Wednesday, December 11, 2013

studio shot

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I think i might just use this blog as a photo journal. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

group shows!

ay yo! i'm happy to announce two great group shows i will partake in. 
first is Beyond Eden in LA with Thinkspace Gallery for Wild at Heart II. its a multiple gallery event with some amazing artists representing. click here for info.  the event is this weekend!

california condor 12x16

the second show is at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC. next month. the show is titled North vs South. each artist is to create two works of the same size representing their own idea of north vs south. 

summer (north america) 12x12

winter (south america) 12x12

Sunday, August 25, 2013

knock knock knock.......echo

hey folks. i'm still here, no really I am! working hard as usual for an upcoming solo show and some groups shows. since my last posting i've ventured to Caifornia, had a solo show in Park City, collected some more minerals, got a new tattoo and received a couple of great features in American Art Collector Magazine. Be sure to check out the September issue. i have a two page spread about my upcoming solo show at Beals and Abbate Gallery. Talk to you soon!
Silver Queen Fine Art

got a bronzed mink skull

mammillaria bloomin'

picked up this gem the other day. beautiful botanical illustrations

received this box of Dervil's Claws from the parents of a friend from High School
looking forward to doing some studies of these guys. 
come california groundcones. they're parasitic pinecones that grow from the roots of trees. 

found a gem show at a high school while in CA. picked up some Pyrite and this Hematite with Quartz

peek of some works for my upcoming solo show


got this in Avila Beach CA. sea urchins are rad. 

Got a slow poke tattoo from my friend last week. its a cactus bloom
my 1971 Ford that i'm slowly working on. plans to lower a bit and add some white walls. Horale!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

some JUXTAPOZ Love

a friend just posted a link on my Facebook to a great posting on the Juxtapoz Magazine website. 
Awesome! Thanks for the love!

(click logo for link. sorry, i'm not trying to insult your intelligence)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


just finished one more piece for my show Modus Operandi at Silver Queen Fine Art
acrylic on panel

Monday, July 1, 2013

work in progress Amur Falcon

working on this Amur Falcon at the moment. I started it on Friday. I'm pressed for time so we'll see how far I can get today! 

now and up next

this past Friday was the last day to view Curioso at Thinkspace Gallery. the feedback was awesome! A huge thank you to the people that came out and supported! I'm truly humbled.

Back at the studio, i'm gearing up for a solo show this month at Silver Queen Fine Art in Park City, UT titled Modus Operandi on the 13th. I've done 5- 12x2 and 5- 10x10 sized works so far. I still have a couple more in progress. 

painting the sides black

some 10x10's

on deck for prepping

close up

Monday, June 10, 2013

post show

i'm still feeling the momentum from Curioso at Thinkspace Gallery. firstly,  it was absolutely needed for me to get out. it noticed i was in a certain mindset that was stressing me out and didn't feel all there. its amazing what we manifest by just thoughts. i visited my brother from another mother Richard Salcido in San Diego and finally met his beautiful daughter. we had a great time. Richard and I text all the time showing each other what we're working on, but it was good to see his amazing work in person and chop it up like the old days. 
the show itself was wonderful. the turn out was a full house and energetic. it was a real pleasure to finally meet gallery owners Andrew and his wife Shawn in person. coolest peoples and a very easy going attitude. three works sold so far. the show is up until the end of the month. you can view the works HERE.
it was also a pleasure to meet the other exhibiting artists Jeremy Hush, Glenn Arthur and Erik Siador as well. unfortunately Lindsey Carr couldn't make it, but her work is stunning in person. overall it was a great time and wonderful opportunity. seeing all your hard work come to fruition is a beautiful experience and rewarding. you can view pics of the opening night HERE.
now that i'm back and refreshed i'm already making new strides everyday. my mantra: the power of thought is how we manifest our reality, our thoughts become things. let's make things happen!

with artist Jeremy Hush

Richard Salcido, Jophen Stein and gallery owner Andrew Hosner
in print!

gallery shot from front

Richard Salcido, Derek Sterkel and Millie. Amazing artists.

installation view

installation view

gallery shot

Thinkspace Gallery

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Curioso this Saturday.

Three person show at Thinkspace Gallery this Saturday! I'm really excited for this show, plus I'll be in attendance. I could use the trip. There's an awesome full page ad in the current issue of Juxtapoz magazine. Go get one! The issue features a tribute to the Beastie Boys. WOOOOORD!

The gallery also put out a great write up about all three artists written by Marieke Treilhard. 
Check it out: HERE

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Awesomeness for hire!

Well folks, the time has come to put out some good energy and see what comes back. I'm currently looking for part time employment to help supplement some income while I pursue a career as a full time artist. All potential employers are welcome to contact me with offers. 
Most of my experience has been in the art field in sales and behind the scenes for over 10 years. In this day and age it doesn't seem too unconventional to blog or use the internet as a tool for self promotion. Life is an adventure and one must use whatever tools at their disposal in order to get where they want to go. So I'm putting out the bat signal, universe. As Joseph Campbell says: when you are on your path, doors will open where there never doors before. 
Here I am. 
I will gladly provide a resume upon request. Potential prospects can contact me at:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

studio stuff

came up on some minerals



calcite and a carpenter bee

close up. yup, crystals and a nest buddy!

cat trap

gouache still life. trying out the pochade box

found a cigar box and made a pochade box (i just call it a painting box). its really fun. jimmied a side hinge and used a picture frame glass for a palette. 

 rocking a quartz in the pocket

my pops found this decomposing snake in the desert. i clear coated it so it wont turn into dust. so awesome. 

first time growing an avocado seed. its beautiful to observe its changes from day to day.