WORK > Barrooms and Battlefields

Grand Finale
oil on canvas
36" x 46"
2010
Faint
oil on canvas
16" x 20"
2010
A Shot and Beer
oil on canvas
28" x 42"
2010
The Letter Writer
oil on canvas
16" x 12"
2010
Wasted and Wounded
oil on canvas
20" x 16"
2010
Bunker
oil on canvas
14" x 11"
2010
Bombardier
oil on canvas
12" x 12"
2011
The Grass I Love
oil on canvas
14" x 11"
2010
On The Beach
oil on canvas
18" x 24"
2010
St Sebastian Agony and Ecstasy
oil on canvas
12" x 12"
2010
Sooner or Later
oil on canvas
30" x 15"
2011
Aftermath
oil on canvas
14" x 18"
2011
Barstool Blues
oil on canvas
diptych 9" x 12" each
2010
In Transition
oil on canvas
triptych 8'' x 10" each
2011
Keeper
oil on canvas
14" x 11"
2011
Trophy 2111
oil on canvas
40" x 30"
2011
Juniors
pen on paper
11" x 14"
2010
Biergarten
pen on paper
11" x 14"
2010
WT's
pen on paper
14" x 11"
2010
Pump Station
pen on paper
11" x 14"
2010
The 54th street Connolly's
pen on paper
14" x 11"
2011
Low in Lowell
pen on paper
14" x 11"
2011

This series of paintings and drawings builds a narrative that loses all sense of time and place. From local watering holes to merciless battlefields to open fields of ghostly encounters my protagonists are drunk on war, whiskey, and solitariness. Crazy and alone in places often equated with camaraderie and brotherhood each is trying to survive their own little piece of existence. I feel sympathy for some of them and I loathe others; some deserve what they get and some were dealt a bad hand; a few are misanthropes; some are martyrs and the rest are big babies.