Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lobsta Boats, Canyon Trees

Canyon Trees 1 & 2, 18 x 24" Acrylic Paintings Available for: $1,800, Giclees $500

Maine is one of my favorite get aways, this acrylic piece "Lobsta Boats" is 18 x 24 the original is available for $1,800, giclees will be available for $500

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Slow down take a drive on RT 8

Late Autumn on Piseco Lake Road, Piseco Lake, NY
Late autumn and early winter can be like a tranquil dream here on Piseco Lake.
There are few people around, and you hear sounds like the water gently slapping the shore and the sounds of geese flying high over head and the wind gently blowing in your ears. You drink in the cool clean air and look at the mountains with the same wonder you have so many times before.

Post Office, Town Hall on Rt 8, Hoffmeister, NY
Like a step back in time this depression era built post office looks much like it did back then.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Time to Reflect...

Probably the most meditative and reflective time I spend is working in and enjoying my gardens. Although the work is often exhausting, it is a wonderful feeling of tiredness spent in growing, maintaining and nurturing plants. Often I watch the shadows around the plants and trees come full circle, as I mill around the garden and enjoy visits from bumbleebees, butterflies, chipmunks and birds.
1st Piece are Black Eyed Susans: "Susan"
2nd Piece is a sunflower entitled: "the Many Faces Of The Garden"

3rd Piece is Sundrops and Zebra grasses entitled "Summer Breeze"

4th piece is a Tiger Lily covered in morning dew entitled: "Tiger Lily in First Light"

Monday, July 20, 2009

War Widow

"What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world."
~Robert E. Lee, letter to his wife, 1864

After coaching and playing soccer with players who are refugees from Burma, Somalia and Bosnia, I was inspired to create this piece entitled "War Widow". The refugees faces mask the horror of war they left behind physically, yet the horror lives on forever and ever in their thoughts and dreams. Wars are often romanticized and understated, and most in the US are distanced and insulated from the tragedies of war, unlike these refugees.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Grand Canyon Trees

I am fascinated and inspired by the beautiful trees that seemingly stand as sentinels along the edges, banks and cliffs of the Grand Canyon. I have visited the Canyon twice in the last 10 years and hope to hike down to the bottom my next outing to explore more closely natures beautiful testaments to endurance, patience and tenacity.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yukio Norimoto Goes For A Ride...

Yukio Norimoto had his evening cha after his dinner of sukiyaki. Instead of watching "MXE" Yukio decided much to his obasan's dismay, to go for a ride through Lopongi in his new turbo micro car...


Utica...beautiful city and flawless from above
16 x 20 Acrylic Available $2,200
Giclee $495

Monday, March 16, 2009

Modern Age Geisha

This piece shows the clash and/or or the assimilation of the modern day Geisha Girl in Japan.
If you go to Kyoto you can still see traditional Geishas walking down the street past punky looking tweens and teens and modern office buildings as backdrops.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Don't Fence Me In...Clutter...

As an artist, you often find the major obstacles you face are often the "fences" we-ourselves and others erect around our lives. They can be large and foreboding fences, or merely little "jumper overs". Large or small the only way to grow as an artist and a person is to climb over, or find a way around.

In January the aftermath of the holiday season gives you that feeling once again, that we live way beyond our needs. Which means and to put it simply, we have way too much stuff and way too much distraction in our lives.

"Less is more".
Mies Van Der Rohe