This is a painting of a circus act involving a woman on fire, suspended in hoops, while a jester watches impassively.

The Quiet Act

Original painting available, oil on canvas, 16×20″, $3000

11×14″ print available here.

Many of my paintings are inspired by the circus. I’ve spent most of my adult life working in renaissance festivals, so those influence my art as well. We are all performers of one sort or another, even if our greatest performances are so subtle as to be noticed by no one but ourselves…