A Past Life That Exists For Nostalgia, 2017-Present


These a paintings are of people I have never met. Almost all the paintings are from photographs I found on the internet. I look for social gatherings most of the time, in bars or cafes or pool halls. I feel nostalgic to a western past that I never existed in. I feel nostalgic to all the get-togethers and gatherings that never happened in my life, the conversations and laughter that I wish I had, but don’t know with whom or why, or what we would have spoken about, had I lived in another time, in another life, as another person.


'GG and the Gals'(2017) was the first painting in this series. It is a painting of my partners great grandmother as a young woman at a bar with a group of friends. I never met her but I wished I was there.

Something to Contemplate 

Acrylic on wood panel

9 x 12 x 1.5 in

2019

Something to Contemplate II

Acrylic on wood panel

9 x 12 x 1.5 in

2019

Something to Contemplate III

Acrylic on wood panel

16 x 20 x 1.5 in

2019

Thirsty

Acrylic on wood panel

16 x 20 x 1.5 in

2019

Happy Go Lucky
Acrylic on wood panel
24 x 30 x 1.5 in
2019

The Dancers (revisited)
Acrylic on wood panel
30 x 24 x 1.5 in
2019

A Night To Remember

Acrylic on wood panel

12 x 16 x 1.5 in

2018

Private Collection

Never Letting Go
Acrylic on wood panel
16 x 12 x 1.5 in
2018

Private Collection

Dancing Couple

Acrylic on paper

8 x 11 in

2019

The Dancers II

Acrylic on paper

11 x 8 in

2019

The Players

Acrylic on wood panel

16 x 20 x 1.5 in

2018

The Players II

Acrylic on wood panel

16 x 20 x 1.5 in

2018

Private Collection

The Players III

Acrylic on wood panel

16 x 20 x 1.5 in

2018

The Players IV
Acrylic on wood panel
16 x 20 x 1.5 in
2018

The Players V

Acrylic on wood panel

9 x 12 x 1.5 in

2019

The Players VI

Marker on paper

8 x 11 in

2019

The Players VII

Acrylic on wood panel

16 x 20 x 1.5 in

2019

Card Players I

Acrylic on paper

8 x 11 in

2018

Private Collection

Card Players II

Acrylic on paper

8 x 11 in

2019

The Card Players III

Acrylic on paper

8 x 11 in

2019

The Gathering

Acrylic on paper

11 x 14 in

2018

Private Collection

The Big Bash

Marker on paper

8 x 11 in

2019

The Old Man and the Bar
Acrylic on wood panel
16 x 20 x 1.5 in
2018

The Luncheon
Acrylic on wood panel
16 x 20 x 1.5 in
2018

Midnight Champagne

Acrylic on wood panel

16 x 20 x 1.5 in

2018
Private Collection

The Ritual

Acrylic on paper

11 x 8 in

2018

Private Collection

Ladies Night
Acrylic on wood panel
12 x 16 x 1.5 in
2018

Ladies Night II

Acrylic on paper

11 x 8 in

2019

Closing Time

Acrylic on wood panel

12 x 16 x 1.5 in

2018

Remember When

Acrylic on wood panel

12 x 16 x 1.5 in

2018

The Good Ol’ Days

Acrylic on wood panel

12 x 16 x 1.5 in

2018

Late Nights

Acrylic on wood panel

12 x 16 x 1.5 in

2018

Private Collection

GG and the Gals

Acrylic on wood panel

12 x 9 x 1.5 in

2017

Private Collection

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