Monday, April 29, 2019

New Paintings and Painting Workshop Announcement

       Hi! I haven't posted in a very long time because I've been super busy painting. Below is a selection of some of my work from the past year or so.  I also want to announce that I will be doing a 2 day still life painting workshop this Fall in Perksie, PA at 7th Street Studios. The dates are Saturday and Sunday, November 9th and 10th from 9-4. It's $240 for the two day class. You can click on the link for more details about the class and the venue.     
     I've also started teaching privately at my studio in Ithaca NY. Feel free to contact me for more details if you are interested.

Two Red and a Seckel, 2019, 11x14, oil on ACM panel

Two Plums, 2019,  8x10, oil on ACM panel

Gumballs, 2019, 20x16, oil on ACM panel

2 Pears, a Plum, and an Orange, 2019, 12x16, oil on canvas

3 Pears, 2018, 11x14, oil on ACM panel

Cherry and Two Lemons, 2018, 8x10, oil on ACM panel

Swan, 2018, 9x12, oil on ACM panel

Eggs and Shot Glasses, 2018, 12x16, oil on ACM panel

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Paintings on view at Warm Springs Gallery, Virginia

     I was invited to participate in a show "Feast For Your Eyes" at Warm Springs Gallery in Warm Springs, Virginia. Please stop by if you are in the area. The show runs from May 17th- July 1st. The show includes paintings by Loren Dibenedetto, Elizabeth Geiger, Marybeth Karaus, and photographs by Lynn Karlin, as well as these four paintings of mine.

Eggs and Shot Glasses, 12x16, oil on aluminum panel

Gala, 6x6, oil on canvas and birch panel

6 Figs, 10x20, oil on canvas

Still Life with Star Fruit and Cranberries, 24x36, oil on canvas

Monday, April 30, 2018

Win This Painting

"Salt Point, Cayuga Lake", 24x30, oil on canvas

I'm putting together a raffle to help my wonderful niece Mia raise funds to get to Germany for life saving surgery.  She has put up a GoFundMe page that explains her situation a lot better than I can, but in a nutshell, she's been through way too much. To participate in the raffle just donate any amount directly to her GoFundMe page:
Then let me know, so I can get your name in the hat for the prize, which is the above painting.
The raffle is scheduled for May 22nd. I'll ship it to anyone in the contiguous United States. 
Please share with anyone you think may be interested.
Thanks so much!!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

"Vine Tomatoes" and 2 Others Headed to Principle Gallery

     These are three of my latest paintings, all headed to Principle Gallery in Alexandria for their Small Works show in December. I've had the idea to paint ripening tomatoes since around 2010 when I first planted Sun Gold tomatoes and noticed how striking the gradations of color along the vine can be. In this context color is a metaphor for time, also the grouping reminds me of a family. 

 "Vine Tomatoes" 9x12

 "Three Figs" 6x12

"Sansa Apple" 5x6

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"Raspberry" to be auctioned at the Arnot Museum

Raspberry, 4x4, oil on panel . 

     I've donated this painting to the Arnot Art Museum to be auctioned at their Eighteenth Gallery Gala. It is framed in a hand made (by me) maple frame and is ready to hang. The opening bid for this painting is $325, its retail price. 100% of the proceeds go to the Arnot Art Museum. If you've ever thought about collecting my work, now would be a great time because you would also be supporting the Arnot, a museum with a primary focus on representational art. To find out more about the museum or the event go to:

The following is an excerpt from their promotional materials explaining the bidding process:

     "We are accepting bids now through this fall; the gavel will come down on all sales at 8 pm on 17 November. Visit the galleries to place your bid, then join us in November for the live Gala event and be sure you’re the top bidder at the auction’s close. If you are unable to attend the Gallery Gala on 17 November, we will be happy to take a proxy bid for you, and we’ll keep you informed of your bid’s progress."

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Opening at West End Gallery Friday Sept. 8, 5-7:30

     I have 15 new paintings in  West End Gallery's new exhibit "Inspirations".  The opening is this Friday September 8th, from 5-7:30 p.m. 10% of the proceeds will go to the Fund For Women of the Southern Tier.  To find out more about this great organization go to
Here are a few of the paintings that will be on view at the opening.

 Yellow Gourd 12x14

 Sleeper 11x14

 Turnip 8x10

 Still Life with Roemer and Stone Fruit 18x24

 Still Life with Bottles and Eggs 26x34

Yellow Plum and Cherry 6x8

4 Eggs 11x14

Friday, April 28, 2017

Demo Saturday at West End Gallery

     I'll be doing a still life painting demonstration at West End Gallery Saturday from 12-6 in connection with the Arts in Bloom event. Please stop by if you can. This is the painting I did at the same event last year.  It's "Pear, Raspberry, and Kumquat " 8x10 .