Portfolio > Metaphorical Subjects

I work primarily in the still life genre and focus on both metaphorical and prosaic subject matter. Some of my current influences include European vanitas painters such as Pieter Claesz, Francisco Zurburán, Gustave Caillebotte, and Jan Vermeer. My trompe l'oeil paintings address concepts of momento mori, and impermanence. My goal is not to imitate the great masters, but to understand how they thought, how they used the mediums, what their problems were, and how they approached them.

Hershey's Kisses
watercolor
7" high by 10" wide
2020
Quite a Pair
Oil on linen
16" w by 20" h
2016
Cupcake with Sprinkles
Oil on canvas panel
10 inches square
2021
The Ties That Bind (Willpower)
Oil on canvas
24 inches square
2019
The Fire Inside
Oil on canvas
24 inches square
2018
Hershey's Kisses
Oil on canvas
11" h by 14" w
2020
Forbidden Fruit
Oil on panel
24" h by 48" w
2019
Disconnected
Oil on panel
36" h by 48" w
2016
Memento Mori
Oil on Clayboard
12 by 16
2008
Zig Zag
Oil on clay board
8 by 8
2008
Spectacles #6
Drawing
8.5" by 11"
2008
Burning
Digital Photo
varies, depending on print size
2004
Doll's Dress, #3
Pastel on Black Mitientes Paper
22" by 30"
2011
Martini
Oil on canvas
10 by 12 in.
2011
"On the Rocks"
Oil on canvas
16 by 20 inches
2009
Pierced Apple
Pastel and charcoal
9 by 12 inches
2008
Doll's Dress
Oil on Canvas
20 by 24 inches
2011
Deserted  Boats
Oil on canvas
20 by 28 inches
2010
food
Pastel on Mitientes paper
about 20 by 20 inches
2008
Tony's Deer
Oil on wood
4" high by 5" wide
2010
Liar
Oil on Canvas
10 by 12 inches
2010
Primitive Speech
Oil and Graphite on Gessoed Bristol Board
20" by 24"
2010
Perry
Oil on canvas
12 by 12 inches
2010
Glasses. #7
Oil on canvas
8 by 10
2008
Remnants
Oil on clay board
8 by 8
2008
Bath Time
Oil and graphite on paper
8" h by 12" w
2007
$300
coffee
watercolor
22"w by 30"h
2010