Art Exchange, 309 W. Martin Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 919.828.7834



From the VAE website:

The Exhibit

The South is emerging as a hub for creativity, with Raleigh as its capital!

N.E.W. @ VAE Raleigh

My painting, Number 433 was selected for the show N.E.W. at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh.  Exhibit up from 9/5-25. There is a lot of great work in this show and I am pleased to part of it.




Studio Moving Sale

I am sad to announce that I moving my studio out of Golden Belt in Durham at the end of September. I love the space and the community but since the birth of my son Ryland it has been difficult to get here as much as I need to. Most of my recent work has been done at home (in the middle of the night). At any rate, as I transition to the new home studio I am having a studio cleaning sale 9/20 and 9/21.…

New Painting – Number 431


I have finally completed this painting, Number 431.  I started this back in November after completing the three blue paintings (427-430).  After getting derailed by Thanksgiving, then Art Basel, then a trip up to New Hampshire for Christmas it is finally done. This is another wall-sized painting – 60″ x 90″ – that’s 5 ft by 7.5 ft. I have 3 more this size planned.

Here are some progress shots:…

New Paintings

Three new paintings to post.  I have been working on these for awhile, about a month I guess. There have been a couple things going on but more on that later.  I will be posting about some new drawings too shortly.  The next pieces will be really big again, but I wanted to get a few small ones done before I got caught up in a big project.  I have sketched a whole book so far in preparation for these next large pieces and these were 3 faces caught my eye but were better suited to this smaller size.  …

Cooke Street Carnival this Saturday in Raleigh

The Cooke Street Carnival is this coming Saturday, October 13th in Raleigh.  I was invited to contribute an art board for the event.  Here is a picture of it in my studio:

From the Cooke Street Carnival website:

Cooke Street Carnival is a grassroots neighborhood festival that happens each Fall on Cooke Street which is located in the Idlewild Neighborhood, just a few blocks East of Historic Oakwood in Downtown Raleigh (MAP HERE). The event was inspired by the Notting Hill Carnival in London,  Mardi Gras in London, and Chinese Carnivals, as well as your typical Fall Festivals/Carnivals that happen all around the South each year.

New Painting – Number 427

So I have finally finished this painting (the orange one), Number 427.  Anyone who has come by my studio during June and July has seen this thing in various stages of completion.  Here are some progress shots.…

06/02/12 New Painting

This took much longer to complete than I anticipated.

I started on May 5th, 2012 and finished a month later, June 2nd.  It is the largest painting I have ever done at 7 1/2 feet tall by 5 feet wide.  I have another one planned.  I will start on that after we get back from Miami, next week.  When I originally painted out all the colors I had only 2 of each color, similar to the color set on 423 but decided the next day that some of the colors needed 3 variations. …