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Oct 08, 2014 3 Comments


1928 Indian 4, 52" x 42", Oil on Canvas
-work in progress-

A few months back, a friend gave me a tour of some old machines in Wichita. Amongst them was this amazing bike, restored by a friend of his. The painting is very much a work in progress, but the bones are there.

This painting and more can be seen in the next two weekends as part of Portland Open Studios. My studio, along with those...

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Aug 06, 2014 1 Comment
As my eyes came upon the worn door on the heavy old house, I saw the painting in my head. I saw generations of hands turning a now missing knob and centuries of families and friends passing over its threshold at the rear of the house. And how it sat today as the sharp cut of light and shadow across its etched face highlighted both its resilience and the toll of so many days.

Roberts Door
32"...

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Jan 13, 2014 0 Comments
It’s rare that I’m excited about a new year. Each ticking day, after all, is a step towards the finish line and I have yet to build that time machine that will let me fix the mistakes of yesterday and the mistakes I’m making right now (grammar among being them). But this year I am fired up by this annual winter baptism. It’s a new year that holds great promise. I may have said this all...

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Jan 09, 2014 0 Comments
There’s a list in my head at any given moment of the pieces I’d like to finish, the pieces I’d like to start, and, when I dare whisper it to myself, the pieces I wish I was making. As I was sorting through the usual mix of work - some motorcycles, a commissioned landscape, planning out the whale painting (yes, whale!), some pieces to send to a new gallery, etc - there was one other...

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Jan 07, 2014 0 Comments
The first time Elias and I met, at one of the motorcycle get togethers out at the coast, he was asking for a lifeline. “Scott! You have to save me! Dude!” Not even 30, with his wilder years still fresh, this skinny kid had landed in a group of drunk middle aged suburbanites trying to recreate their forgotten years. In this crowd, as Elias saw it, he and I were two sharp tongued jerks who...

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Oct 01, 2013 2 Comments
October 12,13 & 19,20. 10 am to 5 pm.

The rain is back. In less than two week, it's time to get out and visit some studios - including mine of course. I can't believe another year has come and gone. I have new work to see, some new stories to tell - I'll be sure to repeat some old ones - and, for the first time, prints for sale. If you can believe it, even our house has been painted.

Blue,...

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Jun 04, 2013 2 Comments
In a few weeks is the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. With more than 25,000 people expecting to attend and work from both established and emerging artists and craftsman, this large regional event is a celebration of the arts, food, and music. This year, the 50th anniversary of the festival, I was invited to include work from the 'meat' series for their special exhibition. I'll be exploring...

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May 31, 2013 0 Comments
I'm very pleased to announce that I've been awarded one of the Sustainable Arts Foundation's spring grants. I'm looking for some eloquent words but Woohoo! covers my feelings quite well. This grant buys me time to make mistakes and bad paintings. And, I certainly hope, some good paintings too. This is, for this small family, no small thing.

This foundation takes a somewhat different tack than...

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