It Was You
It Was You

It Was You | 10 x 12 | Oil
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People told me I’d still feel you around. Truthfully, it’s been hard to find you at all. Only in painting you and listening to your favorite songs did I start to feel you again. And, now, I’ll always have you here; your spirit almost alive on canvas. I miss you everyday, but here in this paint, you don’t seem so far away anymore.

A Second Time
A Second Time

Graphite | 20 x 28
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In her song “The Mother,” Brandi Carlile talks about how she gets to see the world a second time through the eyes of her daughter. That’s what came to mind when Andrew Gulledge showed me his image from which this composition was taken. There is something peaceful about this father showing London to his young son as the world chaotically shifts around them.

London Town
London Town

“London Town” | 12 x 8 | Ink

Original photograph: Andrew Gulledge | agphoto.co

Grace
Grace

“Grace” | 7 x 10 | Ink

Many know Grace Lee Boggs as an activist, author, and philosopher, being one of the key influencers of the civil rights movement. She has a book and documentary that was featured on Netflix; many have been inspired by her life. BUT, I know Grace as my grandfather’s sister and the spunky 100 year-old who requested candy instead of real meals in her final days. She was the perfect combination of tough yet compassionate and wise yet full of youthful energy, qualities represented by the blurred hawthorn tree blooms in the background. I’ll remember her for being stubborn like my grandfather but mostly for her ability to see straight to the core of anyone brave enough to look her in the eye.

Original image rights: Robin Holland

Self Portrait
Self Portrait

“Self Portrait” | 7 x 10 | Ink wash

Original photograph: Andrew Gulledge | agphoto.co

Portrait of a Woman
Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a Woman | 18 x 22 | Charcoal

Portrait of a Man
Portrait of a Man

Portrait of a Man | 18 x 22 | Charcoal

Parting Shot
Parting Shot

Parting Shot | 9 x 3 | Ink

Grafton Schoolhouse
Grafton Schoolhouse

Grafton Schoolhouse | 2 x 2 | Ink

The Walls Came Crumbling Down
The Walls Came Crumbling Down

The Walls Came Crumbling Down | 6 x 4 | Ink

Union Pacific
Union Pacific

Union Pacific | 6 x 4 | Ink

Before traveling through Death Valley in the middle of July, we stopped through a ghost town that provided a trip into the past.

Central Park Blues
Central Park Blues

“Central Park Blues” | 30 x 22 | Watercolor

Contact to purchase.

Surrender
Surrender

“Surrender” | 12 x 8 | Color Pencil



Original image rights: Emmanuel Lubezki & 20th Century Fox

Self Portrait
Self Portrait

Self Portrait | 18 x 13 | Color Pencil

Timed Life Drawing | Graphite
Timed Life Drawing | Graphite
Lou Whitaker
Lou Whitaker

Lou Whitaker (’84 Tigers Series) | 4 x 4 | Ink

Tom Brookens
Tom Brookens

Tom Brookens (’84 Tigers Series) | 4 x 4 | Ink

Lance Parrish
Lance Parrish

Lance Parrish (’84 Tigers Series) | 4 x 4 | Ink

Alan Trammell
Alan Trammell

Alan Trammell (’84 Tigers Series) | 4 x 4 | Ink

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It Was You
A Second Time
London Town
Grace
Self Portrait
Portrait of a Woman
Portrait of a Man
Parting Shot
Grafton Schoolhouse
The Walls Came Crumbling Down
Union Pacific
Central Park Blues
Surrender
Self Portrait
Timed Life Drawing | Graphite
Lou Whitaker
Tom Brookens
Lance Parrish
Alan Trammell
2018_Downtown_Portfolio-4.jpg
2018_Downtown_Portfolio-8.jpg
2018_Downtown_Portfolio-7.jpg
It Was You

It Was You | 10 x 12 | Oil
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
People told me I’d still feel you around. Truthfully, it’s been hard to find you at all. Only in painting you and listening to your favorite songs did I start to feel you again. And, now, I’ll always have you here; your spirit almost alive on canvas. I miss you everyday, but here in this paint, you don’t seem so far away anymore.

A Second Time

Graphite | 20 x 28
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In her song “The Mother,” Brandi Carlile talks about how she gets to see the world a second time through the eyes of her daughter. That’s what came to mind when Andrew Gulledge showed me his image from which this composition was taken. There is something peaceful about this father showing London to his young son as the world chaotically shifts around them.

London Town

“London Town” | 12 x 8 | Ink

Original photograph: Andrew Gulledge | agphoto.co

Grace

“Grace” | 7 x 10 | Ink

Many know Grace Lee Boggs as an activist, author, and philosopher, being one of the key influencers of the civil rights movement. She has a book and documentary that was featured on Netflix; many have been inspired by her life. BUT, I know Grace as my grandfather’s sister and the spunky 100 year-old who requested candy instead of real meals in her final days. She was the perfect combination of tough yet compassionate and wise yet full of youthful energy, qualities represented by the blurred hawthorn tree blooms in the background. I’ll remember her for being stubborn like my grandfather but mostly for her ability to see straight to the core of anyone brave enough to look her in the eye.

Original image rights: Robin Holland

Self Portrait

“Self Portrait” | 7 x 10 | Ink wash

Original photograph: Andrew Gulledge | agphoto.co

Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a Woman | 18 x 22 | Charcoal

Portrait of a Man

Portrait of a Man | 18 x 22 | Charcoal

Parting Shot

Parting Shot | 9 x 3 | Ink

Grafton Schoolhouse

Grafton Schoolhouse | 2 x 2 | Ink

The Walls Came Crumbling Down

The Walls Came Crumbling Down | 6 x 4 | Ink

Union Pacific

Union Pacific | 6 x 4 | Ink

Before traveling through Death Valley in the middle of July, we stopped through a ghost town that provided a trip into the past.

Central Park Blues

“Central Park Blues” | 30 x 22 | Watercolor

Contact to purchase.

Surrender

“Surrender” | 12 x 8 | Color Pencil



Original image rights: Emmanuel Lubezki & 20th Century Fox

Self Portrait

Self Portrait | 18 x 13 | Color Pencil

Timed Life Drawing | Graphite
Lou Whitaker

Lou Whitaker (’84 Tigers Series) | 4 x 4 | Ink

Tom Brookens

Tom Brookens (’84 Tigers Series) | 4 x 4 | Ink

Lance Parrish

Lance Parrish (’84 Tigers Series) | 4 x 4 | Ink

Alan Trammell

Alan Trammell (’84 Tigers Series) | 4 x 4 | Ink

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