Two Decades of Selected Solo, Invitational & Juried Exhibitions

Gallery One-Oh-One, Mesa, AZ

Two Decades of Selected Solo, Invitational & Juried Exhibitions and other stuff:

This month I will have been on this planet for 60 years. This comes as a surprise to many friends and family.

I have been actively exhibiting  for 2 of those six decades.  Oh, I was in art shows prior to 2001.  But thereabouts, I decided to take my art from hobby to professional. That was the beginning of my American Bar Series of paintings of local dive bars. Continue reading “Two Decades of Selected Solo, Invitational & Juried Exhibitions”

There was an old woman…

There was an old woman lived in a shoe…

This found object, re-purposed assemblage is one of three I submitted to an exhibit in Phoenix.

Sometimes my pieces have messages, sometimes they are merely whimsical. Sometimes they are both.

I am not going to tell you which is which.

Brother do you have the time?

Desert Detritus Clock – Jawbone

I have time. Lots of time for the next three months.

This Monday past I had surgery on my rotator cuff and right bicep. The surgeon told me I had the biggest tear i a rotator cuff he has ever seen.  The detached bicep tendon was just an added bonus.

Today is the first I was actually able to function. Typing is a chore.  My right arm is bound in a sling, and movement is very limited.

I took the time to enter three different art exhibits throughout Arizona.  Each features various subject matter, although all are of my found object assemblage pieces.

Either I will be busy exhibiting this fall, or I will have more rejection slips to add to my collection.

Summertime Blues

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Don’t you believe it!

It is summer in the Superstitions. Temperatures have been hovering around 110° F. Monsoon is here, driving up the humidity which is a rare thing in the desert.

The studio is close to unbearable except for late at night when I have begun the process of embalming myself with alcohol. Continue reading “Summertime Blues”

Make Art, Not freinds

Just something  little different – Sturgill Simpson getting away from his country/folk roots.  I like the title of the song.


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.


Desert Detritus Clock

desert detritus clockDesert Detritus Clock

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.

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, and the secure Signal and Telegram messaging apps.