I had stopped posting any 'news' here for over a year and have lazily been only using
Instagram and Fb to do so. I'm going to quietly make another effort to keep up with it here, especially because I am starting to build a shop section here so visitors can purchase my work directly through my site. A selection of prints and other items will also be available.
My work is and will still be available on Saatchi Art, Wonderwall, Etsy, and a few of the galleries/shops I show with. (Links under 'Shop' header and within 'Exhibitions'.)
I can always be reached directly through my contact link to discuss commissions, custom originals or prints, fun projects like murals, studio visits, and more. I have been advised that I could make it easier and more streamlined for people who land here.
Pictured here is 'Contemplation: Blue', a 36"x48" framed acrylic on canvas which can be installed horizontally or vertically, and which is currently at Lava Atelier in Franklin, NY, courtesy of Robin Rice Gallery.
Robin Rice is also showing one of my smaller pieces from this series in her installation 'The Art Collector' at Foley & Cox Home, 317 Warren St, Hudson, NY through Dec 14.
I'm showing some recent paintings this weekend, Sept 24-25, noon-6pm, during Newburgh Open Studios. I'll be at 104 1/2 Ann St alongside several other artists, next to Ann St Gallery. Pick up maps at Newburgh Art Supply, 5 Grand St, or download one from the website (link above).
As for this website here, I really need to make a sustained effort to regularly manage it with updates and images. (Feeling productive, might delete later.) I'll post-date so it won't appear quite as neglectful.. The fact is that I'm doing things, but have been unable to cement the habit of updating. I have lovely photos of work from this year and last. However I still can't decide how to organize the site as my work continues to develop in an abstracted direction, and how to make that evolution appear as natural as it is in my mind. At what point do you archive older images? Do people enjoy seeing trajectories and early work or is it distracting when a visitor wants to just see what an artist's work is like NOW for various opportunities? Research has turned up a case for both approaches.
This one did some couch surfing in Soho. Now crashing at Cite NYC’s new location at 156 Wooster, dreaming chromatic dreams of finding home.
Another page from the imagined vintage catalog of mid-mod interiors.
Painted, cut canvas, glued and painted again. I had begun this piece a couple months ago and now the colors really match what I forget March looks like here, all sodden brown and old greens and so many grays. Hints of that ‘spring green’ like that one pale crayola color that always stayed sharp, at least in my box. When I tried to use that crayon, I could barely see it on the paper. So, more appropriate a name than I knew, the way signs of spring are barely perceptible at first, then you look again and there they are.
acrylic on canvas & cut painted canvas, 16”x20”.
'House Party Stack' in the window of Cite NYC at 83 Wooster St. This was when I thought there was only one more week to see my paintings here, but the show has been extended until May at their new location up the street at 156 Wooster! Stop by, call or email the shop for info on available works.
I did put a filter on this pic because I imagine finding it in a vintage catalog of mid century modern interiors. For now it’s in a contemporary Soho showroom, and eventually (I hope!) to a living space that embodies both eras.
I have about 4 left and there’s still a solid 9.5 months to go of 2022 so contact me if you’d like one, or order on Etsy. $24 + shipping.
All profits from the sale of these 20+ paintings will go directly to aid Ukraine. (Update, I've removed the ones that have since sold.) I made an album on Facebook and it is also in my instagram highlight. I’ve sold 9 so far; here’s a list of organizations I’m donating to (have already begun) Global Empowerment Mission International, Medical Corps, Save The Children, Coalition to Support Black People in Ukraine, Outright Action International, Jewish United Fund, Mercy Corps, Direct Relief.
Works are priced to sell for this purpose. See descriptions in stories for dimensions (various!) and prices. By profit I mean all proceeds after shipping and materials. As there's been interest I may add more. I'll send receipts/screenshots of donation(s). To purchase please contact me or message through my IG or FB, and send your info; payment can be venmo, zelle, paypal or other as needed. Thank you.
I just completed these 3 paintings as a commission for a cooking school and professional rental kitchen in NYC. I worked with the client to come up with colors to match and enliven the space, which is described as a mix of modern, vintage and industrial! They can be hung together or on their own.
Each 24”x30” acrylic on canvas.
So- YES! I do commissions of all sorts and enjoy (yep) collaborating with clients and designers on custom work. I love having studios produce my prints for this purpose, too. But sometimes you want fresh paint.
Our sculpture “Chromatic Substation No 1” is still up & running full power in this snowstorm! ON IT.⚡️🌈
Near the corner of Beekman & High St in Beacon since 2019, when Jon Reichert and I made it for Beacon 3D.
A wonderful thing about finding an artist or writer who inspires you, is that even 20 years after discovering them, you may find more still that charges and replenishes you, but in a different way that reflects the new connections you continue to make in your own work.
Just some of my thoughts upon learning of Wayne Thiebaud’s departure yesterday at age 101. Some of my favorite writing about his work came into my head, by Michael Kimmelman in The Accidental Masterpiece. I pulled the book from my shelf. (I forgot the satisfaction of pulling a book from a shelf to check a memory!)
He wrote about how ‘Thiebaud’s pictures prompt something more complicated than plain joy.. closer to the nature of memory.. this reaction slowly registers in our minds as the gap between what actually was.. and the world as we wished it to be… A sadness after the first leaping rush of pleasure.’ And how the art is ‘a throwback in its craftsmanship, which has its own nostalgic effect.’ The very American brand of wit and melancholy. Ah, just find and read the whole gorgeous chapter titled ‘The Art of Gum-ball Machines’. It resonated with me in 2006 and still does, along with the paintings and their aura of familiarity, the precision of colors and stacks and placement. ‘Free-floating signs, wide open to our dreams.’