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Border Series #9

Border Series #9

A Honduran mother and child wait in Mexico for a chance to apply for asylum. From a photo by Orlando Sierra, Getty Images.
Graphite, collage and acrylic on Arches.
30" H x 22" W

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Passage North

Passage North

Central American migrants holding close for warmth as they are held at the border in an enclosed area beneath the Paso del Norte Bridge in El Paso. 3/29/19 The New York Times, from a photo by Tamir Kalifa.
Acrylic and collage on Arches.
30" H x 22" W

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Old Glory

Old Glory

Our flag reincarnated as "the wall". Acrylic, collage, hardboard on canvas.
36" H x 24" W

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The Missing

The Missing

A Central American woman in a march to locate relatives missing at the border. Acrylic on Arches.
30" H x 22" W

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The Border, Sorry, There's No More Room

The Border, Sorry, There's No More Room

"The wall stands as our new emblem" writes Grey Grandin in his book "The End of The Myth". We have become "a country that increasingly defines itself by what it hates." Acrylic and graphite on Arches.
30" H x 22" W

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The Border, Silvia Maribel Ramos

The Border, Silvia Maribel Ramos

Her 3-year old daughter, Ashley, was taken by border agents last month. "My daughter can't understand, she just weeps and begs to be with us." The New York Times, March 10, 2019.
From a photo by Jim Wilson. Acrylic and graphite on Arches.
30" H x 22" W

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Homage to Frida

Homage to Frida

In honor of March, Women's History Month in the US.
Acrylic on Arches.
40" H x 30" W

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Rio Grande #3

Rio Grande #3

Young children taken from their mothers and fathers and bused away; an inhumane and immoral policy.
Acrylic and graphite on Arches.
30" H x 22" W

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Rio Grande #2

Rio Grande #2

The faces of those at the front line of America's southwest border crisis.
Acrylic, newsprint, spray, graphite on Arches.
30" H x 22" W

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Los Emigrantes

Los Emigrantes

"There is no them, there is only us" Acrylic and graphite on Arches.
30" H x 22" W
$750.00    
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Rio Grande

Rio Grande

A painting inspired by the desperate situation at our southern border.
Acrylic, graphite, pouring medium on Arches.
40" H x 30" W

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Through a Train Window, Near Mallaig, Scotland

Through a Train Window, Near Mallaig, Scotland

An impression of the Scottish countryside from the Jacobite Steam train as it heads from Mallaig to Fort William.
Acrylic on Arches.
22" H x 30" W
$750.00    
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Breath of Iceland, Embedded Memories

Breath of Iceland, Embedded Memories

An abandoned house adrift on a sea of green near the Westfjords, Iceland
Inspired by the photography of Sigurgeir Sigurjonsson.
Acrylic on Arches.
30" H x 22" W
$850.00    
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The Way East, Breath of Iceland

The Way East, Breath of Iceland

Driving east on the way to Fludir to visit the thermal "secret lagoon".
Acrylic, watercolor on Arches.
24" H x 20" W
$750.00    
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The Way East, Breath of Iceland II

The Way East, Breath of Iceland II

A farm on the road to Fludir, a thermal lagoon. Acrylic, gouache on Arches
20.5" H x 29" W
$650.00    
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Bryggen

Bryggen

Bergen, Norway, a medieval wharf with colorful Hanseatic League wooden commercial buildings. This view is from a high street above and behind the wharf.
Watercolor and gouache on Arches.
20" H x 24" W
$750.00    
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Homage: Frank Stella, "Chocorua IV" 1966

Homage: Frank Stella, "Chocorua IV" 1966

A barn near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia pairs well, I think,
with Frank Stella's graphic, hard-edged color.
Acrylic, gouache, watercolor on Fabriano.
18" H x 24" W
$750.00    
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We The People

We The People

Inspired by Richard Diebenkorn and with thanks to Shepard Fairey.
Watercolor on Fabriano.
20" H x 24" W

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The Old Town, Tucson

The Old Town, Tucson

Colors, shapes and shadows rendered in stark relief by an unrelenting sun.
Acrylic and watercolor on Fabriano.
20" H x 16" W

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Looking Seaward #1, Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia

Looking Seaward #1, Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia

Early evening light, a fish shack in the tiny village of Blue Rocks. Gouache and watercolor on Arches.
15" H x 12" W
$275.00    
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Looking Seaward #2

Looking Seaward #2

The same scene in different light.
Gouache and watercolor on Arches.
15" H x 12" W

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Winter Afternoon, Northern California

Winter Afternoon, Northern California

A sere landscape of dry grasses and pale colors.
Acrylic and gouache on Fabriano mounted to board.
16" H x 20" W

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Homage: Stuart Davis, "Composition"

Homage: Stuart Davis, "Composition"

This work painted in admiration of the wonderful Stuart Davis retrospective at The National Gallery. "Composition" is in the Smithsonian American Art collection and the row house is in Halifax, NS. Watercolor and gouache on 300# Arches.
16.25" H x 17" W
$750.00    
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Haifax, South Street

Haifax, South Street

A study in geometry and texture, sunlight and shadow in an old neighborhood. Acrylic on 300# Arches.
26" H x 18.5" W

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Homage: Morris Louis, Gamma Sigma 1960

Homage: Morris Louis, Gamma Sigma 1960

One of the great color field painters of the Washington school, I've paired this work with a barn near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Gouache and watercolor on Arches.
13" H x 16.25" W

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Fish Shack, Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia

Fish Shack, Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia

Blue Rocks, a tiny self-sustaining fishing village near Lunenburg.
Acrylic, gouache and watercolor on Arches.
24" H x 20" W

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Crimson and Blue, Near LaHave, Nova Scotia

Crimson and Blue, Near LaHave, Nova Scotia

The painting on the barn doors is after Kenneth Noland's "Circle" paintings.
Gouache and watercolor on Arches.
20" H x 24" W

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Plow

Plow

A timepiece which still speaks to us from another era.
Acrylic, gouache, watercolor on Arches.
16" H x 20" W

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Gray and Rust #2

Gray and Rust #2

An iconic grain elevator in Carlton, Oregon and maybe an American Gothic.
Acrylic, gouache and watercolor on Arches.
18" H x 24" W

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Homage: Jack Bush, "Big A"

Homage: Jack Bush, "Big A"

An homage to one of the leading Canadian color field painters. I'm using a favorite barn in Ellsworth, Maine. acrylic, gouache, watercolor on Arches
13.5" H x 18" W

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Homage: Kenneth Noland, Bridge 1964

Homage: Kenneth Noland, Bridge 1964

A founding member of the Washington School , Noland favored shaped canvases, particularly triangles and circles. This house is near Sedgwick, Maine. Acrylic, gouache, watercolor on Arches.
16.5" H x 12" W

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Yellow and Black, Sedgewick, Maine

Yellow and Black, Sedgewick, Maine

Once a home, now empty, yet still with traces of it's past life. Acrylic, gouache and watercolor on Arches.
20" H x 15" W

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Homage: Ellsworth Kelly, Yellow Orange

Homage: Ellsworth Kelly, Yellow Orange

Another weathered barn in my geometric color field series, this one in Flye Point, Maine. Acrylic, gouache, watercolor on Arches.
11" H x 14" W

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Red and Green #2, Belfast, Maine

Red and Green #2, Belfast, Maine

Continuing the exploration of geometric form. Gouache and watercolor on Arches.
13" H x 18" W

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Homage: Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square

Homage: Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square

This intricate barn in Brooksville, Maine seems to share common geometric ground with Albers.
Gouache and watercolor on Arches.
12" H x 14.5" W

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Homage: Alice Trumbull Mason, Untitled 1967

Homage: Alice Trumbull Mason, Untitled 1967

Descended from the American painter John Trumbull, Mason painted in a non-objective abstract style almost her entire career. Her work fits quite nicely with this barn in Deer Isle, Maine. Acrylic, gouache and watercolor on Arches.
15.5" H x 12.5" W

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Homage: Ellsworth Kelly, Spectrum IV

Homage: Ellsworth Kelly, Spectrum IV

Kelly's geometric color field painting seems very much in unison with the vernacular architecture of rural Maine. Acrylic, gouache and watercolor on Arches.
14.75" H x 11.75" W

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Red and Green, Ellsworth, maine

Red and Green, Ellsworth, maine

A Maine barn with a rich and well worn patina.
Gouache and watercolor on Arches.
11.5" H x 15.5" W

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Early Winter, Cape Breton

Early Winter, Cape Breton

Showing its character and age, this barn has weathered many harsh Canadian winters. Gouache and watercolor on Arches.
13" H x 16" W

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Looking Out to Sea, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Looking Out to Sea, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Dramatic light and clouds illuminate this small and beautiful fishing village on the south coast of Nova Scotia. Pastel and gouache on board.
26" H x 18.5" W
$850.00    
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Lobster Shacks, Prince Edward Island

Lobster Shacks, Prince Edward Island

Uniform and with a simple formality these structures complement the moody and overcast skies.
Pastel and gouache on board,
24" H x 18" W
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The Coast at Port Clyde

The Coast at Port Clyde

The sun is just setting along the coast at Port Clyde, Maine, the village from where one takes a ferry to Monhegan Island.
Pastel on board.
18" H x 24" W

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Being in Bruges

Being in Bruges

Once a powerful center of trade, now silence and shadows inhabit this medieval city of canals in Belgium.
Pastel on La Carte stock
Available at Davis and Company Fine Art, Spring, TX
20" H x 16" W
SOLD

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