Its been almost 2 years since I’ve written out into the world. The swirl of interiorness and the onslaught of news from the globe and friends somehow pressed me into a continual working mode. Aside from painting I decided to take an old idea, rewrite it, illustrate it and amazingly find a publisher. It is called Above & Below The Voyages of Virgilio. It is a fable for anyone & everyone.
Here is the cover:
It will be available in stores around Valentine but you can preorder:
and a lovely review by Lewis Shiner:
Once one book happened I thirsted for more. There was a graphic novel written by Pam Noles that I illustrated quite a while back that had never transformed into book form. So I decided to do it myself. It is a black & white comic tragedy about two teenage girls in Las Vegas who become zombies and search for their killer amid much other chaos:
If you are interested you can buy a copy from me: $25 plus $4 shipping. Email me for details.
Amidst all this book making there were paintings that lined up in my head like a lot of impatient monkeys. In order not to be overwhelmed by this internal disorder I succumbed and made them.
Roses at Doodle Beach
2021 36 X 48 oil on panel
I haven’t said anything about the feelings of the last two years because there have been so many words written & said that I feel jungled by the weight of them. Rather I feel I speak better with pictures. There are more paintings but I’ll end with this one which I have a great affection for.
It has two titles: Float, Fly, Swim, or more simply: