These paintings are part of the Desierto Pintado series that subverts clichés of American landscape painting. A range of source material was used from 19th Century Western landscape painters like Albert Bierstadt to travel ads beer signs and calendars to the artist's photos of the Southern California desert. Though the series started in 2014, a second phase began in November, 2017. These idiosyncratic works of nature strive to balance abstract and representational elements, earthy and ethereal color, rock, flesh, and anger.
All paintings are 36” x 48" acrylic on canvas.