Southwest Still Life Paintings

I love Still Life painting. I paint the things that interest and surround me. My main inspiration is the world near to me. Indian pottery, rocks and crystals, Mexican statues, botanicals and the history of Tucson and the region. 

"Thanksgiving" Oil on canvas 18x24.
This still life has a small Tohono O'Odham basket which my wife's grandmother had in the closet when we got married and a silver kokopelli amulet made by my Hopi/Yaqui friend Agustine Nasewatewa. Agustine "Tino" was my friend through high school and college.  He introduced me to Yaqui ceremonies.

"Hopi Pots" Acrylic on panel 18x24
I borrowed these Hopi pots and bobcat furs from my friend Les. The blanket and fetish are in my collection.

 "Hopi Cradle Doll" Acrylic on canvas 16x20
These objects are all Hopi and in my collection.

 "Nampeyo" Oil on panel 16x20
Nampeyo was the pueblo potter that "jumpstarted" the modern pueblo potters. The pots are Hopi.

"Old Chief" Acrylic on canvas 16x20
This Tohono O'Odham basket was my wife's grandmothers. She was using it to store stuff in when we got married!

"Acoma Pot" Acrylic on panel 18x24

"Pueblo Pots" Acrylic on panel 18x24

"Amethyst Quartz and Squash blossom"   Acrylic on canvas 16x20
All of these are from my collection. The Squash blossom necklace was given to me from a Hopi friend.

"Hopi Girl" Oil on panel 18x24

"Mom's Sugar Bowl" Oil on panel 18x24

You can see more of my Still Life paintings on my website