"Converging" oil and conte on canvas
When I was working on my BFA in painting, my senior thesis revolved around vessels.  I was inspired by my study abroad experience in Italy.  Specifically Sorrento, where from the cliff's above the Bay of Naples fishing boats turned into a more abstracted shape.  

 "Docked" oil on canvas

 "Head First" oil and graphite on canvas

A few years after graduation I was a resident artist at The Holt Center for the Arts. And I think it may be this painting that introduced the house form, I don't even think it was a conscience decision. 

 "Nested" oil and graphite on canvas

For 10 years I have been working with this image.  I keep thinking that it's time to move on. So most recently I feel like I am searching in the studio.  Obviously the house form is still front and center, but I am hoping by letting myself play something will develop.

not titled yet - 8 x 8" encaustic on birch panel

"conversation" 8 x *" encaustic on panel

not titles 4 x 6" encaustic on panel

This last one I started the summer my father past away as an acrylic on canvas.  But I just couldn't get it right.  I decided to try it in encaustic.  Still don't think it's right, but it's a start!
  11 x 14" encaustic on panel
Who know where this will go!?