Dizzy Swallows

“Dreaming” Show Reception

October 11th, 2013

Last week’s artist reception for the Brackenwood Gallery show, “Dreaming,” went off swimmingly. Here are a few looks from what was a truly lovely evening. Thank you again to all who came, it was a great turnout! Your love and support means so much.

Once again, the show features five new paintings by moi, as well as works by a four local artists, and will be up through October 28th.

All photos taken by Jacob.

Fun with reflections:

One of my beautiful models…

…and the other gorgeous gal.

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend.… Continue reading

“Dreaming” Art Opening

October 2nd, 2013

To all my lovely Seattle region readers:
The group show, Dreaming, featuring five of my new paintings opens October 5th in Langley on Whidbey Island, with a private reception on Friday, October 4th, from 5pm-7pm. The show will be held at Brackenwood Gallery. If you have the time and inclination come on by and say hello! The show runs through October 28th, so if you are unable to make the opening, there is still plenty of time to swing by for a look.

Location and contact information for Brackenwood Gallery can be found here.… Continue reading


May 29th, 2013

These past weeks have been filled to bursting. May is nearly done and I’ve been so focused, I was hardly aware of it’s passage. I thought I’d share a few of the sights and sounds that have so occupied my world of late.

Good music. Always. Here’s a lovely ditty from Taken By Trees: “Dreams.” Taken By Trees is the solo project of former Concretes singer, Victoria Bergsman. Incidentally, Victoria is yet another Swede.

We’ve built and painted a dozen chalkboard signs for the wedding (can’t wait for you to see them in action!), and thought we’d use some of the leftovers to paint the inside of one of our cupboards. I’m thinking to fill it with handy measurement conversions and such.

I was never one to go in for banner-making during my school days, but I did recently play with metallic paint, glitter, and sponge brushes. Again, … Continue reading


April 26th, 2013

If things have been quiet on the this front, it is only because they are raucously abuzz elsewhere. Building frames, stretching canvas, painting, painting, painting. A few scenes that have been filling my days of late:

Kisses.… Continue reading

New Painting: Oryx Skull

May 25th, 2011 7 Comments

It seems like forever and a day since I last posted one of my paintings, so here is my latest. I was playing with elements of trompe l’oeil in this piece, whose subject is the skull of a scimitar-horned oryx (remember those?) hanging in the ranch house in Texas. Ah, Texas, how I miss your tacos and your sunshine.

I am also delighted to announce that this (yet untitled) piece has already sold, but that I am considering making prints available for sale, of this and other works. Good idea? Bad idea?

This will at least give me an excuse to have many of my pieces professionally scanned or photographed, which will be a welcome relief. Hopefully then I can stop cringing every time I see the havoc digital transfer has wrecked on the subtler colors. The highlights look especially garish here. Ugh.

Lastly, for those … Continue reading