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Paintings & Drawings

My love of art started at a young age with drawings and then later paintings. Though drawing and painting are no longer my primary means of creating, I do have pieces to share.

Angry City

Large Abstract I ended up calling the Angry City.  It was a period in my life of hightened emotion and very little sleep. New surroundings, first child, two deployments down and years of impending deployments.  My emotions were raw and unexplored and they came out in this painting. 




Study of Flowers

Flowers seem to be the subject of many of my pieces. This painting was started after a long break from painting.  It is still a work in progress, exploring acrylic paint with acrylic paint pens and paintsticks. Not sure yet, how it will transform.



Ralph's Flowers

Trying to break away from creating exactly what you see with a hyper zoom of a piece of a flower. Trying to capture the essence without the actual form. Acrylic painting, framed.




Essentially still a work in progress. These florals are a collaboration with my Mom. She had some rolled canvas she had painted and I took it home with me. Not sure what to do with it, I started cutting it into squares thinking I could somehow use it in a quilted project. Instead, as I was cutting, I saw flowers forming in the different blocks and so the idea of florals came. Acrylic paintings with paint pens/sticks.


Each measures 4.5"x4.5"

Bobbles and Lines

Working in the negative space to create forms. 



Circles in Circles

A week long creative rut brought out all the tangles. This particular tangle was exploring scribbles in shapes and how the shape remains when the outline no longer exists.



Mushroom Tangles

Sometimes when I find myself in a creative rut, I resort back to zen drawings. They often calm the over crytical cynic within.   


Motion Sickness

Working in the negative space to create forms. 


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