I like to make things, and I have been a serious fan of art and design for as long as I can remember.  Sometime in the late '80s, I decided to pick up a brush.  

After a couple of decades focusing on other creative pursuits (including a series of DIY rock bands and a brief obsession with homebrewing), I decided to return to painting.  Entirely self-taught (with all of the related trial and error), in 2023 I decided to commit to a course of study in studio arts at Dallas College.

Representational and figurative artists who have influenced my style include Philip PearlsteinAndy Warhol and Patrick Nagel.  My favorite abstract artists tend to be from the mid-century Abstract Expressionism and Color Field movements, including Mark RothkoBarnett NewmanClyfford Still, Jackson PollockFranz Kline and Josef Albers

One recent series of paintings is entitled "Bands That Didn't Make It", celebrating albums and concert posters from some bands that few remember (thankfully).  This morphed into a series of promo posters for films you almost certainly never have seen.  Of course, these projects necessarily involved writing and recording a bunch of original music . . . .

Please check out my available works on this site, and please contact me if you would like to discuss a custom piece for your home or office. 

Thanks for checking out the site!

-- Bart