O Uncolored People, Irish Twins, 2016
       
     
O Uncolored People, Vernon 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Maxine 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Geraldine 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Betty 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Kay 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Ida 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Earl 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Alice 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Stella 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Thelma 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Wanda 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, William (Bill) 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, 8ft Deep, 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Couple, 2016
       
     
O Uncolored People, Life Ring, 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Front Row, 2016
       
     
O Uncolored People, Front Row, 2016
       
     
O Uncolored People, Front Row 2016
       
     
O Uncolored People, Irish Twins, 2016
       
     
O Uncolored People, Irish Twins, 2016

Acrylic on panel 10 x 20"

O Uncolored People is an ongoing series of paintings depicting burnt sunbathers as a means to express a side of the American character weary from excess and leisure and instilled with a dark sense humor. As a group, these people of Anglo descent are over-exposed and vulnerable to a changing world where American superiority is challenged. Each painting's title is based on popular boys and girls names from1930s Social Security records, meant to reference an older generation— tough, stoic, but now questioning their status. My goal is to bring qualities of both the strange and sentimental in these pictures—in much the same way the most miserable of vacations can, over time, become the fondest of memories.

O Uncolored People, Vernon 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Vernon 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, Maxine 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Maxine 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, Geraldine 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Geraldine 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, Betty 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Betty 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, Kay 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Kay 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, Ida 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Ida 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, Earl 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Earl 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, Alice 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Alice 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, Stella 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Stella 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, Thelma 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Thelma 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, Wanda 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Wanda 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, William (Bill) 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, William (Bill) 2015

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7"

O Uncolored People, 8ft Deep, 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, 8ft Deep, 2015

Acrylic on panel 10 x 20"

O Uncolored People, Couple, 2016
       
     
O Uncolored People, Couple, 2016

Acrylic on panel 10 x 20"

O Uncolored People, Life Ring, 2015
       
     
O Uncolored People, Life Ring, 2015

Acrylic on panel 10 x 20"

O Uncolored People, Front Row, 2016
       
     
O Uncolored People, Front Row, 2016

Acrylic of panel (1 of 7)

O Uncolored People, Front Row, 2016
       
     
O Uncolored People, Front Row, 2016

Acrylic on panel (2 of 7)

O Uncolored People, Front Row 2016
       
     
O Uncolored People, Front Row 2016

Acrylic on Panel (3 of 7)