Friday, February 13, 2015

Candy Babel

Candy Babel was just voted one of America's BEST Candy Shops by

Make this Valentine's Day Epic!


Luchadora Series

"Viva la Cerveza"
Beer can collage nailed to acrylic painting

Luchadoras are the female fighters of  Mexican wrestling/Lucha Libre

They are a symbol of Power, Strength and Bad-Assery

To me, they represent what a woman is capable of but not given credit for,
that if challenged, we will F*ck you up - and look good doing it.

These paintings along with other BoneWerx goodies are currently showing at:
Thru February 28th

Wrestling is one of the last true rebellions

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2014 ReCap

2014 was a BUSY year full of lots of small works for Group Shows.
The above are some of my favorites.
2015 will be very different.
My goal is NOT to spread myself so thin
and instead, focus my energy on creating a body of work
for a solo show in late August at Nebraska Gallery.

My friend Teresa Bergen wrote a great piece on Art focused
Goal setting. Check it out here:

 Portland Artists Set Goals, Hopes and Dreams for 2015

Here is a look back at what I did in 2014:
am I nuts?!

 JAN/FEB  People's Art: People of People's Show

FEBRUARY  Bluemonk:  Valentine's Show

FEBRUARY  Splendoporium:  Pink Show

FEB/MAR  People's Art:  Love of Portland Show

FEB/MAR  Guardino Gallery:  Heart of The Matter Show

APRIL  Goodfoot: 88 Strong

MAY  ArtDeckCo.  Artists on Board (Largest Skateboard Show on Earth!)

JUNE  First Cup Coffee House:  Dragon boat Show

JULY  Scandals: Mann/Bone Show!

AUGUST  Hollywood Beverage: BoneWerx Solo Show

SEPTEMBER  Art Carts on Hawthorne 

SEPTEMBER  Scattered by The Wind - Prayer Flag Project

SEPT/OCT  People's Art:  ICON Show

SEPT/OCT  Guardino Gallery:  Day of The Dead Show

OCTOBER  Glyph Cafe and Art Space:  Entitled Group Show

OCTOBER  Bar Carlo:  Ball point pen Show

OCT/NOV  People's Art: Things that go BUMP in the Night

NOVEMBER  Siren Nation Craft Sale

NOVEMBER  Splendoproium: Bling Show 

NOV/DEC  Guardino Gallery: Little Things Show

NOV/DEC  Nebraska Gallery: Bruce Springsteen Show

Cheers to a New Year
and another chance  to figure out what the Hell I'm doing.

Sunday, January 11, 2015


"The Tramp"
Acrylic on denim covered board with bottle caps, leather, nails and 
old metal car letters (I scavenged myself)

In December I participated in a Group Show of artworks inspired by the songs of
Bruce Springsteen 

I chose to portray him as the scruffy young poet who wrote:

"In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream
At night we ride through the mansions of glory in suicide machines
Sprung from cages out on highway nine,
Chrome wheeled, fuel injected,and steppin' out over the line
H-Oh, Baby this town rips the bones from your back
It's a death trap, it's a suicide rap
We gotta get out while we're young
`Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run"

I know they call him "The Boss" but
there's something about a Tramp that makes me swoon!

"Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs 'round these velvet rims
And strap your hands 'cross my engines
Together we could break this trap
We'll run till we drop, baby we'll never go back
H-Oh, Will you walk with me out on the wire
`Cause baby I'm just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta know how it feels
I want to know if love is wild
Babe I want to know if love is real "