FEATURED COLLECTION, 2017


 

Artist Statement

Since I was a very young boy, 5 or 6 yrs old, I often occupied myself building altars - small scale but aesthetically pleasing they were usually placed in the closet of my bedroom. I must have got this idea from attending Catholic Mass with my parents. Later, reading C. S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to my own kids, the wardrobe didn’t seem odd as the obvious passage to God's Kingdom. 

Looking back over my artistic production now at the age of 67, I am surprised at how many images take the form of altars - the altar being a special or holy place of prayer, refuge, sacrifice. The altar (or the easel) seems a likely place for me to encounter God--a place where my God-given talents can mediate my way back to my Creator. 

I hope you enjoy this small on-line showing of several altar type images that I have created over the years.

 

 

 

Please note dimensions in title, and paintings are not displayed to scale.

 
 #616  NOT ONLY MY FEET, 2003  36 x 36 inches; oil on canvas

#616

NOT ONLY MY FEET, 2003

36 x 36 inches; oil on canvas

 

 
 #1082  EZEKIEL (Ch. 4 and 5) II, 2008  48 x 48 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

#1082

EZEKIEL (Ch. 4 and 5) II, 2008

48 x 48 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

 

 
 #1533  GIDEON'S ALTAR, 2012  48 x 36 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

#1533

GIDEON'S ALTAR, 2012

48 x 36 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

 

 
 #1234  ABRAM AND SHEKINAH (Gen. 15), 2008  30 x 24 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

#1234

ABRAM AND SHEKINAH (Gen. 15), 2008

30 x 24 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

 

 
 #968  HAIL, O FAVORED ONE, 2006  36 x 36 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

#968

HAIL, O FAVORED ONE, 2006

36 x 36 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas


 
 #92  THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN, 1997  72 x 36 inches; oil on canvas   

#92

THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN, 1997

72 x 36 inches; oil on canvas

 


 
 #477  ENTER THROUGH PRAISE, 1992  96 x 48 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas   

#477

ENTER THROUGH PRAISE, 1992

96 x 48 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

 

 

 
 #378  UNION, 2003  36 x 36 inches; oil on canvas

#378

UNION, 2003

36 x 36 inches; oil on canvas


 
 #613  THE PRESENT (For Mary), 2003  65 x 32.5 inches; oil and fiber tassles on canvas

#613

THE PRESENT (For Mary), 2003

65 x 32.5 inches; oil and fiber tassles on canvas


 
 #615  SABBATH BANNER, 2004  54 x 35 inches; oil and acrylic with assorted watches on canvas

#615

SABBATH BANNER, 2004

54 x 35 inches; oil and acrylic with assorted watches on canvas


 
 #873  JACOB'S DREAM, 2005  36 x 24 inches; oil on canvas

#873

JACOB'S DREAM, 2005

36 x 24 inches; oil on canvas


 
 #876  GO, TEACH AND BAPTIZE, 2005  60 x 60 inches; oil on canvas

#876

GO, TEACH AND BAPTIZE, 2005

60 x 60 inches; oil on canvas


 
 #930  SETTING UP THE CROSS, 2005  36 x 36 inches; oil on canvas

#930

SETTING UP THE CROSS, 2005

36 x 36 inches; oil on canvas

 

 
 #1015  TALLIT (PETRA AND RED SEA), 2006  82 x 76 inches; oil on canvas

#1015

TALLIT (PETRA AND RED SEA), 2006

82 x 76 inches; oil on canvas


 
 #1040  THE ONLY SOLUTION (large), 2007  48 x 36 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

#1040

THE ONLY SOLUTION (large), 2007

48 x 36 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

 

 
 #1300  ARTISTS, WRITERS, DOCTORS, PRIESTS, 2003  36 x 36 inches; oil on canvas

#1300

ARTISTS, WRITERS, DOCTORS, PRIESTS, 2003

36 x 36 inches; oil on canvas

 

 
 #1374  ART 2 LIFE PRAYER, 2010  10 x 8 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

#1374

ART 2 LIFE PRAYER, 2010

10 x 8 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas


 
 #207  A WREATH FOR THE SINAI GENERATION, 2001  60 x 120 inches; oil on canvas

#207

A WREATH FOR THE SINAI GENERATION, 2001

60 x 120 inches; oil on canvas

 

 
 #1549  AFTER THE PARTING (Ex. 14:30), 2012  16 x 20 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

#1549

AFTER THE PARTING (Ex. 14:30), 2012

16 x 20 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

 

 
 #1572  AN ACT OF ABANDON, 2012  24 x 30 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas

#1572

AN ACT OF ABANDON, 2012

24 x 30 inches; oil and acrylic on canvas