New art site

Artspan site for blog post

I thought I was a writer who paints. I might be a painter who writes. Whatever, I’m happy to announce the launch of, a new site dedicated to my oil paintings. About 20 works are included with more on the way, representing my efforts over the past two years. Feel free to tell me what you think, either here or at my Facebook page.

Force Majeure

Here’s my latest painting, “Force Majeure.” 30″ by 60″ oil on birch panel. This is another in the “Becoming Air” style, and I hope to do several more, inspiration and nerve permitting.

Becoming Air

Full Size Becoming Air

Recently completed in memory of my sister, Sulinda Mann.

Opening Night

Cole_Opening Night_WebThis is my latest, trying to be more yin than yang, more organic and fluttery, but still emphatic. Or is that overthinking? Maybe it’s just yellow as a complement to purple. More to come in this style.


This is one of my latest, called “Mitosis.” Like my other paintings, this one talks about unity and division, the lines and demarcations that are overwhelmed by an underlying coherence.