Band of Angels Fundraiser

Art That Blows

Art That Blows is an annual fundraiser to raise money for Band of Angels, an organization that collects used musical instruments and makes them available to kids who couldn’t otherwise afford them. The instruments that are too far gone to repair are given to artists to re-purpose into artwork to be auctioned off at the live event, which usually takes place in July. Learn more about the organization at


Available for purchase 7/8/22

v2.exploration – on skills learned by mastering a musical instrument

While creating Traverse, I had the idea for a smaller version of this with violins. I decided to explore that concept in 2022, so I sketched out a series of 5 pieces that will ultimately represent 5 unique skills learned by practicing, then mastering, a musical instrument. I worked on both V1 (Diligence) and V2 (Exploration) this year, although Exploration is the only one available in 2022 (you’ll have to come back next year for the rest!).


Sold for $130.

adagio – abstract, aesthetically pleasing and playful.

Instead of an intellectual exercise, this painting began as an abstract experiment – a last minute realization that I could create a simple abstract piece instead of a complex visual story (I simply didn’t have time for my planned piece this year). It ended up revealing my love of surrealist geometry and was a fun weekend project.


Sold for $200.

traverse – forward movement through the landscape of life.

For Traverse, I decided to continue the journey theme from last year. This time around I had 6 months to spend working on it. It makes 2019’s series of 3 from look particularly impressive (1 month start to finish), but this painting was logistically challenging, as you can imagine. Worth it. Click the painting to read the full story and see progress shots.


Series of 3 sold for $1200.00.