BAHAMAS, CHAPTER 2: Exuma

From the plane’s window, I watched the imposing clouds of New Providence island morph into carefree clouds that hovered above the unending Exuma cays. The sapphire blue ocean transformed into neon turquoise with patches of exposed bright white sand. The islands appeared flat and deserted. Each time we passed over an island, I assumed we…

BAHAMAS, CHAPTER 1: Nassau

As the plane descended into cloud-checkered Nassau, pine trees waved from the runway. “Is this normal weather for February?” I asked the taxi driver as I watched the Bahamian sky darken. “Eh…the seas aren’t usually this rough. No boats went out today.” I shrugged, “Well, I’m here, so…” It was hard for me not to…

IN THE STUDIO: Packaging Paintings

Since I sell my original abstract paintings exclusively online and ship them all over the United States, I think it is important to explain my packaging process. As an artist, there is nothing I fear more than if my clients excitedly opened up a box, only to discover a damaged painting. I buy online too…

STORE UPDATE: May 2019 New Paintings

These next 4 paintings that I just released in my ebay store are also included in my Cocos Series. They are all painted on canvas. I was inspired by Cocos Island itself. Back in 2016, $200 million in lost treasure was found there by its park rangers. When I visited Cocos Island in 2018, I…

STORE UPDATE: March 2019 Available Paintings

Now that Spring is finally around the corner, my studio/auto body shop is warming up so I have been busy working on my newest Cocos Series. I completed and posted the following 9 new abstract paintings in both metal and canvas to my ebay store (2 of those paintings have sold). SOLD OUT

COCOS SERIES: New Red and Gold Paintings

These next 4 paintings in progress are my homage to the most heart-pumping dive sites of Cocos Island located at Isla Manuelita. I used reds, golds, oranges, and bronzes (mix of sparkly metallics, pearls, and solids) on canvas to convey my emotions while diving. The Manuelita mini-series is numbered 1-4 to match the order in…

COCOS SERIES: Paintings in Progress

For the last 6 months since I returned from Cocos Island in Costa Rica, I have been working on 5 new paintings all on aluminum metal panels. I anticipate around 20 paintings on both metal and canvas when I complete the series. I am introducing some new metallic colors that inspired me while scuba diving…

COCOS, CHAPTER 5: Return to Manuelita

On the backside of Manuelita during the first dive, I watched a gang of whitetips swarm the reef until I was distracted by a cloud of bigeye jacks approaching us from the channel. As the jacks descended onto the reef, they instantly split off into pairs; one jack remained silver and the other turned black…

COCOS, CHAPTER 4: Treasure Island

“Before we board the pangas, I have to say something important…” Angelo paused for dramatic effect. “You are not allowed to dig for treasure. You won’t find anything if you do, we already tried. Don’t touch anything or carve your name on the rocks or you won’t be allowed to dive again.” I scoffed as…

COCOS, CHAPTER 3: Dirty Rock and Alcyone

Over the next few days, it was hard for me to stop thinking about the magic of Manuelita. All I wanted to do was dive with more tiger sharks. But, the other divers wanted to find hammerhead cleaning stations in the deep waters surrounding the island. Fights erupted over any diver who unknowingly entered a…