I love drawing and painting for a different take on subjects. My paintings are gently confrontational, not harsh, but direct.
Right now I have two series going, “Meet The Neighbors” and “Profound Hounds.” The first is about endangered species, and what we lose when one is gone. The second is a fun series about dogs, the funny, surprisingly deep, wonderful personalities we share our lives with.
Meet The Neighbors: Cross River Gorilla shows a male Cross River Gorilla. There are only a few left. When we lose them, we lose individuals, perhaps not people as we usually use that term, but personalities who love, fear, enjoy, and mourn. Here he looks out at the viewer and asks what we are willing to do to save him.
Profound Hounds: Pugly Is Beautiful. There’s something so dignified about this little guy. Dogs may be the first anthropologists, always watching us. And conventional wisdom calls some of us beautiful and others ugly, but Pugly knows who he is, and he knows he’s beautiful.
Pugly is available against a variety of backgrounds in our Zazzle.com shop (just search for “ideajones” at the zazzle site), including gift wrap.
Here are some of the other Profound Hounds (so far):
From time to time, we also create larger works. This is a detail from an 8-foot market umbrella, sold at auction to raise funds for a park district:
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