All of my commissions evolve through a collaborative process, refined during my days as an art director in Hollywood where I regularly solved creative problems. For current commissions, I always start with in-depth research and then progress to drafts, which are collaborative iterations with designers and other clients. Scale is integral to my paintings, so determining it becomes a meticulous part of the process. I often photoshop a comparable piece into a picture of the prospective space, until the dimensions are known. Then, studying color samples, swatches, finishes -- whatever I can mine from the actual space -- I create a color board in the textures and forms of the final artwork. I am naturally a collaborator and this shared process regularly inspires me. Like the strongest solos in famed musicals, my commissioned works become more than background sounds. They become robust focal points of meaning and beauty for my clients. To see more of these from other commissions please see the' custom composites' page under the 'installations' heading drop down.

All of my commissions evolve through a collaborative process, refined during my days as an art director in Hollywood where I regularly solved creative problems. For current commissions, I always start with in-depth research and then progress to drafts, which are collaborative iterations with designers and other clients. Scale is integral to my paintings, so determining it becomes a meticulous part of the process. I often photoshop a comparable piece into a picture of the prospective space, until the dimensions are known. Then, studying color samples, swatches, finishes -- whatever I can mine from the actual space -- I create a color board in the textures and forms of the final artwork. I am naturally a collaborator and this shared process regularly inspires me. Like the strongest solos in famed musicals, my commissioned works become more than background sounds. They become robust focal points of meaning and beauty for my clients. To see more of these from other commissions please see the' custom composites' page under the 'installations' heading drop down.

The final paintings, a diptych, Blessings of a Golden Rose 1 & 2 @ 17" W x 50" H x 2" D for a 'his & her' master bathroom in a Four Seasons Hualalai residence on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Each painting was installed on opposite sides of the bathroom but from the entry and in the huge mirrors over the sinks it was possible to see both paintings at the same time and so the textures had to work together to move in a complimentary pattern.

The final paintings, a diptych, Blessings of a Golden Rose 1 & 2 @ 17" W x 50" H x 2" D for a 'his & her' master bathroom in a Four Seasons Hualalai residence on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Each painting was installed on opposite sides of the bathroom but from the entry and in the huge mirrors over the sinks it was possible to see both paintings at the same time and so the textures had to work together to move in a complimentary pattern.

An impeccable installation stages a place of honor, an altar for the work —the 24K gold leaf adding a touch of luxe.

An impeccable installation stages a place of honor, an altar for the work —the 24K gold leaf adding a touch of luxe.

Blessing of a Golden Rose # 1 hangs to the left of the master bathtub. The bathroom floods with natural light from the wall of sliding glass on the right but the paintings are tucked away from that light source. The colors of the painting have just enough pop to offset that and pick up the palette from the adjacent master bedroom as well.

Blessing of a Golden Rose # 1 hangs to the left of the master bathtub. The bathroom floods with natural light from the wall of sliding glass on the right but the paintings are tucked away from that light source. The colors of the painting have just enough pop to offset that and pick up the palette from the adjacent master bedroom as well.

Blessings of a Golden Rose # 2 hangs to the right of the master bathtub and to the left of the garden shower beyond. I am honored to say that this is my second commission for these clients, the first being a large diptych in the living room of their prior home. Most of the commissions listed on my commission page have repeat performances and I am proud of that as my clients are connoisseurs.

Blessings of a Golden Rose # 2 hangs to the right of the master bathtub and to the left of the garden shower beyond. I am honored to say that this is my second commission for these clients, the first being a large diptych in the living room of their prior home. Most of the commissions listed on my commission page have repeat performances and I am proud of that as my clients are connoisseurs.

Ready for our close up.

Ready for our close up.

Artist Statement:  Polynesian tattooing began over 2000 years ago, and part of its purpose was to identify personal lineage, status, rank, and story. Greatly revered, Polynesian tattoo masters had spiritual responsibilities that strictly limited their behaviors so as not to offend their Gods.  At Neue Museum in NYC, viewing the great artistry of Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, tattoo design ignited for me. The richly patterned geometries in Klimt’s work reminded me of ancient Polynesian tattoos, and in, Blessings of a Golden Rose, I have linked the two styles.

Artist Statement:

Polynesian tattooing began over 2000 years ago, and part of its purpose was to identify personal lineage, status, rank, and story. Greatly revered, Polynesian tattoo masters had spiritual responsibilities that strictly limited their behaviors so as not to offend their Gods.

At Neue Museum in NYC, viewing the great artistry of Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, tattoo design ignited for me. The richly patterned geometries in Klimt’s work reminded me of ancient Polynesian tattoos, and in, Blessings of a Golden Rose, I have linked the two styles.

In gratitude for creative and collaborative opportunities, clients who commission my work receive a coffee table book with their painting featured as the cover art.

In gratitude for creative and collaborative opportunities, clients who commission my work receive a coffee table book with their painting featured as the cover art.