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Minneapolis Painting with first avenue

Root Vs Place: Minneapolis and First Avenue

Acrylic, Marker, Pencil on canvas

48x48 inches



Contemporary Iowa artist

Root, 1983: We Found The Monster Under The Bed

Acrylic, marker, pencil, oil pastel on canvas

48x48 inches




I work primarily with acrylic paint for its dry time - to accommodate my impatience.

I also heavily use:

Spray paint, Marker, Pencil

I use brushes. But, lately have been using items like: ink rollers, squirt bottles, scraps of cardboard, tape ...and whatever else may be handy to spread, spray, and splash paint onto the canvas. 

I explore recognizable shapes but also like the freedom of the unrecognizable - choosing to focus primarily on shape, color and pattern. 
Contemporary Iowa abstract art

"Root vs. Place: The Broken Promise Had Teeth"

Acrylic and marker on canvas

40x54 inches


Contemporary Abstract Iowa artist

"Root vs. Place: Waiting in Windows, 1980. (Bright Arms and Baby Heirlooms"

Mixed: Acrylic, pencil, oil pastel, masking tape and marker spray paint on canvas

48x48 inches


This painting was done for my friends new album: EJ Fitch - Bright Arms and Baby Heirlooms

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Guitar Art

Dave Grohl Gibson art
Johnny Thunders Guitar Painting
Doug Martsch guitar art
Prints and original paintings for sale in my etsy shop ->
Jason Isbell Gibson Les Paul Red Eye Gui

Recent Project:

Jason Isbell 1959 Les Paul Red Eye.

In mid February of 2019 I was contacted by Jason's label - Southeastern Records - to do a painting of his 1959 Gibson Les Paul "Red Eye" guitar for the release of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit's new album Reunions. The idea was to do a run of prints that would be given away with sales of this album at independent record stores. I think the coronavirus changed the idea a bit, so that it would be part of a pre-order deal, but still just through indie record stores.  

Independent record stores have been really good to me over the years, so I jumped at the chance. The prints are all gone now (as far as I know) and the original painting is sold. It was great to be a part of.

While this print and original is gone, I still have other guitar prints for sale in my etsy shop here:

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