This collection explores an idea that has always stuck out to me in nature – that nature is beautiful, but odd. Everything about it seems so personal and intentional, yet somehow that fact is easily overlooked because we see it everyday. Birds start to seem common and rain predictable – but they aren’t.

“Oddities” features many familiar animals and everyday objects – none of them odd in and of themselves. What makes them strange or whimsical is their context and relationship to each other. For instance, donuts and stags are common enough – but you could rarely expect to see them together. Something must be done for that. And that’s what it boils down to. In nature I see that something has been done; and by merely tweaking the circumstances, I remind myself.
donut deer surreal oil painting
The Pastry King, 24″ x 30″, oil on canvas
crow flying ruby oil painting
Treasure Hunters, 16″ x 20″, oil on canvas
wolf floral garden oil painting
Teeth in the Garden, 24″ x 24″, oil on canvas
surreal snail oil painting
Small World, 12″ x 12″, oil on canvas
forest mice teapot painting
Lost Teapot, 11″ x 14″, oil on canvas
hummingbird flying surreal oil painting
Drawn, 11″ x 14″, oil on canvas
moth skull moth painting
The Mourners, 10″ x 8″, oil on canvas
tortoise surreal oil painting
Bring the Light, 14″ x 11″, oil on canvas
animals at window oil painting
The Snoops, 22″ x 28″, oil on canvas
Ghosts with Wings, 24″ x 30″, oil on canvas
frog tea party oil painting
The Tea Party No. 1, 16″ x 12″, oil on canvas
Tick Tock, 20″ x 16″, oil on canvas
Unlocked, 9″ x 12″, oil on wood panel
fish lightbulb surreal oil painting
Alive, 8″ x 10″, oil on canvas

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