Art Posts

Back from Buenos Aires

Back From Buenos Aires - Red Aquatic - Hallway

When I visited my friend, Elaine, after her return from Buenos Aires, I didn’t expect to see the art she was bringing back, pieces of mine included, on the walls already. Red Aquatic had been placed down a long hallway. I’d never seen a piece of mine so far away from me, like in a […]

A Showing of Sticks At Rick’s

A Showing At Rick's

This showing is a first for me. It’s the first showing of my tobacco sticks indoors. My friend Rick conceived of the vertical hanging for the reception area in his business and proposed the idea. The technical doing of the installation included gallery hanging using filament, tiny metal securing collars, tubing, and fishing lure weights. […]

Spring Window Cards at Relax

Relax Spring Window Cards 2023

Relax Massage Therapy on Greenwich Street in the West Village, New York, is owned by a friend of mine. Seasonally I do signs for his street level storefront windows. Modest and fitting frames he’s used in the past, this is the first time I’ve added dimensionality to the surface. I’ve been doing dimensional pieces recently […]

JC Gift Magnet for Childhood Friend

JC - Fridge Art

Jack, a childhood friend, was in town and confirmed in the morning that he’d be stopping by that afternoon. It’d been the longest time since we’d said hello in person. His life has mostly been shared to my eyes through social media. I had an urge to do a piece for him with him as […]

For Dana and Kevin, Choices in a Thank You/Housewarming Gift

Dana & Kevin - Yes

This is a thank you and housewarming gift rolled into one. My friend Patrick commissioned me to do this gift for Dana and Kevin. Dana was NYC based for years. That’s where I met her and where she worked with Patrick. Today she and Kevin have a new home in Florida. That’s the housewarming part. […]

Earth Springs

EARTH SPRINGS

This piece is all about life. The green sprout rising, youth, words: “Earth Springs. We Witness. We Spring in Kind.” And more.  Attached to it’s chain is an apple, which is where it is signed and dated.  Most definitely a life affirming piece. Earth Springs 2002 Acrylics and mixed medium on window sash, chain with dangling […]

Thanks to a Letchworth, New York AirBnB

THANKS New York

Painted on the reflective interior of a take-home bag from Masala Times, a favorite restaurant on my block in NYC, this piece almost didn’t happen. The bag hit me as possible canvas — it had a large clean and shiny surface when opened. From disposable to opportunity. It was either going into the garbage or becoming […]

Rocky & Coco

Rocky & Coco

I had the good fortune of sharing time with Linda and both her champs. This commissioned portrait of Rocky and Coco began with an initial at home on-premise photo session and then a second on-premise shoot. After that, and choosing selects, I painted the piece. It took roughly two months to complete. Timing was significant, […]

The Repurposed Tobacco Stick Story

Blue Stick

From barn to manor. I call them 1″ wonders. I had never seen these sticks in their raw form but knew instantly that I wanted to paint them. I discovered them on a summer driving trip with my friend Gino. They were stacked and dusty in the corner of a barn with, I was told, […]