Thursday, December 11, 2008

Committed, perhaps overly.

This is going into a group show at Applegate Gallery on Dec. 18th along with another painting. Should be fun. I'll post the info soon. I initially was going to take pics of the evolution of the painting and post them periodically but lost interest so here it is finished! - the colors look drab online...much more saturated in person~sigh.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A short interview

Heres a short little interview I did this summer for the Design for Humanity event. Pretty neat.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dizzy boy

I'm smitten by this image so I keep remaking it in different media. This is an etching and aquatint number. I only got a couple good ones because it was impossible to get good registration so the embossed edge of the plates looked rather crappy. Anyway heres a good one.


This is the painting from the show in LA last month. I had very little time so I defaulted to the ocean stuff. I grabbed an old painting, sawed a piece off the end and painted the lady holding the jellyfish over the top of it. I made a drypoint of the same image but I don't think I have a scan of it...I'll look. I'll post pics of my graduate show soon if anyone is interested.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Nowbrow at Wal-Art

I have a piece in this group show opening this weekend. There are some very good artists participating. In spite of my distaste for being called a "lowbrow" artist I'm looking forward to checking it out. Lowbrow! ~shudder~ why does that strike me as so lame?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Upcoming Show - Alphacult

Drift: new works by Rick Reese

opening reception at Alphacult
saturday sept 13th 7-11pm

also works by:
Mike Bernard
Josh Kemble
Ya'el Pedroza
Robert Pokorny
Kevin Tong

408 E. 1st stret, STE. 102
Long Beach, CA 90802

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


A skateboard deck donation for a skatepark in Atlanta...thats right Robert, I ripped off your red and blue cubes. I told you I would but you didn't believe me did you? bwahahaha

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


New piece that I'm still looking at. I feel like its done but can't leave it alone so maybe its not...hmmmm ---->it measures 5' square. Loosely based on Marie and her being committed to certain things. Thats all you get hehehe.This is just a snaphot so the colors will be off...

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Zeppelins! Painting part2

I've been wanting to paint this since I saw an old clip of some guys trying to hold one of these on the ground. The ship took off into the air and the men holding on didn't let go until they were too high. They all died. Terrible thing to see but the piece is loosely based on the moment after you may have held on too long...we'll see how it turns out...I even have some dimension on this painting, I couldn't resist the temptation.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Starting a new piece

This is a 6 X 4 foot panel I've been working on....its in its beginning stages but I always thought it was cool to see the metamorphosis of a painting. I'll try and take a snapshot every once in a while and post it until its done.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Study for Mother

Heres another recent piece...I've got one more of these in my brain and then this little series will be done and I'm moving on to paint wooden cubes and larger scale panels that I got recently. Looking forward to wrestling those for the rest of the summer and fall...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Openening at Applegate Tonight

Heres one of the pieces and the postcard for the show at Applegate opening tonight. I'll have 5-6 new pieces in the show.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A newer painting-smallish

This is one in a series of 5...colors are off online but you get the idea.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Yes Gallery & Studio - opening

I have one piece (a drypoint) in this group show on the opposite coast coming up shortly. The owner/curator is very nice and the space looks so great. Too bad I'm so far away! For a sneak peek at my piece and at other artists also showing, click on the link to the right!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Recently Finished

I was reminded recently that I have not posted in ages...too busy. But heres the first in a series of pieces that are going to focus on family roles, friends etc. It'll be a good take off point for some new work I think. Anyway here it is...

Monday, February 18, 2008

I haven't updated in a while

Heres one of the pieces at Applegate...its sold but there are others, contact the gallery for more.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Upcoming Show - Applegate Gallery

This looks to be a good show. Click on the link to the right to go to their web site!