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Central late afternoon 10-15-15

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

Cezanne

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beautiful decay

This photo was taken in Shreveport LA. It was once a major center of the US oil industry.  The downtown is like a slice of NYC or Chicago in the 1920’s, dropped into the Bayou. Though parts of this “Ark-La-Tex” city have fallen into a beautiful disrepair, much of the city is still in splendid shape. I worked on a couple of feature films there and loved to stroll the city on the weekends.

Chihuly in AZ

e-BP Bot w parrot15ER

I rarely explain my work, but with this painting I’d like to. In some way our parrot here represents my slightly Hispanic heritage. My Great Great Grandpa,William Roxburgh came to the America’s in 1841. He left Scotland via Liverpool and made his home in Vera Cruz, there he married  Juana Beltran who’s Mexican blood is in my veins. Their son Alfred Felix came to San Diego in 1899. His wife Margaret was an artist who loved to draw and paint Balboa Park from it’s inception.

watercolors on cotton paper, 1/29/15

Roxburgh-E-02-summertime eg

18″ x 24″ Pen, brush w India & “Rotring” inks on linen paper

an illustration for an Opera we worked on in 1993, it is an unfinished and tragic tale.

e-snug

e-owl w-black egr

e-North Park May egr

a very fine mural w dog and apparatus in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego CA

a late Springtime Egg

Freedom ship # 3

Although these paintings were created during during tense times.
They were then and are now a transport to Freedom.