Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Painting On Curtis Street

Well..... the Democratic National Convention week was full of fun and excitement. I went downtown to the gallery everyday and painted on-site. It was a thrill to witness all the commotion. Many people stopped and talked and also bought the historic poster that I had created for the event. I took the bus both ways everyday and enjoyed not being stressed out about parking my car. The posters are still available at the gallery, located at 1455 Curtis Street, online at Great Western Art Gallery, LLC or by calling me at(720-855-0252). Oh, also....I'm wearing one of the belt buckles designed for the DNC by the owner of the gallery, Hilliard Moore. They, too, are available in many designs at the gallery. Now I just wish I was able to go to the RNC!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Show at Great Western Art - Aug. 16 - Sept. 27th

I hope you will have a chance to drop by Great Western Art, 1455 Curtis Street, to see my newest work. The opening was fun despite the rainy evening. The Democratic National Convention posters that I created are selling fast.....$10.00 is such a bargain. They frame up beautifully ... there is one in the window of the gallery. I will be downtown near the gallery painting now and then next week. Perhaps I'll see some celebrities!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Great Western Art is hosting an opening for some new paintings that I have created with a western theme. The Denver Mounted Police are featured in three of them along with a couple starring longhorns and cowboys in parade. I hope you will be able to stop by Saturday, August l6th from 6 - 9 p.m. I look forward to seeing you!!! Great Western Art is located downtown at 1455 Curtis Street which is a one-way street from l4th in front of the Performing Art Center. If you need further directions you can call the gallery at 303-396-2787.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mounted Police - 16th Street Mall - Denver

I wanted to share this painting with you even though it's not quite finished. I will be showing it at Great Western Art in August. I have always enjoyed seeing the mounted police patrolling in downtown Denver. I plan to include them in some future pieces and will post them at a later date.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Historical Democratic National Convention Painting/Poster/Giclee'

The owner of Great Western Art in downtown Denver, Colorado, Hilliard Moore, asked me if I would be interested in creating a poster for the upcoming Democratic National Convention from a historical point of view since I paint scenes in downtown Denver on a regular basis. I agreed to come up with my personal concept. Since the convention was held in Denver in 1908 at the City Auditorium, a half a block from Great Western Art on Curtis, I thought it was an interesting project. As you can see from the photograph of the painting, I also painted the Pepsi Center where the convention will be held in 2008 in August. If you have an interest in the original painting, it will be shown in August at Great Western Art and posters and giclees will also be available through the gallery. Their phone number is 303-396-2787 and the gallery is located at 1455 Curtis Street. The convention will be an exciting time in Denver!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Mask Project - A Benefit for The Denver Hospice

I am very excited about being asked by the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau to create a mask for the 2008 Mask Project to be held May 1st through May 31st in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Over the years, The Mask Project has raised more than $3 million for hospice in the Denver metro area. You can look up information on the project on the internet. My mask is a whimsical dog with big sunglasses reflecting a downtown and mountain scene familiar to those living here in Denver.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Heading Up 17th"

I was inspired by the annual National Western Stock Show Parade in downtown Denver to paint the longhorns and cowboys heading up l7th Street from Union Station. I plan to create some other pieces of the city with a western flair to be included in a show this August. Let me know with your comments which piece you like the best....the small loose version or the larger more defined piece?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pathway Through the Snow - City Park Denver

Getting out to paint in the snow is not something I would normally think as comfortable. However, when I was out with my artist-friend, Debbie McAllister, recently painting in City Park in the afternoon I actually was warm and cozy. It surprised me as I usually shy away from standing in one spot in the cool air. I had a great time and look forward to going out again soon.

360 degrees of 5090

I have been having fun doing some "plein air" paintings by painting out of the windows around my house and studio. I have been trying to create a piece whenever it snows.....and I understand we are going to get another snowstorm today!!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

"Taking a Peek"

I have created quite a few small pieces of the Blue Bear peeking into the Colorado Convention Center.....there are a couple of them available at Abend Gallery and Great Western Art on 14th and Curtis. This one is 18" x 24". I am fond of the statue because it was created by a LOCAL artist, Lawrence Argent. The name of the piece actually is "I See What You Mean". I like to call my interpretations "Taking a Peek" or "Just a Peek".........I like the humor of the statue.....it always cheers me to drive by and see it. This painting can be seen at Great Western Art, 1455 Curtis, Denver.