My art runs the gamut from primitive cave paintings to the post-modern, influenced by traditional Asian brushwork, modern painters and New Yorker cartoons, doodles to bizarro. My subject matter is meditation, sports, politics, social conventions, puns, fashion -- in short everything that crosses my brush/mind.  My Inklings ... creations brought to life by ink, paper, brush and thin air.  The secret of the work is in each stoke of the brush.  Please contact me at to purchase a painting.


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 Hymnus Ad Patrem Sinensis
 Zenshin Phillip Whalen

I praise those ancient Chinamen
Who left me a few words,
Usually a pointless joke or a silly question
A line of poetry drunkenly scrawled on the margin of a quick
splashed picture — bug, leaf,
caricature of Teacher
on paper held together now by little more than ink
& their own strength brushed momentarily over it.
Their world & several others since
Gone to hell in a handbasket, they knew it --
Cheered as it whizzed by --
& conked out among the busted spring rain cherryblossom winejars
Happy to have saved us all.