I realized recently that I haven't blogged since September. I've been creating new work consistently so I'm not really sure why I haven't posted - maybe I just needed a break. I've also been using Instagram more and posting my art on Facebook. But, I always find it helpful to blog about my art. These new pieces are based on photos I took while walking around The Loop at lunch or on an afternoon coffee break.
Old factory buildings from the industrial era are rapidly disappearing. But, space is at a premium so many of these structures get converted and re-used for creative businesses -- tech companies, advertising and marketing agencies, and of course, artists -- re-purpose these loft buildings. My studio is located in one of these old loft buildings, originally an ice house built in 1910. But, those art studio buildings are disappearing around the city and the artists often get displaced. These paintings both document and pay tribute to our industrial past and our creative, high-tech future.
Chicago Blues, oil on canvas, 42x42, 2015
Distortion, oil on canvas, 16x20, 2015
Wabash Corridor, oil on canvas, 16x20, 2015
In Between, oil on canvas, 16x20, 2015
Sunset In the Loop, oil on canvas, 16x20, 2015
Abstract Tracks, oil on board, 16.5x27.5, 2015