American Bar Series at the University Club, Phoenix

Jake’s ‘o Mine, Apache Junction, AZ

Jake’s ‘o Mine is one of five American Bar Series paintings I have on display with Take Five Artists at the University Club in Phoenix.

If you scroll down on this link, you will see all of the artists and the work that is on display. All work is available for purchase, and 20% of the purchase price goes to support the University Club.

 

Holland Gallery Opening Reception

Take Five Artists Opening reception at Holland Gallery in Carefree, AZ.

Finally! We had an opening reception at a gallery that did not mandate masks!

Holland Gallery is a fantastic space for artists. The staff is top notch, friendly, helpful, loving. I wish I had more paintings for display. I am working on more, trust me.  Most of my available work is three-dimensional. The gallery is geared to paintings, and I have four paintings on display. Continue reading “Holland Gallery Opening Reception”

Desert Detritus Clock

desert detritus clockDesert Detritus Clock
$150

All of my clocks are made from debris and items scavenged on my desert hikes.

This clock did not make it into my last two exhibitions as it was damaged in transit. I finally repaired the clock works this afternoon.

Friday Night Shift

Friday Night Shift Friday Night Shift
Oil on Canvas, 24″x30″

Everyone needs a safe haven, a place where everybody knows your name.  “Friday Night Shift” is the latest in my American Bar Series of paintings.

Captain’s in Apache Junction is my home away from home. Captain’s, where you may one day see someone ride his horse through the bar. Captain’s, where you might see the owner dancing on the bar. Captain’s, where Mary one day took a sledge hammer to her credit card machine, and since then has been cash only. Captain’s, with the coldest beer on draught in Apache Junction. Continue reading “Friday Night Shift”

One-Oh-One Gallery

Today marked the official opening reception of the Take Five Artists exhibit at Gallery One-Oh-One in Mesa, AZ.

Take Five is comprised of six artists; Liz Nicklus, Susan H. Paige, Sharon Peterson, Nancy Nowak Utech, Rosalie Trulli Vaccaro, and of course myself.

We all have differing styles and different strengths. I am the late-comer to the group. All of the artists have an extensive portfolio.

This exhibit will be up until the end of January 2021. We will be open every weekend.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Take Five Artists Exhibition

I am one of six artist in Take Five Artists (math is not our strong point). During the month of December 2020 we will have an exhibit at One-oh-One Gallery in Mesa Arizona.

The Gallery is located at 101 Main Street, Mesa, AZ.

End to Facebook

This morning I downloaded the content I wanted to save (photo and vids and contact list) and then began the process of permanently deleting my Facebook Account. No more Facebook and no more Messenger.

I REFUSE to allow Mark Zuckerberg monetize my content and profit and use that profit to censor any idea that he does not agree with.

In the process, my Facebook Messenger account is also deleted. I got fed up with private conversations between friends being censored. You can find me on Parler.com, MeWe.com and the secure Signal and Telegram messaging apps.

 

Road Trip

Vultures
A gathering in Mesa

Road Trip yesterday.  We met some folks in Mesa at Superstition Springs.  I think they are Democrats that heard that Trump got the Covid…

Shortly after we spotted at least 50 vultures circling in the sky. I have not seen so many in one location ever, even here in the desert.

Buffalo Chip Saloon
Buffalo Chip Saloon

We then headed to Goodyear to met up with the rally, and drove the loop around the Valley. Final destination was the Buffalo Chip Saloon in Cave Creek. Continue reading “Road Trip”

Desert Detritus Clock

Desert Detritus Clock
$250.00

Who says art cannot be functional? My Desert Detritus clocks are crafted from debris collected from the Sonora Desert

The back is driftwood found on the shores of Canyon Lake. My guess is that it is a chunk of ironwood. Hand rubbed with a finish of linseed oil.

The jawbone is likely from a coyote. I cleaned the jawbone with a mild detergent, being careful to retain the toning created by the Arizona desert sun. A precision clock work ensures accurate time.