Posted on August 6, 2017
“Lust implies not only strength, but the joy of strength exercised. It is vigour, and the rapture of vigour”
-The Book of Thoth, page 92
Posted on July 31, 2017
Some more of my pieces got professionally photographed today by my talented uncle Russ Widstrand. There are now 12 new acrylic paintings and one new collage on display in the gallery sections of this website.
Posted on July 31, 2017
Here’s my table from Last Thursday on Alberta. It was a blast. I plan on being out there next month too.
Posted on July 27, 2017
I just made all these new prints and will be selling them tonight (along with some original paintings) at the Last Thursday arts showcase on Alberta Street in Portland, Oregon from 6 to 9 pm. Stop by and say hi!
Posted on July 23, 2017
Dream Gate. Collage in sketchbook. July 2017.
“The world of imagination is the world of eternity. It is the divine bosom into which we shall all go after the death of the vegetative body.” ~William Blake
Posted on July 16, 2017
The Fountain of Eternal Youth. Micron on paper in sketchbook. July 2017.
Posted on July 9, 2017
from Nature I came forth
and to Nature I will return
after the curtain falls on this act
and from Nature I have never for a moment
Posted on July 2, 2017
This drawing is an amalgamation of things that have been on my mind/influencing me this week: a Viking send off for a friend in Valhalla, melons slowly ripening on the vine (summer, waiting for growth and healing, the Seven of Pentacles), the half Moon, walking by cute houses surrounded by giant trees, electricity/fire and the Phoenix ascending after rebirth, the starry path, branches stretching towards the world above and roots towards the world below…
Posted on June 25, 2017
Self Portrait. Micron on paper in sketchbook. June 2017.
I drew this over the last couple of days in a tea shop and by the river trying to stay cool during a heat wave in Portland. I’ve been reading John Crowley’s version of The Chemical Wedding and have had alchemical processes on my mind, which obviously influenced this.
Posted on June 18, 2017
This past winter when I was really depressed and going through an existential life crisis I started this painting full of angst and sacrificial feelings but never finished it. Now that I’m on the flip side of that I started painting roses over it. This pretty much sums up where I’m at right now. The blackening period is over and I’m on to the whitening and reddening phases. I’ve been inspired lately by walking around Portland and experiencing all the roses in bloom.