Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Website!!!

I have a new website at It contains my paintings from 2007-2009, I still have many more images of paintings to include (still in progress). Also contains my pastel drawings and photographs..MOST everything on my website is currently for sale, this includes paintings,a lot of the smaller work, pastels and photographs... just e-mail me for prices...I am happy with it..I can't believe that I did it myself, design, uploading images...I hope everyone will visit and comment, either by e-mail or comment here on my blog...I didn't realize how hard it is to maintain everything, website, blog, promotion of my work, the business side of being an artist, what they don't tell you or lightly touch upon in art school...when I would much rather be in the studio and have someone else take care of all of it...but I certainly learned quite a lot and I am glad that I did it...
Hope you visit!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fresh Ideas...

I am interested in creating spaces that are unsettling, scary, creepy...and lately how to depict that idea has lead me around and around with the same conclusion of what I have been painting in the past two years. I am not abandoning the foundation style that I have become known for, but just another way of interpreting that idea.  I have been wanting to create new spaces that invite and repel the viewer at the same time. So I have found that idea to create a new series to take my work into a new direction, which I am extremely excited about...I can't wait to get at my fresh new idea...No, I won't say what this idea is until I am finished with the new series, I am thinking 10 paintings and drawings, not sure on sizes, but large enough for me to comfortably work on them, I like to paint large..

Friday, October 16, 2009


 I have been working on a new series of pastels today and they are based on the autumn colors...warm yellows, shades of oranges, vibrant reds, so much lush color...I have a book of Wolf Kahn and whenever I need to look at something new, I look at this book...His use of color and expression of shapes juxtaposed to each other is something I admire...Other artists I look at, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, JMW Turner, I saw his work at the Met when they did a full retrospective and it was amazing!!! Have to see it in person..there is a show on now at The Everson that I am going to next weekend,  
From Turner to Cezanne...

Wolf Kahn, Very Pink Sky, oil on canvas,2008

J.M.W. Turner, Shade and Darkness-The Evening Before the Deluge, oil, 1843

Jackson Pollock, Mural, oil on canvas, 1943
My research has been on Pollock, I could teach a class on him..

Monday, October 12, 2009

Works in Progress

Pastel on paper, 18"x24"

Small pastel and charcoal drawing on paper..

small pastel and charcoal on paper, diptych

these are two in a series of 12, 10"x30" oil on canvas, working on glazing at the moment, one of these paintings in this series will be in a juried show next year...
  more images coming soon...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Travel Inspiration

I went on vacation this past summer and just the experience of getting away and seeing new scenery helps to stir up new ideas...

I took many photographs of this one sunset and for me it brought up so many different ways to paint it...

I love the way the light is reflecting onto the water and all I can think about is how I can't wait to paint this how I see it...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Work

I am currently working on two new series..there are 10 paintings in each new series, no title yet, but may go under my ongoing series, Evolution...the paintings in this series are all 10"x30," oil on canvas..the second series is the one I have spent most of my time and energy on. when I say energy, I mean thinking about it all the time and what comes next, thinking back and forth between the paintings and trying to make them stand on their own, each painting is a different visual experience while keeping the series cohesive..I am still a ways off..but I think it is time to wrap things up with the series and get them out of my studio, I could use the room, and into a gallery..and sell them!  My new series in the horizon are in pastel, large or small in size I have yet to decide..
I will post images soon!

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Inspiration

I am inspired by this landscape, it's my backyard...I never tire of it, each day there is something new about the colors or how the landscape"feels" at a particular time of day and what continues to bring new life into my paintings...This is a photo I took just as the fog started rolling in over the field, where the cold air tries to take over warm air, this phenomenom to me is the essence of my work...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Evolution: The Series

This is a small pastel on wood panel, 8"x 10" and one in a series of twelve. I love pastel and seem to be doing it more lately than oil. I had a solo show of this series and all are for sale, just contact me for pricing info.

Absolute Quiteness

This painting came from the idea of spirituality and my continuing interest in light within the landscape...this is only one in my series entitled, Evolution.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I thought I would show images from my MFA show that showcase how my work is hung in a intimate space....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Wind Has Settled

This is oil on canvas, 2008, 48"x 52"...with many, many layers of glazes, around 10...and for sale..just contact me for pricing...My work is about the sublime and the emotive connection between the painting and the viewer.