I have been living in Maui Hawaii for 5 years now. The majority of my time has been spent tattooing, spearfishing, surfing, and enjoying my life with Athena and our dogs. I have been clearing my mind in preparation for a major compositional oil painting. This is the first study for the work.
This winter I started a new oil paining. Nothing too serious, I simply had an idea to work out. I worked on the painting when I was not tattooing; which is mostly never being that I have been almost booked solid for a few years now.
My life here on Maui is so very different than what it was in Minneapolis. I have found that the ocean is everything to me. All I want to do is play in it as often as I can. With this new painting I decided not put too much academic thought into painting it, and simply paint. I work on it as I have time and at my leasure. Everything is improvisational as I am only reacting to the work as I do it.
“Between interruptions” 2017
More to come as I finish them.