I am a native of New Orleans and have been painting abstracts and on-site paintings for many years. I paint mostly abstract landscapes in a series with a common theme. The ideas come from the outdoors, the colorful images, that are in my mind from my plein air paintings. I incorporate the forms, shapes,structures,and colors that I see and remain in my subconsciousness. They become alive and evolve on the canvases as I paint extemporaneously.
While painting outdoors realist subjects such as street scenes and people, I use and store that reality for later use in the abstracts.
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Education: New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts,University of New Orleans
"Memphis Beat" TNT TV Series#2,Episode 9,2011,Bedroom Scene:
5 abstract paintings shown on walls
Mural at N.O.Police Station,8th District
Painting of Governor Nichols Street Wharf included in September 2007 issue of Wheremagazine
Painting included in New Orleans Art Calendar of 1999
Paintings can be seen at the following locations:Arts Council Arts Market,New Orleans
Critique of River Raga painting in www.thevitalculture.com
Three murals in chapel of Blessed Francis Seelos
Two paintings included in 150 year commemorative history of Blessed Francis Seelos Church in New Orleans
"Lost Love Lounge" now in the permanent collection of the Zigler Museum, Jennings, La.
Summer 2011- TV Series-"Memphis Beat" TNT, Second Season-Episode 9,
Five of my abstracts are in bedroom scene
May 2011-Abita Springs En Plein Air Show JUly 2010,Abstract Landscapes,Solo Show,Gallery 421,Covington,La.Abita Springs Invitational 2010December 2009Fontainebleu State ParkArt ShowMid City Studio ExhibitionApril 2009Abita Springs Plein Air ShowAugust 2008Jean Bragg Gallery,New Orleans Wards Group ShowAcademy Gallery,New Orleans April 2008Trailway Museum Plein Air Show,April 5,2008Abita Springs,La.
2016, 2017 New Orleans Art Center shows
2016 Academy Gallery, New Orleans
April 2015- En Plein Air, Abita Springs, La.
March 2013-Zigler Museum Invitational,Jennings,La.
October 2012-One-Man Group Show of Abstract and Plein Air Paintings - 650 Poydras Center,New Orleans
May 2012- Invitational Plein Air Show -Abita Springs,La.
April/May 2011-Paintings on display at
Cafe at the Square,St.Charles Ave.at Poydras St.