Saturday, July 31, 2010

Paintings for "Rituals" at West End Gallery


These two are framed together....Sold

The final three floating in a series. 

The framing of these pieces is an experiment - an expensive experiment. I thought it would be neat to use a floater frame coupled with a high end frame, then to frame the pictures in series. Problem is the expensive framing option jacks the price way up. We'll see if they sell.

Friday, July 30, 2010


It's been four years since we took a family vacation. Last week we rented a house and hit the Jersey Shore. The house was in northern Jersey, near my old base when I was in the Coast Guard. The water was warm, the waves were perfect and the sand was white. It was also a VERY hot week; great beachin' weather. 
My Wife - Sungji

Acting on the advice of Gina Marriner I gave them all lots of kisses and hugs, even my 13 year old son who thought I was nuts, and who tried to push me away with a grin. It was a time for long, long walks on the beach with my wife, teaching my son to boogie board and finding shells with my daughter. Now back to work.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sad News...

Gina Marriner, aka Antique Art Garden, is a collector who has bought a few of my paintings. More importantly I consider her a friend. She's given me a ton of advice (most of it unsolicited!)  that has helped me grow and encouraged  me as an artist. This week her 21 year old daughter was killed in a motor vehicle accident.

 As a parent I cannot even imagine her pain. When I do try to imagine it - my mind recoils. If you have the time, please stop by her blog and leave a note of sympathy.

Antique Art Garden

Miss Sarah Anne Marriner 


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Elmira, New York, United States
In many ways I think like a photographer. The image itself is becoming more and more important to me; the actual application of paint less and less. Blasphemy in some painterly circles. I choose to paint figures and portraits because I consider them the most difficult subject.