Allegorical Paintings (Symbolic Realism)


Landscapes, Cityscapes and Seascapes

Still lifes

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This is where I share thoughts and musings about new paintings, work from sketchbooks, and other things related.


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The Sparrow’s Song

In Greek Mythology, the sparrow is  a sacred bird to Aphrodite and symbolizes true love and a spiritual connection.  For the past couple of years now I have found myself traveling down a spiritual path,  seeking and finding such a connection. This all started as  the...

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Farewell, Summer

I started this painting towards the end of August. It's a vision of summer which is partly based on my experience here in Spain and partly on reverie. It's a daydream, a mythical ideal of the Mediterranean which I sometimes escape into and find refuge and inspiration...

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A Quiet Place

Last summer, my friend Luis A. and I went on a  trip together to Soria, in North-Central Spain. This painting was inspired by that place and by our travels there. Soria, a province situated in the autonomous community of Castile and León,  is known for its majestic...

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I am an American artist from Wisconsin who lives in Barcelona, Spain. I studied painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago under Don Southard. After leaving the Midwest, I lived in Greenpoint (Brooklyn, New York City) for many years. In 2006 I moved  to Barcelona,  where I now live and paint.

I paint life as I experience it externally and internally, from my particular point of view. I want to show humans and non-humans living in harmony with nature and each other. My approach to painting is the same as my approach to life. I try to keep it simple and honest. I try to live and paint from the heart.

photo courtesy of Lisa Klappe Photography



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