​Painting is silent poetry,

and poetry is painting that speaks.

                           Plutarch, Greek 26-120 AD                

Curious Galaxy

​30" x 24", acrylic on canvas

Shapes Across 2 

24" x 18", oil on canvas

Color Wheel

20" x 24", oil on canvas

Night in Montreal 

36" x 48", acrylic on canvas

​Family Collection

Other Abstract Paintings

Summer Breeze

18" x 24", mixed media

Honorable Mention  - Paletteers Art Show

From the Abstract - Cosmos Series

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About My Paintings

I am currently working in both oil and acrylic paints, and sometimes I incorporate paper or other materials (noted by "mixed media") for greater texture.  Each piece is sealed with several coats of varnish for long-lasting quality and UV protection.  Most works on paper are framed and ready to hang, and all paintings on canvas are ready to hang.  Sizes shown are height by width.


​Welcome to my website.  I hope you'll enjoy browsing these pages as much as I enjoy creating works of art.   

Welcome visitor, 

Beginning in 2018, I am focusing on Sacred Geometry, described below, as well as some old favorites in the abstract department -- nature themes, still lifes, and other exploratory designs.  

An artistic impression inspired by images from the Hubble space telescope and the artist Wassily Kandinsky’s challenge to other artists --- “dematerialize the picture plane, urging the artist to transform it into a sensation of indefinable space, so that the spectator might experience the extension of … the dimension of time.”  Another way of saying that is “to create the illusion of cosmic infinity on the flat plane of the canvas.”  (Quotes are from p. 214 Spiritual in Art, which is taken from Point, Line and Plane.)   While I don’t think I’ve “dematerialized the picture plane” (which I interpret to mean to moving toward greater abstraction so that no identifiable objects are seen), I do see this painting as a possible first in a series, perhaps becoming more abstract and dematerialized. 

From January 18 to April 15, 2018, Diamonds or Coal will be exhibited at the Foothills Art Centerin Golden.

Diamonds or Coal    (sold)
30" x 40", acrylic on canvas 

Artistic Achievement Ribbon

32nd Annual National Fine Art Show

Louisville Art Association

Inside a Black Hole(sold)

​24" x 18", acrylic on canvas

Glass Bead Game (Monastery on a Hill)

20" x 16", oil on canvas


Sacred geometries are the basic underpinnings of nature and the universe.  Specifically, sacred geometry can be found in patterns everywhere on earth and in the solar system and beyond.  These repetitions of shapes occur on earth in its oceans, in landscapes, in the sky and the clouds.  In the larger cosmos, patterns are found throughout the length of the universe or perhaps even into multiverses.  Sacred geometry comprises the most basic structures in the cosmos.  Perhaps considered sacred because they consist of particles represented everywhere in the universe, down to the molecular level.  As a result, these geometries have enormous reach.  Do they hold everything together?  Do they work in unity with every thing to create the cosmos?  Do they describe the fabric of the universe?

I am a fan of Neil de Grasse Tyson and loved when he told us how the planet Neptune was discovered based purely using the laws of physics.  I am not an astrophysicist but as an artist, I am awed and inspired by the multitude of visual geometries transmitted by the Hubble Space Telescope and other large scale visual scans.  Their complexity and enormity are truly jaw dropping.

​My cosmos paintings are merely meant to represent an artist's inspiration.

Kandinsky's Challenge

24x30", acrylic on canvas

​Family Collection

My work can be seen at --

Prism Workspaces 

999 Vallejo Street 

Denver, CO  80204


Infinite Journey

​30" x 30", mixed media