Thursday, December 17, 2009

holiday shows

a buyer recently emailed me this photo of one of my favorite paintings in its new home. i'm quite happy with its placement between the buddha, lucite chandelier, and stream of sunlight.

if you're near the laguna beach area this weekend, stop in to check out the surf gallery art show on saturday, december 19th. join us for some holiday revelry and art-gazing. these guys (i.e. Will and Charles) do a bang-up job of curating and hanging a good show. here's a mini sneak peek of my land/seascapes:
happy holidays to all of you and your loved ones.

Monday, November 30, 2009

opening and onward

the opening was a fantastic time and i'm so thankful to all of you who made the effort to come out to bergamot to see the commencement of the show. here are a few shots from the "inside the prism" exhibition:

(little freddie, looking for art patrons)

("inside the prism" and "saburo")

(here i am talking to my friend steve galloway)

it's been busy, busy, busy since the show, so i apologize for the lag in posts. this friday, eta la ii hits the walls of living room in silver lake. i'll have some tiny landscapes in this show of 26 different west coast artists and i'll post some pics of them soon. you can also see them here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's showtime. INSIDE THE PRISM is ready to roll.

It's been an incredibly busy week around here, so my apologies for not writing sooner. My William Turner Gallery show, Inside The Prism, has just been installed and the opening is this Saturday, November 7th, from 6:30 to 8:30. Hope you can make it to Bergamot and join in the arty festivities!

I'll post photos from the opening next week.

Until then,
happy November.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Another one from my upcoming show at William Turner - opening is Saturday, November 7th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Mark your calendars. I'd love to see you there. This one, Cremesicle, measures in at 80"h x 72"w.

A very close companion wrote this about my upcoming show. Hope it inspires you to check out what coexists "Inside The Prism":

Inside the prism, hues twist and torque, hazy in spots, vivid and electrified in others. At once atmospheric and otherworldly, the newest paintings from artist Ned Evans are a carnivale trompe l’oeil – a sumptuous, gorgeous ride of unexpected colors twisted around one another. While some are more terrestrial, grounded by the strong vertical lines and solid colors that create a stable foundation for the refractions speaking in the foreground, most of these works are wonderfully, transcendentally orbital. Purity of color and expression seem to drive the cosmos of these spacey tendrils. Released from rigid cerebral tenacity, this collection is about intensity and emotion from the core; it’s as though a sort of automatism takes over until the creator is completely spent or the painting is finished. Sometimes these events are simultaneous, sometimes one overrides the other. Whichever occurs, the result is a verdant mix of fractures, interwoven stripes of sound and color, begging you to climb into the glowing tableaus and experience a planetary shift. Calling Major Tom. Take your protein pills and put your helmet on.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

new painting preview

here's a new one for the william turner show. meet Kalli (30x80).

Monday, October 5, 2009


on saturday night, my girlfriend and i took fred for a southern sojourn and trekked down to laguna beach to check out the myriad ukeleles adorned for this event. will and charles of the surf gallery down in laguna beach work tirelessly to make these happenings exist. incredibly inventive, super nice guys, they're so easy to work with and they're so supportive of the surfrider relationship, it's great to know them and be a part of their vision. for this event, part of the billabong cosmic creek event, surfers/artists were asked to paint ukeleles in whatever form, fashion, or manner we deemed fit. the uke arrived and you hit the ground running.
here's mine:
some of the others were so ingenious and beautiful:

Saturday, September 19, 2009

fred and surf stories

the surf story project, 444 pages of tales and images from 88 "of the most influential and creative surfers" from around the globe and described as "the motherload of a collective surf memory" is finally ready to roll. check out the site here or have a look at the facebook fan page to read the stories and get a sense of the scope of the project. by the way, book sales benefit surfrider, so there's further inspiration for you to support the project, if your curiosity and generosity weren't sufficiently piqued. a labor of love for artist/surfer robb havassy, i think it turned out awesome.

in other decidedly less literary news, as chance would have it, we've taken on a rescue pup within the last month, making the human-to-animal ratio at the studio space two to five. but with another rescue dog in our midst, a gentlemanly elder jack russell, and a couple of black cats (property of the girlfriend), the four-month-old rescue pup, now named fred, seemed to complete the furry brood. as evinced by these photos, fred is a popular scamp around these parts, and was equally popular at eric johnson's opening last night at will turner's.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

msa party

we're heading to this party tomorrow night. you should go, too. sure to be a blast and all for fun and philanthropy, of course.

this weekend also marks the annual MSA Classic, held up at Malibu. I'll be surfing in the early evening heat, so check it out if you're around Malibu! From the site:

"The MSA Classic is the premier competition in the Coalition of Surfing Clubs annual series. This club-level, invitational contest will be held at Surfrider Beach, Malibu from September 12-13, 2009. More than 275 invited athletes representing elite surfing clubs from California, Hawaii, the East Coast, Japan, and Australia will come together to compete at First Point, Malibu, one of surfing’s legendary waves."

One more thing: this is the BIG opening weekend at Bergamot. Art, art lovers, and lookieloos abound.

see you there.

Monday, September 7, 2009

william turner + epic wave renderings

It’s been an incredibly prolific and busy summer in the studio – new paintings, new dogs, new sources of inspiration. And it all happens right here in the ivy-covered sanctuary:

For the last year and a half, I’ve been assembling my solo show for the William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Station, where I've been represented since 2004. The work hits the walls on November 7th, but for sneak peeks, stay tuned. For now, check out Rita (36" x 30"):

Also, Surfrider is celebrating their 25th anniversary on October 9th at the California Science Center. Surfrider asked 25 artists to create their own rendering of one of 25 infamous waves from around the globe. I was fortunate enough to be among the chosen ones (Alex Weinstein, David Lloyd, etc.); the paintings are slotted to be auctioned off at the October 9th event. Not only is this going to be an awesome party with live tunes from Camp Freddy, among others, all proceeds go to the foundation to help fund all of the amazing things that they do. Buy your ticket here. And here's a preview of my version of Queensland, Australia's notorious Superbank: