Wednesday, July 18, 2018

I am excited my work was selected for Arts In Montclair Banner Project. It was selected from over 200 entries along with 9 other artists' work. Hey that is a 5% chance of being selected! This will take place in the fall 2018 in Montclair NJ.  I will post on my upcoming show/events page when I have more information. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I am a featured artist at TEDxNavasink2014.  You can follow the link below to see all featured artists this year.

Monday, March 25, 2013

In 2008 we moved into our house. It is resting somewhere in the middle of 2.4 acres of woods.  The previous owner was a hunter and hammered deer antlers of animals he hunted into the trees. It must have been some time ago as the trees have grown and the antlers have grown up with them.  Sometimes the trees breathe, that is you can see steam flowing out of them in the early morning.  My dog 'Joy' can sniff out the spirits of creatures that live in our forest garden. She races outside every morning to say good morning to them. (Im nor sure they're so happy to see her as they never stick their heads our). But never the less there are spirits in our garden.  It is alive with them. So here are 2 of the sculpture I am making of the 'forest garden spirits.'
Last night I bought a jig saw and cut out a block of wood to fit into the back. I then glued them to the hollowed out inside of the head. I used a mirror mastic glue on one of them and a very strong mixture of JB Weld. Hopefully both will hold without any problem. The challange will be hanging the larger piece and considerably heavier I have yet to do.  This way I could hang them and now I can continue to work on them the way they were intended to be presented, hanging flush on the wall.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

'Gone Fishing' is one of my cigar box paintings above. I have been making these small paintings for  about 2 years.

This began as an underpainting for a full color painting, but I have decided for now at least to leave it since comments have been that it is a strong painting as it is. 
Here are some new paintings I am working on. This one is my nephew in a mock Brea middle panel of a tryptic Church piece I saw in Monte Carlo.  I have added his dog (or a more trim and fit version of Dakota), the cartoon characters I saw on a wall in Chelsea, nyc skyline and others. It was more of a fun piece I made for him.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

 I would like to discuss my process as I am developing a new process for my paintings and would like to document and adjust it here. 
 First I use Ampersand Gessoboard. I love these panels as they are already prepared and have a surface I do not have to do anything else to to prepare it.  Also, they look very nice without framing if you get the 2 inch deep panels. 
1. I draw on large newsprint my composition and work out any flaws in pencil adding pages as needed or covering over with additional paper and growing my design. 
2. Next I rub powered charcoal all over the back of the newsprint.
3. Then I tape the newsprint onto the Ampersand Support and trace over my design to transfer it to the panel. This works very well and quickly.
4. Then I use either thin oil paint or inks to permanantly and lightly outline the drawing on the panel. 
5. Then I use a dry cloth and wipe away the leftover charcoal.
6. Now I will paint the underpainting. For this painting I will use Ink as an underpainting after I adjust my composition. Once done this I will post it. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I have a painting that will be exhibited in the Human Rights Art Exhibition.