Untitled #1 (1993)
acrylic on plywood
32 x 32in.
This was one of the first paintings I completed after coming out; and it is by far my favorite. Although I have received several offers, I can’t part with it.
Carlos’ Cat (1996)
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30in.
This piece was inspired by a drawing by my little brother (then 9 years old) of his cat “Whiskers”. I was very impressed by the simple shapes he used and thought it would make a good subject.
I presented the finished painting to him along with the framed drawing.
A Fall Day in Brown County (1996)
acrylic on canvas
36 x 48in.
After living in San Diego for over 10 years, when I returned to Indiana I quickly decided that autumn was going to be favorite season. The crisp air, deep blue skies and brilliant fall colors all combine to make the most beautiful of all seasons.

One afternoon, while sitting under a tree I looked up as the wind rustled through the branches and leaves began to fall around me- this piece tries to capture that moment.
Leaves Over the IMA (1997)
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24in.
One summer afternoon, while walking the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art  with a friend, a heavy down-pour of rain forced us under the shelter of some trees. The heavy rain drops beat loudly on the canopy of leaves above and caused me look up and see this...
Pool Player (1998)
acrylic on canvas
18 x 45in.
In the late spring of 1998 I returned home to San Diego. I spent several weeks visiting old hang-outs and rediscovering new ones. One night while sitting at a bar in Hillcrest, I was watching a couple of guys playing pool. The bright green felt of the table and the glossy colors of the billiard balls were a stark contrast to the darkness of the rest of the bar. Unfortunately, this piece never seemed to capture that moment just right. Nevertheless, it is still one of my favorites.
Self Portrait #1 (1997)
acrylic on canvas
24 x 40in.
I spent over one year working on this self portrait. It was painted over so many times that now the canvas could probably stand up by itself.

Obviously the painting is an approximate reproduction of this photograph of me as a child. I don’t know the particulars of when and where the photo was taken.