One of my favorite things to do with my photographs from the places I travel to is to turn them into paintings. I almost exclusively work in oil paints and most of my paintings are small. Why small scale paintings? I like the idea that they can be displayed anywhere – from your bedroom, living room, kitchen, office – or they can be propped up on a mini easel instead of being hung on a wall.
My painting style comes from the impressionists such as Van Gogh and Monet. I love the impressionistic style and use of color and different paintbrush strokes. Working in oils allows me to build the paint up to create a three-dimensional effect on my paintings.
I have shown paintings in the Jones Gallery and the Bredin-Lee Gallery, both located in Kansas City.
The below paintings are for sale! Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get pricing information if you are interested in purchasing one!
Some of the below paintings have sold, but if you would like one similar to a sold piece, or have your own photo/idea for a custom painting, I do commissioned work as well! Thanks!
Above are some detail photos of “Kansas City Sunset.” On top of the Rococo Commode sits a painting of a succulent (intended to be one of my succulent paintings which are also featured in the Bredin-Lee Gallery – scroll down for more). Also, two real potted succulents sit atop the commode as well. In the center window, a cat gazes out at the setting sun. Next to the Louis XV armchair is a small table with a teacup and teapot, both of these objects being a nod to the owner of the Bredin-Lee Gallery, who is a ceramic artist and has a collection of teapots in the gallery. “Kansas City Sunset” tells a story of small business owners and artists coming together to share their love of art with the Kansas City community.
Above: Succulent and Cacti series painted to be displayed with an early 18th century French buffet from Myers & Monroe’s fine French antique furniture collection and David Lee’s ceramics at the Bredin-Lee Gallery in Kansas City. (Buffet photo courtesy Myers & Monroe).
Titles of paintings; first row from left to right: “Golden Barrel Cactus” and “Pink Desert” *
Second row from left to right: “Red Desert” and “Abstract Cactus” *
Third row: “Green Aloe” and “Blue Desert”
Fourth row: “Yellow Desert” and “Red Barrel Cactus”
Details: all oil on canvas, 6 x 6 inch canvas framed in 10 x 10 inch wooden frames.
* “Pink Desert” and “Abstract Cactus” have SOLD.
Above: “Santa Monica Sunset” – oil on canvas, 5 x 7 inch canvas (shown with and without a frame).
Above: “San Juan Capistrano Cactus” – oil on canvas, 6 x 8 inch canvas framed in a 20 x 18 inch frame (shown with and without a frame).
Above: “Secret Beach” – oil on canvas, 4 x 5 inch canvas framed in a 16 x 14 inch wooden frame (shown with and without a frame).
Above: “Sunflower State of Mind” – oil on canvas, 4 x 5 inch canvas framed in a 16 x 14 inch wooden frame (shown horizontally framed and vertical without a frame). * SOLD *