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I was trained as a landscape painter (shout out to Stanley Lewis, Robert Reed, Richard Crozier, and Philip Geiger and everyone else who nurtured that training). And my original inspiration was clearly the rural landscape of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia where I grew up. Somewhere along the way, I developed some serious reverence for the individual mark. I suspect this reverence somehow stems from working with my Mennonite house-painter father as a teenager. After moving to New York and working for a commercial mural studio, a series of accidents focused this reverence on the circular gesture.
Each circle surrounds the moment it was created. Some of these moments were better, some worse. But they are the moments I’ve been given. I gild them with gold leaf too, to honor that gift. These circles, then, represent the relationship between the individual and the world that we occupy.
Yes. I am represented by Blank Space which is located in Chelsea in Manhattan. My most recent exhibit with Blank Space was NEW MOON which was presented online in the winter of 2022. You can see more and contact Blank Space on their website:
My paintings are in people’s homes, in medical offices, on cruise ships, in office buildings, in Italy and Korea, in Mennonite churches, and in my studio! If you’re interested in seeing where these paintings live, and how people interact with them each and every day you can see more on the In Situ page
If you’d like to visit the studio and see some of my paintings, please reach out to me and I will try to accommodate you. firstname.lastname@example.org
The studio shop only contains prints, and smaller designs. If you’d like to purchase an original painting or a custom commission, please reach out to me.
One of my favorite ways to work with interested buyers is through commissions. Custom artwork is a great way for us to build something together that fits your exact needs and goals.
My commissions stay true to my language of hand painted circles. Although every commission is unique, the process begins with choosing one of my existing paintings as a starting point. From there you can specify the size that works best for the space you have in mind. Pricing is based on size.
Some of the prints in the store come with the option for a frame, some do not. If you’re ordering one that doesn’t have a frame and you would like one included, please reach out to me directly and we will work that out for you.
Shipping is free for items in the shop.
Please allow 7-10 business days for domestic delivery. If you are making a time-sensitive international order, please email for a delivery estimate.
The shipping process is different for originals and paintings and varies on size, destination, and materials used. But don’t worry, I will do everything I can to make it easy for you.
Shipping for original paintings varies based on size, destination, and materials used. I will do everything I can to make it easy for you.
As long as the piece is not too large, I can use recycle-able cardboard to create a custom crate that can travel by common carrier (FedEx, for example). Larger paintings, like my favorite 96 by 120 inch dyptich, usually do better traveling with an art handling service, which I am happy to arrange for you. If you’d like to read more about this process, and how we work to ship safely and responsibly, you can read more about it here.
Returns are easy.
If making a return, please contact us before you ship, and package the work as carefully as we did.
Refunds are processed within 2 business days once we receive your return. A credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment.