ABOUT MY WORK

My works are a combination of my years in advertising with a strong love for branding, love for travel, love for coaching and love for art blended together to create Subliminal Story Art

Title:

Maker Projects

Dimensions: 24” x 36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

At The Central Oregon Maker Faire (in Bend, OR), attendees, referred to as “Makers” were asked to contribute to what maker projects they were working on.

Title:

LIVING AT THE EDDY

Dimensions: 24”x36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

At the Grand Opening party in August 2022, residents were asked to contribute what they enjoy most about living at the Eddy, in Bend, OR.

Title:

LOOK AT WHAT’S INSIDE

Dimensions: 16” x 20”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

This work is the cover of Mark’s book called “Look At What’s Inside.” The subliminal layer began at a Paint With The Artist class and was completed a couple months later. The book shares my vulnerable journey of going from “failing” at my career to finding a path back to art. After feeding my “starving ‘inner’ artist” I invite the reader to feed their “starving ‘inner’ artist” and inspires others to keep creating.

Title:

WINTER Adventures

Dimensions: 36”x48”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

On the First Friday in June, Stio welcomed me back after my first First Friday in November 2022, right as winter was beginning and guests contributed to the work: Winter Adventures. This First Friday was right in the middle of summer, so surprise, surprise…I decided to name this one Summer Adventures. HA!

Title:

You ARE REMARKABLE

Dimensions: 24″x36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

The Resound team embodies the phrase “You Are Remarkable” and invites their clients to do the same. Ths Resound team is comprised of individuals that are all remarkable AND fun! After knowing Mike for well over 7 years and working directly with he and the team for over a year and a half, I feel this painting reflects the sophistication of their work, with the fun of who they are. I love so much of their personality shines through, including an inside joke of President “Taft.”

Title:

Summer Adventures

Dimensions: 24”x36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

On the First Friday in June, Stio welcomed me back after my first First Friday in November 2022, right as winter was beginning and guests contributed to the work: Winter Adventures. This First Friday was right in the middle of summer, so surprise, surprise…I decided to name this one Summer Adventures. HA!

Title:

HEALTHY HABITS

Dimensions: 24″x36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

Healthy Habits began at a Maker’s Market as the year 2022 was drawing to a close. It’s never too early to begin applying new habits so even though it was early December I asked guests what Healthy Habits they wanted to implement in the new year.

Title:

QUECHUA BENEFIT

Dimensions: 24”x36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

At Quechua Benefit’s annual event, Education with a Destination, after dinner I shared an opportunity for the guests to share their experience of being involved with Quechua Benefit. That evening and over the weekend each guest would be participating in collective canvas that would later raise funds for the organization at a future event.

Title:

all together

Dimensions: 24″x36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

On May 18th, 2022 I hosted my first ever “Meet the Artist” event. I opened the evening with “you think this is about “meeting me the artist…it’s not.  It’s about…

Title:

creative inspiration

Dimensions: 24”x36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

The first Bend Fashion week was started by Bryan, Kevin and Elise in 2022. While working at Spoken Moto, I happened to hear the planning committee talking about the… 

Title:

30 years of trails

Dimensions: 24″x36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

I met Emmy at Spoken Moto while I had my art displayed at Spoken Moto in June 2022. I was having regular talks with the community on Fridays and one day…

Title:

PEACE, LOVE,

JOY & ART

Dimensions: 30”x48”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

This work was inspired as I heard Jon, founder of Earthwaking University. He encourages attendees at his events and classes to experience peace, love and joy…

Title:

work collective

community

Dimensions: 36″x48”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

Community is embodied in this work from the beautiful coworking space at Work-Collective, thus the name. 

Title:

10X CATALYST

Dimensions: 36”x48”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

The 10x Catalyst group was asked to pray about what words and/or versus that meant something to each of them that they would contribute to a canvas. Beginning in August 2022 and wrapping up in September 2022, each member contributed to the canvas.

Title:

BEND TO ME

Dimensions: 36″x48”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

This contribution canvas began on February 4, 2022 when I participated in my First Friday at Outside IN, downtown Bend.

Title:

VOICES OF CENTRAL OREGON

Dimensions: 24”x36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

On July 21, 2022, Michael Sipe had a fundraiser with Trey Taylor at Gary and Karen’s beautiful home out at Walker Ranch in Tumalo. It was another beautiful Central Oregon evening.

Title:

ZERO Point

Dimensions: 36” x 48”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

This work was inspired by simplicity. I am a huge fan of Leonardo daVinci and a favorite quote by him is “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.” This…

Title:

A place called home

Dimensions: 16”x20”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

The work is inspired by some of the wonderful Bend residents I met. After investing hours laying out the lines of design, I decided the people who call Bend home

Title:

Comparison to

Compassion

Dimensions: 36” x 36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

Comparison began this work, compassion completed it.

Far too often in life, many compare their own lives to others lives without knowing anything about the…

Title:

Create Momentum

Dimensions: 24”x36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

Hours before painting this work, I taught a class on organization where the discussion was centered around creating momentum. I decided that would be the inspiration for my 10th work I was preparing for a local artist exhibit at Blick Art

Title:

SUNSET THROUGH

THE CLOUDS

Dimensions: 36” x 36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

In 2019 I threw myself a Birthday party in the clubroom of my building. Yes…I threw myself a Birthday party. A few friends, Chelsea and Angela helped me decorate and prepare for the party.  I thought it would be fun to

Title:

intersection

Dimensions: 36”x48”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

The inspiration for this piece came out of a need I had for art to hang in my bedroom. I had a darker beige wall along with an orange “Enjoy Life Daily” pillow. I started with the simplicity of three dark gray lines

Title:

Indigenous Wisdom

Dimensions: 24” x 36”

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

In August 2019, I traversed deep inside the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest on the Founder’s Journey with the Pachamama Alliance. After landing deep inside the forest,

Title:

Emerging

Dimensions: 18″ x 20″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

This was the very first painting I did as an adult sometime in 2011. When I was around 4 or 5 years old, I loved doing all different types of art. Painting wasn’t something that I did…

Title:

the world

Dimensions: 12″ x 16″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

I painted this sometime in 2012 and was early on in my journey to painting. I went to Michael’s and began collect different acrylic…

Title:

Surrender

Dimensions: 18″ x 24″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

This work was started and completed while staying at a friends house in Flagstaff. I had three months in my new life of travel. During that time…

Title:

trust

Dimensions: 36″ x 48″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

So much of life is unknown and yet we rely so heavily on having everything planned out. In late 2020 I decided I was going to embrace trust in 2021 and really apply the quote from Mark Twain “So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.”

Title:

gratitude

Dimensions: 36″ x 48″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

This piece started out with the word “Grateful” and the first insight I got was to paint a huge heart to capture it. A grateful heart sees gratitude in this life. I believe that word and way of being in life creates a deep richness.

Title:

The next

chapter

Dimensions: 16″ x 20″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

Aptly named “The Next Chapter,” this piece was the first work I painted where I drove my new van to paint..

Title:

Sunrise

Dimensions: 18″ x 24″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

As I “untethered” myself from Arizona for the first time since Feb of 2020, I traveled through Quartzite, AZ en route to California. I was…

Title:

follow

your dreams

Dimensions: 36″ x 48″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

As I was embarking on a new adventure in my life, I realized this was another wonderful message that I needed to…

Title:

Community &

Connection

Dimensions: 24″ x 24″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

This work began when a client stopped by to pick up her commissioned piece. I asked her to select words that would inspire the next….

Title:

Go With What

Is In Flow

Dimensions: 36″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

This piece started out at Late for the Train and has come back to be displayed for those that contributed to the Subliminal Story that lies underneath. For my first art installation at Late for the Train, in Flagstaff…

Title:

Explore

Dimensions: 36″ x 48″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

Each year, I theme my year and discover a word or phrase that will encapsulate the year. For 2021, I selected: “Explore.” I have a big sense of….

Title:

SUSTAINABLE

LIVING

Dimensions: 36″ x 48″ Horizontal

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

After heading to church for the morning and coming home, I decided I was going to enjoy the beautiful cooler Arizona day. I took my Mountain Bike for breakfast and rode over to “Snooze” in Tempe…

Title:

let go

Dimensions: 36″ x 48″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

2020 invited many “new” things in and changed many of the “old” things. Rapid changes needed to be made to align with the changes due to the quarantine….

Title:

miracle board

Dimensions: 36″ x 48″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

In 2012, I recorded this video in front of a blank canvas that I had in my office that turned into the Miracle Board. I left it blank to remember the freshness of each…

Title:

CARRY THE “E”

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Technique: Mixed Media

I painted this on Election night, November 3rd, 2020. I knew with all of the mail in ballots it was going to take some more time to count and instead of being…

Title:

Curiosity

Dimensions: 24″ x 24″

Technique: Mixed Artist Loft Pouring Medium

This was a complete experiment, which is why I called it Curiosity. I was experimenting with a whole new strategy with pours and didn’t think it would turn out as…

Title:

Energy

Dimensions: 18″ x 24″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

This work was created years ago in 2014 when an ex-girlfriend and I decided on a whim to have a date night in, and paint. We took a trip to Hobby Lobby in Scottsdale so…

Title:

For the love of


music

Dimensions: 18″ x 24″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

After writing out the words, For The Love of Music, I began painting a music staff across the middle of the piece. I wrapped the bars the whole way across on the the back of the frame so you can still see the…

Title:

I am peace

Dimensions: 24″ x 24″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

I began this on Sept 20th by hand painting and pressing each letter to spell PEACE over and over again. I began it to honor International Peace Day that happens every year on September 21st. Did you know…

Title:

Kidney grill

Dimensions: 36″ x 48″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

As a car lover, I appreciate the BMW brand. There cars are engineered to be enjoyed and there is a reason they are called the “Ultimate Driving Machine.” I drove my first…

Title:

The heart of


tempe

 

Dimensions: 18″ x 24″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

There is a big heart at the center of this piece. I painted this piece as I was preparing for a gallery showing at Blick Tempe. I love Tempe and I decided to highlight the…

Title:

connect over


coffee

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

After stopping into Late for the Train on a day trip to Flagstaff to get out of the Tempe heat, and looking around the coffee shop and seeing other art, I was inspired to…

Title:

4 rings

Dimensions: 36″ x 48″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

A long time friend (actually, a friend from junior high) who is also into cars challenged me to paint an Audi grille into a painting inspired by my car. I drive a 2013 Audi S4 6 speed manual. Yes, I still drive a manual…

Title:

Connection

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

On a weekly Community Call with Tanya Griffins, on June 12,2020 I offered to donate a painting to the foundation. Tanya and I met to discuss the painting on June 22, 2020. She shared the story of the importance of connection and…

Title:

Late For The Train

Dimensions: 24″ x 48″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

In preparing for my first ever installation in October 2020 at the Late for the Train downtown location, I met with Aysia (the general manager) on August 22nd. She shared an overview about the guests that frequent the location…

Title:

Flagstaff

Dimensions: 36″ x 60″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

I met with Aysia from Late for the Train on August 22nd before I was going to install my art in October. I wanted to understand more about the community that I was enjoying spending time with as I was looking to escape…

Title:

Silk Road

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

For many, Flagstaff is part of the journey of life many refer to as the “Silk Road.” After hearing the story of how so many people arrive in Flagstaff on this “silk road” I was inspired to paint Silk Road. Life is a journey

Title:

Inspiration

Lies Within

Dimensions: 18″ x 24″

Technique: Acrylic on Canvas

On Thanksgiving Day, I went for a hike at Papago Park in Phoenix. It was a beautiful morning to get out and hike and I took a book I was reading and as I was approaching…