“De Profundis”

A new swimming painting which I am really excited about..

“De Profundis”, oil on canvas, 12″x36″, available at Abbozzo Gallery

“The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?” ~Oscar Wilde

"De Profundis",oil, 12"x36", available at Abbozzo Gallery.

“Return To The Wild” on PBS Tuesday November 25th

Tuesday November 25th “Return To The Wild” will be airing on PBS. It is a programme about Christopher McCandless, and I am delighted to be a small part of it. My artwork is included in the show as well as answering questions about what inspired me to create the paintings. Tune in on Tuesday! Please see the rest of my body of work inspired by Chris here on this site.

http://www.pbs.org/program/return-to-the-wild/

"Chris' Canoe, Near Golfo", oil on canvas, 18"x24", collection of The Christopher Johnson McCandless Memorial Foundation

“Chris’ Canoe, Near Golfo”, oil on canvas, 18″x24″, private collection, Virginia Beach, VA 

 

“Seamus Wheaton”

I really wanted to do a painting for Wil and Anne Wheaton, who do so much to help animals in need. This is Seamus, one of their dogs. What a sweet face! I had to paint him:)

“Seamus Wheaton”, oil on panel, 10″x8″, private collection, Los Angeles, California.

“Ophelia”

Started in The Yukon. Trundled to and worked on in New York City. Returned to and resolved in The Yukon.

“When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide;
And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up:
Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes;
As one incapable of her own distress,
Or like a creature native and indued
Unto that element” ~Hamlet, William Shakespeare (4.7.2)

“Ophelia”, oil on canvas, 24″x18″.