Commissions


Forgiven

This commissioned painting required a lot of planning and attention to detail. The client sent me a personal photo of Roman Catholic church El Santuario de Chimayo and requested to have an illustration of Jesus over the church with his arms outstretched. This commission was a pleasure to create and it really pushed my skills to a new level.

Original Piece Size: 16"x20"

Medium: Oil on Panel

Forgiven

Nelly Belly

This commissioned painting was a fun pet portrait of my friend's dog Nelly. I really enjoyed working on this piece because I felt it showed the strength in companionship and unconditional love. This person has a strong emotional connection to her dog  in a way that seems they both heavily rely on each other for support in a sort of give and take. I felt honored to create this painting for her.

Original Piece Size: 12"x12"

Medium: Oil on Panel

Nelly Belly

Garden and Peak

This commissioned painting was meant to capture the beautiful and  dynamic colors and textures of Colorado Springs.  The client wanted to showcase Colorado springs as it was the stage for the beginnings of a significant relationship.

Original Piece Size: 12"x24"

Medium: Oil on Panel

Garden and Peak

Relational Harmony

This commissioned painting started with basic instructions to create an abstract landscape with a brown color palette. "Relational Harmony" brings to light the harmony found in the imperfections of familial relationships. The flaws, blemishes and mistakes found in a landscape can make it as unique and dynamic as a human relationship if we approach it with compassion and love.

Original Piece Size: 30"x40"

Medium: Oil on Panel

Relational Harmony

Piney Lake

This commissioned painting was meant to highlight the vibrant colors found in a landscape and how they can inspire the viewer. The client wanted to see the changing colors in the aspen trees and how they contrast the pine trees. Working on this piece gave me a great appreciation for the time and effort it takes to replicate the subtleties of nature.

Original Piece Size: 22"x54"

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Influence

This commissioned painting was made to resemble my digital pieces "White Forest" and "Underwater Trees." This gestural abstract style was developed by drawing inspiration from trees, plants, foliage and many other things found in nature. The composition of this painting grew from a singular spot and layers influenced other layers.

Original Piece Size: 30"x60"

Medium: Oil on Panel

Family Beginnings

This commissioned piece was for new family who wanted to be represented in a futuristic and fantastical way. The several artworks I have created showcasing robots tend to create contrasting themes of human intimacy and connection shown in a robotic form.

Original Piece Size:  36"x48"

Medium: Oil on Panel

Piney Lake

 

Influence

Family Beginnings

Garden of the Gods Entrance

This commissioned piece was made for a close friend in Colorado Springs who had a special connection to Garden of the Gods. This piece explores the light and feathery nature of Colorado Snow and how it interacts with dynamic landscapes. The grand nature of the entrance to Garden of the Gods frames the fading landscape.

Original Piece Size: 12"x24"

Medium: Oil on Panel

Garden of the Gods Entrance

Expansive Snow

This commissioned piece was made for a close friend in Colorado Springs who had a special connection to Garden of the Gods. This painting was a slightly abstract representation of an already dynamic Colorado landscape. The organic brushwork allowed bushes and trees to twist and turn in a more impressionist fashion.

Original Piece Size: 20"x36"

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Expansive Snow

Rock Peaks

This commissioned piece was made for a close friend in Colorado Springs who had a special connection to Garden of the Gods.This piece showcases the unique rock structures found in Garden of the Gods contrasting the expansive blue Colorado Sky. The harmony of foliage and sturdy rocks is also a predominant theme.

Original Piece Size: 24"x40"

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Rock Peaks

Twisted Tree

This commissioned piece was made for a close friend in Colorado Springs who had a special connection to Garden of the Gods. This piece highlights the resistant plants that grow in the Colorado desert environment. This back view of Garden of the Gods shows how the landscape dips into a vast valley sprinkled with peaks of rocks.

Original Piece Size: 36"x24"

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Twisted Tree

Backyard

This commissioned piece was made for a close friend in Colorado Springs who had a special connection to Garden of the Gods. This painting focuses on the unique rock structures found in Garden of the Gods and how they fold and stack on each other. These rocks tend to frame the surrounding landscape now matter what perspective you look at them from.

Original Piece Size: 36"x48"

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Backyard

Maui Beach

This piece was a gift to my parents and it focuses on warm tropical environment of a Maui beach. In order to capture the variety of textures in this area I used a more impressionistic technique and I feel it gives the piece more movement.

Original Piece Size: 36"x48"

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Maui Beach

Maui Backyard

This piece was a birthday present for my dad. It showcases the warm Maui sunrise and how it casts shadows on the lush tropical greenery.

Original Piece Size: 18"x24"

Medium: Oil on Canvas

 

The Peak

This commissioned was for the dean of students at my college. This piece displayed the ever changing landscape of Colorado Springs in an impressionistic style. The subtle colors of a landscape can give it a cohesive and organic feel.

Original Piece Size: 12"x24"

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Maui Backyard

The Peak