Friday, April 23, 2010


I have a new website!!
Please click this link to find more up to date work!

Thank you!!

46" X 11"
Spray Paint Stenciled on Floor Boards
March 2010

[won in raffle to raise funds for Bike Ride to Conquer Cancer 2010]

This is Dizzy Gillespie. I enjoy Jazz a lot but since I'm not incredibly well versed in Jazz history, here is a portion of his bio form

"Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis' emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated. Somehow, Gillespie could make any "wrong" note fit, and harmonically he was ahead of everyone in the 1940s, including Charlie Parker. Unlike Bird, Dizzy was an enthusiastic teacher who wrote down his musical innovations and was eager to explain them to the next generation, thereby insuring that bebop would eventually become the foundation of jazz."

For more information on Dizzy click here.

This is a painting I made of him on floor boards. Special thanks goes out to the unknown neighbor who finished his floor and left these extra planks outside. One man's trash is another man's treasure indeed.

Finally a shout out goes to my cat speaker who somehow finds her way into most of my painting pictures (see top right)...