I have a solo show coming up next month at Dowling Walsh Gallery with an opening reception Friday, August 1, from 5-8pm, which is open to the public. Come by and say hello. This is a body of work that I’m very proud of. There’s a wide range of subjects, from landscape to still life to figures. All of these subjects are tied together by the theme of summer, as I’ve experienced it since having kids. Before my family started to grow, my summer was all about painting and work. Now I’m forced to occasionally slow down and enjoy it. For the last few years I’ve been looking for ways to make paintings about my family life. There are a few paintings of my kids here, but I realized that I could make paintings about the experience of summer, through a wide variety of subjects.