Monthly Archives: May 2016

Here are all of the paintings from THE BEAUTIFUL CONFUSION exhibit at Watermark Books & Cafe in 2009.

After editing all of the photos I now understand why I neglected to edit and post them way back in 2009. Some of the photos look really really terrible. The small paintings look great but the larger paintings really suffered from my inadequate photography skills and equipment. Which haven’t improved much since 2009.

I didn’t include the titles with the paintings because I honestly can’t remember all of them. I know the titles but I don’t know which title goes to which painting. So I thought it would be fun to list the titles and let you waste your time matching the titles with the paintings.

Alligators In The Sewers
Network W12
Scrap Heap
Red Rabbit
Love Is Confusing
Attack From Above
Communication Breakdown
They Came From The Sea
The Sky Is Falling
Beautiful Chaos
Public Water Supply
Haunted Rooms
Armageddon Machine
Subtraction Equations
Empty City Part 1
Empty City Part 2
Empty City Part 3
My Soul Is Full Of Holes
Fire Storm
Flowers For Katie
Parallel Universes
Teetering On The Edge Of The Known Universe
Language Barrier
Radiation Burst
Love Is My Language
The Ghost In Grandma’s Kitchen
Destination Unknown

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In 2009 I had a solo exhibition at Watermark Books & Cafe called “The Beautiful Confusion” and until recently it was my most successful exhibition both creatively and commercially. I just now realized that I NEVER posted the show online! What the fuck was wrong with me? For some unknown reason I never bothered to edit the photos and post them online. A couple of the paintings have been posted on my blog but the majority of them have never been posted online. This weekend I am going to edit all of the photos and I will post the entire show online sometime next week.


One question I forgot to include in my EYES TO FEED Q&A

You have a ton of paintings in this show! Do you ever cut paintings from the final selection?

I don’t cut anything. I show everything. Warts and All! I’ve learned from past experience that the paintings that resonate the most with my audience are often the paintings that I considered cutting out of the show. I never know what people will like or not like. Sometimes it is hard to judge the quality of your own work. Sometimes you can’t see why one painting is great or why another painting is awful. When I create a new body of work there is always an evolution that happens and each of those paintings represent a point in that evolutionary timeline. Every painting is part of the larger story. I prefer to present the unabridged version of that story. The chapters would have names like “This is when I started using purple” or “This is when I tried to paint like Willem de Kooning.”

Tangerine Dream.jpg
Tangerine Dream | Mixed Media On Wood

Today I purchased a big stack of comic books from the $1 bin at Collectible Bulk. The comics will be sacrificed for my next series of abstract paintings. One of the comics is “Lobo: Infanticide” #2 drawn by Keith Giffen. This comic has immunity because it is really fucking awesome.




EYES TO FEED – New Paintings by Dustin Parker
Ends on May 18th, 2016.

Positive Directions
414 S. Commerce St., Wichita, KS
April 29th – May 18th, 2016

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm



I think my “Skull Island” illustration is finished.

Skull Island Color web.jpgSkull Island | Digital Illustration