Tuesday, June 30, 2020


After my last painting where I began the star formation bracing for my chassis', I felt so good about that one, even though it as by far the most intense painting experience I have created yet. My paintings are quite complex in their making even though the finished painting doesn't always show it off. Time is the best friend you have when viewing these paintings. It's not a flat plane with brushstrokes, there's so much more to it than that. I broke through the flat plane and found a world of dimension behind it. That previous painting is the first one to really take full advantage of the entirety of the chassis, from the front, to the interior, and to the back. That first painting had a multitude of colors which light up the interior, this time I went with a single color. RED. I had originally designated the painting with red as my base in the yarn. That didn't quite happen that way, I thought I had plenty of red yarn which I wanted to use, but I later learned that I didn't have near enough for full coverage. I decided in that moment to bring back an idea that came forth on a painting I made while in Pennsylvania. I hadn't made another painting since then with a single yarn thread running through the painting. I decided to bring it back and as you can see in these photos I'd say that was a damn good idea. Well, I guess that's enough talking for now.

Enjoy the photos! Remember if you click on them they will pop up larger. If you right click open link in new tab, or just view image, it'll come up with the large format I gave the original photo.

Big Thanks to Marc Ross for being such a wonderful help in letting me photograph my paintings in his studio. It's got such wonderful light for photographing my paintings.

72 X 52 IN
Acrylic on Acrylic Yarn and Poly Rope on Painted Wood Chassis.

Now that's some bottom end!

Thanks for viewing. Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Chrysalistasis online group exhibition curated by James Austin Murray @ Lyons Wier Gallery

A few months back I had the pleasure of being offered to be included in a big online exhibition being curated by James Austin Murray for Lyons Wier Gallery in New York City. I am honored to say it's officially live and ready to rock. It's a culmination of 51 artists from around the country. Lots of differing work for different tastes, go check it out.


Naturally when one of my works becomes a part of these exhibitions I want to share it fully. Which is why I have included a video 360 view of this freestanding painting. I love putting these on the turntable as it gives so many extra views of the work that you wouldn't have gotten anywhere else. To be able to peek in, hit that pause button and really see the work in it's entirety is something very special that will entice you deeper to connect even further. I Painted this artwork with a mixed color I had used on a previous painting. In doing so I began to see all the ways I could grow and develop the presence of this work. One night while taking it in, I had a desire to give it some white topped color which immediately brought forth the idea of mountains with snow covered peaks, or simple waves crushing down in the murky waters. I don't add much extra to my normal talks about my work since I value the viewers mind to be able to have their own visions. It's also a main reason why I refuse to give my work any sort of "normal" title.



Front Side View

Back Side View


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Spring into Action @ Monica King Contemporary and Artsy

Spring into Action is the fundraiser I am included in from Monica King Contemporary Art in New York City. It's been running from April through the month of May. It's a tremendous fundraiser to help artists in need during this time. I was asked by Monica King to be a part of this wonderful event. I look forward to the future and what it will bring. I hope you are too.

I make videos for each small work I make as a way to let you the online viewer get more of a sense of what the entirety of the painting is and how it looks. I find they are way more situated to what I need than just doing photographs.

Front View

Front Side View

Front Side View 2

Back View

Back Side View 1

Back Side View 2


Sunday, April 12, 2020


Acrylic on Acrylic Yarn and Poly Rope on Painted Wood Chassis
22 X 16 IN

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Acrylic on Acrylic Yarn and Poly Rope on Painted Wood Chassis.
38 X 28 IN

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

03-07-2020 and Color Choices.

My love of Motorcycles might not look like it has anything to do with this painting. But you'd be misinformed. I've been mixing up different color combinations that don't resemble the natural colors and waiting for the right moment to use them. This was one of those moments. It looks like brown, but it's not brown. It's a strangely mixed color that began with blue and silver, then orange, then violet, then who knows what. What became of that developing color is what you see here, I don't have a name for the color, it's definitely a brownish-violet but looks so good when you see it in natural lighting situations. The way I mix colors is many times the result of just looking at this or that. This time it came from a viewing of the Discovery Channel TV Show called Biker Build Off. This particular episode was showing work from a company in South Dakota with designer Michael Prugh. Michael likes his motorcycles to have non-standard colors for his designs, and watching him gave me the desire to make a color that no one else has. His choice of colors mixed with silvers really gives the color a metallic feel and that's what I was going for with this painting. You can see more of his work on the episode here you can see the color he chose here. Open the images up and see the details that are within.

22 X 16 IN
55.88 X 40.64 CM
Acrylic on Acrylic Yarn and Poly Rope on Painted Wood Chassis.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


It's been a while that I have been working on this new white painting finished on 03-05-2020. 72 X 52 Inches has become one of my favorite sizes for my paintings. Just big enough to be bigger than I, but not too big that it's a pain to move around. I finally made the choice as I was making the chassis for this painting that I would keep my chassis thickness the same through all the new work as it will all be made with the 1.5 IN square pine and poplar stock. It allows the chassis to be more than just the thing the painting sits in front of, but in my work the chassis is an entire part of the painting, not hidden from view. And this way it stays right in your field of view so it's an immediate part of the painting and not seen as an afterthought. I usually think about the bracing as the painting is being made. I don't go off previous drawings, I simply make it as it comes. I do know now that I will continue to make more chassis like this and seeing how I can grow it for the future. The rest is for you to see in person and enjoy! Right click on the images and see how far in you can zoom. There's plenty to see and take in.

And now for the details...

You can really see the left side details quite well here. You can see the layering of the poly ropes. There are four layers of wrapping of the large poly rope in some places.

And some details of the inner bottom of the painting.

And some details of the inner top of the painting.

Hope you enjoy. @jeffreymcollins and don't forget Saatchi Art where you can buy online.


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