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I created the series, "Raw", in response to the essay "Empty and Full" by Franois Fheng (Translated by Michael H. Ko). Chinese aesthetic thought always envisions the beautiful in its relationship with the true.
I'm thinking about the importance of choosing materials that achieve the results I want with the least amount of manipulation and are beautiful on their own. Raw canvas offers a warm backdrop that nods at the history of painting while ink can be directed but often goes it's own way when confronted by water and absorbent canvas creating transience and imperfection in contrast to an implied structure. Negative space is as important as mark making and the compositions are intentionally full and empty at once.

Al Fresco
Ink and Pastel on raw canvas
24"x18"
$1000
Fair Weather Stream
Ink and Acrylic on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
48"x36"
2021
Patina
Ink and pastel on raw canvas
24x18
$1000
Walking and Talking
Ink and Flashe on raw canvas
36"x 36"
$2000
Color Play
Acrylic, Ink on canvas stretched over cradled board
36"x 36"
$2000
Anybody Listening
Ink and Acrylic on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
30"x 30"
2021
$1900
Salish Sea, Sand and Sky
Ink and acrylic on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 30"
Eventide
available @Museo Gallery
40"x40"
An Aggregation
Acrylic and ink
40"x 30"
Blue Notes
Ink, oil and pastel
20"x16"
Almost Summer
Ink, oil on raw canvas
40"x 30"
Neither Here Nor There
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
16x16
Champagne Picnic
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"
Good Karma
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
40"x 30"
The Nature of Poetry
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 30"
$2000
Wildflowers in a Rose World
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 30"
$2000
Deception
Ink and spray paint on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
40"x 40" sold
2020
Mostly Unseen
Ink and Pigment on raw canvas stretched over cradled board
16" x 16"sold
2020
Passage
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"
Star Struck
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"sold
Sky's Limit
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
20"x 16" sold
Moon Illusion Sold
16" x 16"sold
Doors and Windows
Ink on Raw canvas stretched on cradled board
16" x 16"
2020
$600
sold
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"sold
Cedars at Sundown
Ink on stretched canvas
40"x30"
2020
$2000
First Impression
Ink on stretched canvas
40"x30"
2020
$2000
Accidental Thoughts
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"
After All
Ink on raw canvas stretched on cradled board
30"x 30"
Elements of Change
Acrylic, Ink on canvas stretched over cradled board
40x30
$2000