"Silent For A Time"

Friday, November 8, 2019

Salut! 4 at Nucleus Portland

that which is other
what falls away is always

These two small coasters will be available for just $60 each at the SALUT! 4 Group Coaster Show at Nucleus Portland opening this evening. Each measures 4" x 4" and is created with a mix of pastel, powdered pigment, varnish and ink.
Reception: Nov 8th (7pm -10pm). 
1445 SE Hawthorne
Portland, Oregon
Please stop by to check it out if you happen to be in the area.
Hundreds of coasters from different artists will be on display in the gallery. At $60 each, this is a great opportunity to support artists and own original art! All artwork will be for sale during the reception, and then will be available online the following weekend.
Once again, my thanks to Nucleus Portland for inviting me back to participate in this show.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Current Group Shows

Sprit of Solitude

Mr. Gart's Deeply-Rooted Disquiet

The Everythingness of Everything Else

Hello and happy autumn everyone! I wanted to share some recently completed paintings now available through the following galleries:

1. "The Spirit of Solitude" created for "The Spooky Side of Nature" at Zapow Gallery in Asheville, NC which opened on Saturday, October 5th.

2. "The Everythingness of Everything Else" created for WowxWow Gallery and available as a part of their "Channeling the Unseen" online exhibition.

3. "Mr. Gart's Deeply-Rooted Disquiet" created for "Curious Beasts" at Redux Gallery in Portland, OR which opened on Friday, October 4th.

Please contact the galleries with inquiries. 
Thank you

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Infinite Well 2

"Dust Light Trifles In The New Unknown"
This is my piece for "Infinite Well 2", a group show curated by Tim Maclean of Wow x Wow Gallery which opens tomorrow, September 6th at Gallery Nucleus Portland.  The reception will be held from 6pm to 9pm. 

"Dust Light Trifles in the New Unknown" 
watercolor, charcoal, pastel, powdered pigment, varnish and ink
9.75" x 14" unframed and 10.75" x 15" framed (3/4" dappled gold solid wood frame with museum glass)

Please contact galleristpdx(at)gallerynucleus.com for inquiries.

1445 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-2702

Friday, July 26, 2019

Blind Insect Gallery

Many thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the grand opening of Blind Insect Gallery last night. If you missed it, stop by to check out this lovely little space sometime in the future. My original work will be up through the end of August and they will have an ongoing selection of my prints and cards. Special thanks and appreciation to Pepe and Fernanda for inviting me to be the featured artist on this very special occasion.
Blind Insect Gallery
2841 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Obsolete World Is Now On Patreon!

Hello! I am pleased to announce that I now have a page on Patreon! Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that enables fans (or patrons) to pay and support artists for their work. For producers of videos, art, music, podcasts and more, Patreon is a way for creators to earn extra money and allows fans to contribute to their favorite artist’s platform. Patreon allows creators to set up monthly, subscription-style payment tiers, with different pledges for different levels of content or for various perks. For example, a patron could subscribe at various levels from $1-$100 per month and receive early access to the creator’s content, exclusive art prints, t-shirts, original artwork and more. In return, with financial assistance from kind people such as yourself, I would be able to cover the cost of my art supplies and potentially health care too. I would have more time to create a larger body of work, publish books and hopefully revisit animation, which has always been of great interest to me. With social media algorithms making it increasingly more challenging for emerging artists to share their work with the world, Patreon seems like a really great option. 

You can check out some of my art as well as a few snippets from my life and creative space in the video above. If you enjoy viewing my work on the internet or if you just simply like what I do and would like to see more of it in the world, please consider subscribing here: https://www.patreon.com/obsoleteworld
Thanks for taking a look! I really appreciate your support of my art.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Fistfuls of Sky

Feeling the weight of the world recently, I set out to create a piece that would clear my mind of the constant howl and clatter that worms its way into my everyday activities. There is a slight, silly awkwardness to this monster of generous proportions standing alongside the small silhouette of a human figure. I find a calm, comfortable sadness in the pairing as well. Two unlikely travelers pausing to look skyward as a beautiful world of gold, rust and green unfolds before them in the warm glow of a late afternoon. A peaceful breeze gently pushing the world aside. 
Even if only for a moment.

This original piece is now available to purchase through WOWxWOW Gallery. It is a part of the Fistfuls Of Sky group exhibition which opens this evening and will be on view
through the 28th of June at the following link:
My thanks to Tim for inviting me to be part of yet another 
incredible show at his fantastic gallery.

Painting Details:
Title: Above the Fray
Price: $600 USD
Medium: Watercolor, Pastel, Powdered Pigment, Varnish, Graphite and Ink
on 100% cotton 300lb watercolor paper
Dimensions: 8″ x 13″
Framing: Unframed
Year of Creation: 2019
Artwork Will Ship From: USA

Friday, March 8, 2019

Voices Made Soft By The Earth

“Voices Made Soft By The Earth”
charcoal, pastel, graphite, varnish and ink
10" x 13.5"
This original piece is now available to purchase through WOWxWOW Gallery. It is a part of the Uniquely Universal group exhibition which opens this evening and will be on view
through the 29th of March at the following link:
My thanks to Tim for inviting me to be part of another 
incredible show at his lovely gallery.