Zosima Gallery - Happy Hour

Hello All,

Zosima Gallery had a fabulous first show! And we had so much fun that we decided to do an encore of sorts, and will be having a Happy Hour Show this Thursday, December 8th, from 5-7pm. If you're in the area, drop by, we'd love to see you!

Zosima Gallery
1203 Haynes St.
San Marcos, TX 78666

And for those of you who don't already know, here's a few words about Zosima Gallery:

Zosima Gallery is owned and curated by my wife, Billi London-Gray and myself, out of our house in San Marcos. What was once our living room is now the main exhibition space. The first show is an exhibition of some of my paintings but future shows will be exclusively other artists. The work will be viewable through opening receptions, happy hours and by appointment. I'll leave you with a draft of our Statement of Purpose:

The Zosima Gallery nurtures and promotes creative work that addresses the human experience. Through exhibiting visual art and hosting events - artist receptions, readings, lectures, film screenings, performances and discussions - the gallery promotes not only the work of local artists and writers but also the consideration of their ideas by a wider communitu. It is a place where people come together to look, think, learn and grow.

For Love of God and Country





Zosima Gallery, Talks and Homilies - First Show

Hello All,

Big news, my wife and I have decided to start a house gallery and the opening show is tonight. We are located at 1203 Haynes St., San Marcos, TX. The opening is from 6:30-10:00pm. And the name of the gallery, Zosima Gallery. The first show features myself, but future shows will be devoted to other artists.


Finally, New Paintings!

I've had a very productive half a year since I last posted anything new. So here is a bunch of new paintings from my last 3 painting classes at Texas State University. Also, I've added a few new pictures of a sculpture from a year ago. And please, leave some comments! I'd love to hear what you think.

Untitled Eastern Red Cedar

Eastern Red Cedar and wax. 14" by 10" by 10". These are new photos of a sculpture that I posted a year ago.


Now There is Time For Everything

Oil, acrylic, watercolor, spray paint, sand, polyurethane and bones on Tyvek. 48" by 50"


Oil, acrylic, watercolor, polyurethane, ink and sand on paper on wood panel. 32" by 48".


Oil, acrylic, watercolor, polyurethane, sand and shingles on wood panel. 24" by 48".


Oil, acrylic, watercolor, polyurethane, sand and shingles on wood panel. 24" by 48"

I Am Become Death the Destroyer of Worlds

The second picture is a close up and in fact is what I wish the whole painting looked like. All the other stuff I now think is inferior to this part.

Oil, alkyd enamel, acrylic, sand, chicken wire, paper on plastic. 42" by 52".

Trinity - Jornada del Muerto

Oil, acrylic, glue, sand, straw, found metal objects and jute on burlap and plastic. 48" by 54".

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Oil, acrylic, sand, roofing tar and asphalt on burlap. 42" by 52".

(working title) Black Cutouts

Oil, acrylic, sand, watercolor, glue, ink on paper and wood panel. 24" by 32".

Untitled (Will eventually be titled, just hasn't happened yet)

Oil, acrylic, watercolor, glue, sand, ink on paper and wood panel. 24" by 32". A personal favorite, though this picture doesn't do it justice. I'll try to remedy that.

Shallow Sea

Oil, watercolor, wood glue, lacquer, sand and dried algae on wood panel. 24" by 32".


Oil, acrylic, sand, gravel, toner and straw on wood panel. 24" by 32".

Promise of the Seed

Oil, acrylic, sand, found metal object, burlap, camera lens and silicon tubing on wood panel. 32" by 48".



Plastic, latex, sand, dirt, glue, straw, solder, oil on wood frame.

Westward Expansion, 200f

Oil, sand, charcoal and railroad spike on wood. 48" by 32".

Westward Expansion III, 200e

Oil, sand and glue on wood. 48" by 48".

Westward Expansion II, 200d

Oil, sand, lacquer, glue and distressed masonite on wood. 32" by 48".


Relic, 500a

This is a piece I made for a fundraiser that opens Friday, Feb. 4th at 7pm. It's at Rio Rita Cafe, 1308 East Sixth Street, Austin, Texas.

The fundraiser is for a documentary about all things VHS. Yeah, I know, who would have ever thought of such a thing? The concept behind Relic (which is probably different then the view of the filmmakers) is that VHS is now totally archaic and useless. The only thing left to do with a VHS tape is to take it apart and make a useless object out of it; in other words, make art out of it.

Magnetic tape, sand, glue, oil, canvas and wood. 15" x 19" x 5"