Friday, October 28, 2011


One of the favorite things in my studio is "Chester", a mask from Guatemala (gift from my friend Grace Thornton). I thought this was Halloween appropriate.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

At the Met

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MoMA in NYC. One thing I love to do in museums is to capture how a painting 'feels' in person. It is a completely different experience than looking in an artbook. You get a real sense of scale, texture, and subtle value changes that reproductions can't capture. I attempt to capture the feelings by sketching/making notations in a moleskine sketchbook while walking around the gallery. Here are a few shots of me nerding out taken by my wife (who is probably ready for me to hurry up and move on to the next gallery):

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Mitzi" Progress

This is a portrait of my little sister that was on display at her wedding. I scattered some personal symbolism throughout the work including: The Quarterman Crest, old family dog, her birthday, wedding day, an allusion to a previous profession, and an image of her new husband.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2011 Town Creek Arts Festival

I recently found out that I will be participating in the 1st Annual Town Creek Arts Festival this October at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. Look for my booth...more details later.

The McNay

I recently took a trip down to San Antonio with my wife, Bonnie, for her Birthday. One of the things on her list was to visit "The McNay"--an art museum in the former 24-room Spanish Colonial-Revival home of heiress Marion McNay. If you ever find yourself in San Antonio this place is a must-see for the architecture and grounds alone. Her 700 piece art collection left to San Antonio wasn't bad either. The collection includes Rivera, Picasso, Monet, Cezanne, Kirchner, Dufy, and the list goes on.

The "Herringbone Bluesman" Revisited

Blocking in a new 'herringbone bluesman' painting. I thought I ended this series in 2006, but I've recently had a lot of ideas that might produce a second round. Herringbone Bluesman Part 2...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Art Institute Austin Faculty Painting Show

I've finally found a chance to show these paintings in public for the first time. The Faculty Painting Show will be up until May 15th.

Luck of the Draw! YMCA Art Fundraiser

If you are from the Jackson, MS area and interested in collecting artwork + helping out local youth development, drop by the "Luck of the Draw" fundraiser at the auditorium at Duling School. The drawing works like this:
-Contribute $100, so your name is put in the drawing
-The Master of Ceremonies will draw names, the name he draws first gets their pick of the artwork on the wall and so on.
-All artwork is anonymous (signatures on the back).

If you have more questions about the event and how to get tickets call the YMCA at 601.709.3760

(The image above is a hint of the painting I'm contributing--oil on gessoed bristol)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"The Wire Man" is Exhibited at the MMA in April

Check out "The Wire Man" at the Mississippi Muesum of Art. You have until April 30th!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Count No-Count

A few more glazes to warm up the background and it's finished.