Thursday, November 20, 2014


I work with watercolor and black lead pencil to create a small sketch, or maquette, as a starting point for a large painting. I rather like these maquettes as they capture the energy of the gesture and carefreeness of the initial idea.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Salon NY

Another weekend, another trot to another show at the Park Avenue Armory! I enjoy going to shows in the Fall. This one, called The Salon Art + Design, hosts a number of galleries from around the world showcasing mostly paintings, sculpture and furniture. Here are a few of my picks starting with the highlights for me, a painting and a drawing, both by Egon Schiele.

Egon Schiele at Richard Nagy Ltd

Egon Schiele at Richard Nagy
Vanessa Bell at Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts

Jean-Pierre Pincemin at Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko

Joseph Walsh dining table (detail) at Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary

Joseph Walsh dining table (detail) at Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary

Agostino Bonalumi at Mazzoleni

Cy Twombly at Mazzoleni

Willi Baumeister at Galerie Beres

Paul Jenkins at Galerie Diane de Polignac

Paul Jenkins at Galerie Diane de Polignac

Wei Ligang at Michael Goedhuis

Alberto Burri at Robilant + Voena

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014


The painting below is one of a series of four. Please visit my website to see more or contact me for information.

Transition #4, 2014, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 40in, 152.4 x 101.6cm

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IFPDA Print Fair

The International Fine Print Dealers Association yet again held it's print fair at the Park Avenue Aromory. I enjoy going to this show at this venue. It's a fair size show but feels cosy and intimate. You never quite know what you are going to find from a Goya to a Damien Hurst. Three hours later I emerged inspired and ready to create!

Edvard Munch

Elaine de Kooning

Kara Walker at Arion Press

Mary Cassatt at Keith Sheridan

Emil Nolde at Simon Theobald

Alison Lambert at Pratt Contemporary

David Hockney

Freya Payne at Flowers Gallery

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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Oculus

I heard about the opening of the Fulton Center transit hub in downtown Manhattan and just happened to be passing this evening. I couldn't resist taking some pictures of the oculus even though I was in a hurry. More pics on my Facebook page.

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Toulouse-Lautrec and Matisse at MoMA

My main mission on a recent visit to the Museum of Modern Art here in NYC was to see Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, the show of the season. It's a terrific exhibition including 100 cut-outs, drawings, prints, stained glass, textiles and illustrated books. I was inspired by the bold colors and giant, simple, abstract figurative works.

I have always had a soft spot for the work of Toulouse-Lautrec, his use of line and shape and the way I am transported back in time and can almost see, hear and smell, the Parisian cafes, brothels, cabarets and other theatrical productions and events he attended. Here are a few pieces in the exhibition I had not seen before.

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In The Zone

Every now and again I need to get the glue out and start collaging. I enjoyed geography in school and my fascination with layers of rock, natural color and texture seems to find it's way into my art. Acrylic collage on 12.5 x 9in Arches paper.

Subduction #1, 2014

Subduction #2, 2014

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