The Modern Driveway series was born in 2020 during the mandatory lock-down period of the coronavirus pandemic. It is a throwback to Palmer’s classic Driveway series – all of which have been placed in private collection. The classic Driveway series was created when Palmer lived in a tiny apartment in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston. He wanted to paint on very large canvases, but he had no space and no independent studio to use. To satisfy his desire, he took “to the driveway” and unfurled large, unprimed canvases on which to paint. The classic style is known for footprints or tire tracks that would make their way across the canvases when strewn across the driveway. During quarantine, Palmer, like many, felt trapped working inside all day. Once there was a stretch of nice weather, Palmer again took canvases out to the driveway to create while enjoying the fresh air. Modern driveway series pieces are also known for shoe prints. You’ll also find some natural elements (bits of leaves or twigs) trapped in the acrylic as they were left on the driveway unprotected from the elements for several days. During the forced quarantine, Palmer created only four Modern Driveway paintings. They are unique and similar to the Barcelona style because they only contain black and white paint.