Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Images: Gowanus Open Studios

Thank you to all who stopped by!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gowanus Open Studios Oct. 15+16

Visit my studio in Brooklyn this weekend as part of the Gowanus Open Studios! Map

Enter at 75 10th Street (adjacent to Lowe's) or 98 9th Street. The doors will all be open so just come on in 12-6PM. See you then!

Read more about it in this article.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Dreamer, 12x12", oil on panel

In the collection of the Ten Words And One Shot founder in Germany.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


4 x 5 inches
oil on specimen photographs

Thursday, August 04, 2011

And Then There Was A Perfect Silence

36x48 inches
oil on canvas


Friday, June 17, 2011

Work In Progress Shots

And then there was a perfect silence.
36" x 48"
oil on canvas

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Dreams of McQueen

24x36 inches

Oil on Linen

Monday, May 23, 2011

Selected for Brooklyn Art Project Publication

100 BAP Members were selected by guest curator Samantha Levin to have their work featured in the premiere issue of the BAP Quarterly coming out this summer!

Levin Says, "Choosing art for the first issue of the BAP Quarterly was no easy task. There were literally hundreds of excellent entries from around the world to choose from. In the end, I chose an eclectic mixture of works that evinced a mixture of high technical chops, alluring concept and great composition."

I am humbled and excited to see it! 'Awaiting' and 'Ever Onward To The Sea' will both be included.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Top 100 Finalist in The Power Of Self

I am very pleased to be a top 100 finalist in The Power of Self competition! Congrats to the grand prize winner, Stephen O'Donnell, who won a year of his life paid for! That's a truly amazing prize.

Featured Artist featured my work and by doing so put my paintings in front of a very wide audience of art appreciators and collectors. It's a real boon to be featured. Thanks to the people over at for selecting me!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Elizabeth Erlanger Memorial Award

I am pleased to announce that my painting, 'If I Too Am Nature,' has won the Elizabeth Erlanger Memorial Award by the National Association of Women Artists.

See it at the 122nd Annual Exhibition
May 3 – May 31, 2011

Opening Reception: Thurs. May 19, 2011, 6-8pm

Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery
417 Lafayette Street
New York, New York

Friday, April 22, 2011

April Work In Progress

oil on linen

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Are you a New York artist?

It was recently suggested to me by a wonderful curator, Kimberly Marrero, to upload my work to P.S.1 MoMA's Studio Visit. After I did, I thought it would be nice to post the same image of my studio building here.

It's a pleasant picture! I hadn't thought of it looking so calm until I took the pic. For the real Brooklyn experience though, do picture this: intermittent rumbling train on that bridge overhead with honking horn; construction workers; trucks beep-beeping in and out of the loading docks; friendly UPS man! Pigeons. Now you have a better idea of what it's like to arrive at my building! And thank goodness for the inner sanctuary and calm of my studio space.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How It Is Now

Click for larger view of Right Side detail.
96" x 60"
Oil on Canvas, diptych

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again

Metrocard Paintings
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 17th, 5 to 9 pm

Sloan Fine Art
128 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002

Exhibition: March 18 to 26, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Words of Dostoevsky

For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments. And all the time your soul is craving and longing for something else. And in vain does the dreamer rummage about in his old dreams, raking them over as though they were a heap of cinders, looking in these cinders for some spark, however tiny, to fan it into a flame so as to warm his chilled blood by it and revive in it all that he held so dear before, all that touched his heart, that made his blood course through his veins, that drew tears from his eyes, and that so splendidly deceived him.

-Fyodor Dostoevsky

Friday, March 11, 2011

'BEAST' opening Saturday, March 12, 6-10pm

Brooklyn Artists Gym
168 7th st., 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY

More Info
Participating artists: Katelyn Alain, Jonathan Beer, Tim Bush, Nina Carelli, Pandora Castelli, Eugenia Chun, Amanda Crone, Alex Confer, Tim Connor, Chris Esposito, Imelda Fagin, Giovanni Forlino, Ed Herman, Shawn Huckins, Supina Kenney, Jason Martin, Guy Nelson, Silviu Nica, Maya Pindyck, Hannah Robinett, Jim Shirrey, Danielle Thillet, Rachel Van Pelt, Blair Waters, Ann Williams, Chen Zhang.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

How It Is Now

Detail area.
96 x 60 inches
Oil on Canvas, diptych

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Feb. Work In Progress

Detail area of 60x96" oil on canvas

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Art & Fear = Paint & Progress

I'm beginning a new painting in a new series. Perhaps it's the second painting in this series. I have a very specific creative process when I'm starting a new work. It involves an onslaught of imagery flitting through my mind, contemplation, waiting for that imagery to coagulate, and a sort of useful procrastination as the need to create builds into a frenzy of energy. But that energy floats anxiously in an ocean of fear as I finally touch paintbrush to white canvas. These marks seem so crucial as they set the stage for the rest of the painting as I respond to the marks I've just made- and on and on until it's done. Even though these marks will ultimately be hidden, it's this stage that can be the most nervewracking.

Let's be clear. I panic. Every time. I convince myself I don't know what I'm doing. But I have some confidence. By now I know it's just part of my process. And ultimately it's the fear and the unknown that keeps me going- because it's discovery that I'm really after. The chance to learn from what comes out of this process and to see something that I couldn't put words to if I tried. And thus it begins. Again.

"Making art now means working in the face of uncertainty; it means living with doubt and contradiction, doing something no one much cares whether you do, and for which there may be neither audience nor reward. Making the work you want to make means setting aside these doubts so that you may see clearly what you have done, and thereby see where to go next. Making the work you want to make means finding nourishment within the work itself. This is not the Age of Faith, Truth, and Certainty."
--- from the book Art & Fear: Observations On The Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking