I make things, always have. I love to paint but came to it late, in my 30s. My painting is experiential; it’s about recreating the feelings I was having when I decided to paint something. I paint because I love to: the process, the colors, textures, smells, ownership. It is how I understand the world, how I make sense of things and people, how I see, how I enjoy.

Painting is a pleasure, and it is a pleasure when others enjoy looking at things I’ve made. I hope you do, and that you will if you are interested in seeing more. I will be adding work to this page whenever I can, so please check back. Thanks for your interest.

Landscapes

Welfleet | acrylic on canvas | 2007

Uncle Tim’s Bridge | acrylic on canvas | 2008

Truro Center | acrylic on canvas | 2008

Reeds | oil on canvas | 2008

Provincetown | oil on canvas | 2008

Pamet Reeds | acrylic on canvas | 2008

Pamet Hill | oil on canvas | 2007

Pamet | acrylic on canvas | 2008

Pamet | oil on canvas | 2007

Naomi’s House | acrylic on canvas | 2007

Mist | acrylic on canvas | 2008

Mill Pond 2 | oil on canvas | 2008

Mill Pond 1 | acrylic on canvas | 2007

| acrylic on canvas board | 2007-8

Wading River | acrylic on canvas | 2007-8

Holt Cottage | acrylic on canvas | 2007

Great Hills Road 2 | acrylic on canvas board | 2008

Great Hills Road 1 | acrylic on canvas | 2007

Daisy Lane View 1 | acrylic on canvas board | 2007

Daisy Lane View 2 | oil on canvas | 2007

Ballston Beach | oil on canvas | 2005-7

Capefigure | 24x18 | oil on canvas | 2005

Cappodocia | 42x36 | oil on canvas | 2003

Cornhill 2 | 24x18 | oil on canvas | 2004

Cornhill 3 | 24x18 | oil on canvas | 2006

Santorini | 35x48 | oil on canvas | 1998

Santorini Stairs, 1 | 35x51 | oil on canvas | 1997

Santorini Stairs, 2 | 37x50 | oil on paper | 1997

Santorini Stairs, 3 | 36x36 | oil on canvas | 1997

Venice | 24x14 | oil on canvas | 2004

Kas, Turkey | 38x60 | oil on canvas | 2003

New Mexico 1 | oil on canvas | 1997

New Mexico 2 | 36x18 | oil on paper | 1997

Storm | oil on canvas | 2002

Since drawing is a primary tool of understanding my surroundings, I always travel with drawing or painting materials to sketch along the way, as well as a camera to take reference photos.

I love the Southwestern United States, Cape Cod, MA, and the Aegean and Mediterranean islands, all areas where there is lots of light, lots of sky, lots of horizon. I haven't traveled nearly enough.

Still life

Tomato | oil on canvas | 2005-7

Pomegranite | oil on canvas | 2005-7

Pepper | oil on canvas | 2005-7

Lime | oil on canvas | 2005-7

Lemon | oil on canvas | 2005-7

Avocado | oil on canvas | 2005-7

People

Musician series

Andreas | oil on canvas | 1998

Big Lovely | 34x28 | oil on canvas | 2001

D’Tripp | oil on canvas | 2000

Slapmeat at Dan Lynch’s | 24x26 | oil on canvas | 2005

Jono | 58x48 | oil on canvas | 2000

Rodeo Bar | 42x42 | oil on canvas | 1999

D’tripp Horns | 37x60 | oilstick on paper | 1998

Screaming Headless Torsos | 48x58 | oil on canvas | 2000

Shyndigg | 48x58 | oil on canvas | 1998

Slapmeat Johnson | 48x52 | oil on canvas | 1998

Toshi | 20x42 | oil on canvas | 2001

Not so long ago in New York City there were lots of great bars where local musicians played easily and freely. Then extreme enforcement of “quality of life” infractions on top of astronomical rent increases closed most of them. But throughout the 1980s and much of the 90s I spent long marvelous nights going from bar to bar, sketching in pencil and watercolor. Those sketches are the basis of this series. All these wonderful musicians are friends and these paintings are a tribute to their art and determination.

Quiet series

First Kiss | oil on canvas | 2008

Bluemood | oil on paper | 1997

David, napping | 20x16 | oil on canvas | 2005

David, dark dreaming, with a cat | 26x20 | oil on canvas | 2005

Fever Dream | 18x12 | oil on canvas | 2000

Gardening Dream | 22x17 | oil on canvas | 2005

Jai | 18x24 | oil on canvas | 2003

John at Joshua Tree, Oct’01 | 20x16 | oil on canvas | 2005

Leslie and Sasha, winter 2001 | 16x10 | oil on canvas | 2003

Leslie and Sasha, winter 2003 | 16x16 | oil on canvas | 2004

Nothing to Say | 16x16 | oil on canvas | Oct’01-2005

On the Verge | 26x20 | oil on canvas | 2006

Leslie | 20x26 | oil on canvas | 2004

Morning Sun | 26x30 | oil on canvas | 2001

This series started since no-one I know sits still long enough while awake. Now I want to paint people with their eyes open. It helps that I’ve decided it is okay to use photo reference. Since I started I discovered that it’s frequently really hard to paint open eyes in a satisfying fashion.

Selflove Series

Selflove 1 | 24x24 | oil on canvas | 2000

Selflove 3 | oil on canvas | 2000

Selflove 4 | oil on canvas | 2000

Selflove 5 | oil on canvas | 2000

Selflove 6 | oil on canvas | 2000

Selflove 7 | 24x24 | oil on canvas | 2001

Selflove 8 | 24x24 | 2001

This is a series of paintings made as I was adjusting to my changing body. I had recently had a hysterectomy and started using an insulin pump and was pretty uncomfortable with all the scars. I found whenever I sat down to draw myself there was never room for my face or legs. Pretty funny, actually.

I develop a crush on whatever I am painting while I am painting it, so I decided to paint myself and see if it would help. It did.

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