Harbingers of Untold Calamity (2013) SOLD

Oil over collage on canvas — 54"h x 60"w

L: Oliver Hardy (1892-1957) R: Stan Laurel (1890-1965)


Human Condition (2017)

Oil on canvas — 36"h x 48"w

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2020 Vision 

For two decades, I've been developing my own brand of hybrid imagery that unifies all of my creative yearnings. An amalgam

that is bold, colorful, illustrative, graphic, designerly, painterly, expressive and contemplative all at the same time.


A creative breakthrough in 2013 brought all of these attributes

together with the emergence of Timespace Realist, my portrait

of Albert Einstein, which was the first in this fresh new series.

As a result of developing my knowledge of Philosophy and Physics, I'm naturally drawn to figures like Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla and the 20th Century philosopher, Alan Watts. But making these portraits also aims to celebrate humanitarians and peace leaders like Mother Teresa, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and others alongside cultural revolutionaries like guitar genius Jimi Hendrix for their stellar contributions to mankind. 


In addition, as a thoughtful response to the human condition, some portraits express satirical commentary. as in these works:

Harbingers of Untold Calamity (2013); Human Condition (2017); Bang, Bang, See How They Run (2016); Transcendental Hound (2014) and Uprising (2015).

Starmatter Maiden (2015)

Oil on canvas — 36"h x 48"w

(Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900-1979) — 20th Century physicist who defined the composition of stars. She was the first female professor at Harvard University and first woman to

chair a Physics department.)

jpjp.OmahaMan.jpg Portrait of native american cheif of th Omaha tribe. Original, hand-painted. Oil on canvas.
01_Timespace_Realist.jpg  Painted portrait of Albert Einstein. Bold, original, fine art. Art.

Omaha Man (2016)

Oil on canvas — 40"h x 30"w

Timespace Realist (2013) SOLD

Oil on canvas — 48"h x 36"w

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Timespace Instrumentalist (2014)

Oil on canvas — 48"h x 36"w

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)

Timespace Liberator (2014)

Oil on canvas — 48"h x 36"w

Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948)

Uprising (2015) SOLD

Oil on canvas — 48"h x 36"w

02_Timespace_VIsionary.jpg portrait of nikola tesla hand-painted in oil on canvas, original fne art

Timespace Visionary (2013) SOLD

Oil on canvas — 48"h x 36"w

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

Timespace Saint (2014) SOLD

Oil on canvas — 48"h x 36"w

Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

08_Timespace_Activist.jpg Bob Marley, hand painted portrait, oil on canvas

Timespace Revolutionary (2015)

Oil on canvas — 48"h x 36"w

Bob Marley (1945-1981)

Harvey Milk (2014) SOLD

Oil on canvas — 40"h x 30"w

Bang, Bang, See How They Run (2016)

Oil on canvas — 48"h x 36"w

04_Timespace_Dreamer.jpg Painted portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr., original oil painting, oil on canvas by John Paul Schafer. Timespace Dreamer.

Timespace Dreamer (2013)

Oil on canvas — 48"h x 36"w

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Timespace Philosopher (2014)

Oil on canvas — 48"h x 36"w

Alan Watts (1915-1973)

06_Timespace_Shepherd.jpg portrait of Jesus Christ, oil on canvas, original art

Timespace Healer (2015) SOLD

Oil on canvas — 48"h x 36"w

Jesus (c.4BC - c.30/33AD)

Transcendental Hound (2014)

Oil on canvas — 40"h x 30"w

(Vintage mascot for the "Doggie Diner" restaurant franchise of the 1960's in San Francisco Bay area.)

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