Friday, December 14, 2012

In The Distance

 "For time is the longest distance between two places." - Tennessee Williams

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Park View

"Architecture is the art of how to waste space." - Philip Johnson

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas board. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting

Monday, November 26, 2012

Found Moment

"Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever." - Horace Mann

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel.

Monday, November 19, 2012


"When I discover who I am, I'll be free." - Ralph Ellison

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

East Coast Sunset

"To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude." 
- Jeanne Moreau

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas board.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Coast

"Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me."
- Albert Schweitzer

This painting is 6" x 8" oil on canvas board. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

The warmth of fine art

If you were itching to see me you've got one last chance to scratch before the end of the year. I'll be joining 50 Artists from six states will be at the Harford Day School on Saturday, November 3rd. I'll also have copies of my book, Visual Poetry, on hand for you to preview. This event promises to be fun for the whole family!

Booth Location: 47, located in the field house.

Show Dates: Saturday November 3, 2012

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE!

Parking: Parking is available at the school.

Address: 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air, MD 21014

My house in relation to Superstorm Sandy's path
We made it through Sandy this week without an issue even though the house was nearly under it's direct path. Others, especially along the coast, weren't quite so lucky. I know you've been hearing this from a number of people, but consider donating to the Red Cross if you are able. If you've ever been to Atlantic City you know that many of the people that live there are not living in expensive beach homes and will need help in the coming weeks and months.

Friday, September 28, 2012


"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." - John Burroughs

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting

Monday, September 24, 2012

Backyard Retreat

 One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade. - Chinese Proverb

This painting is 7" x 5" oil on canvas panel. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Delivering Light

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." - Marcus Aurelius

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting

My neighbor's tree has been a part of many of my paintings. Today, sadly, it was removed because it was very unhealthy and posed a safety hazard to the two houses that were next to it.  Below are some of the paintings it has inspired and one photograph of the tree in very early morning light. This tree will be missed.

Afternoon Delight, 7 x 5 (sold)
Red Truck, 6 x 8 (sold)
Illumination, 8 x 6 (sold)

The Tree in the Backyard, 8 x 6 (sold)


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Morning Intensity

"Light is the first thought of painters, and there is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas board.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Shipping Lane

 "A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." - Grace Hopper

This painting is 6" x 8" oil on canvas board. 

My last outdoor show of the year was this past weekend.  A great big bear-hug (I'm from Bear, get it?) thank you to everybody that stopped by. Thankfully the storm that chased us out early on Saturday only made things wet. Sunday, however, was beautiful and really made the weekend just perfect.

Sunday Morning Bliss

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Visual Poetry

"It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual." - Allen Klein

Good thing my new 100 page book, Visual Poetry, takes your eyes on a journey through the seasons...
Now you can take a bunch of my paintings home with you to enjoy.

Available in softcover, hardcover and ebook.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Formal Gardens

You spent your weekend doing yard work? Here's some inspiration from the Rehoboth Art League show.

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It was a great show. I met so many wonderful people, but now I have a problem. Some of my favorite pieces sold during the weekend and now I have to SERIOUSLY get back to painting. MY walls are bare! 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Get Oiled Up at the Beach

The time has finally come! When it comes to roller coaster rides, Rehoboth is the most exciting. I have an entire truckload of supplies (literally) being delivered this week just to prepare. The friendships I have made over the years have made this show the most satisfying show I attend and the art is fantastic.

Tent Location: Booth # 50 This is a different spot from last year.

1st Weekend: Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12, 2012 (rain or shine)
2nd Weekend:
Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19, 2012 (rain or shine)

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Sundays

Admission: $5 - good towards $5 off of a purchase of $100 or more of art that day.

Parking: Free Jolly Roger shuttle service is available from both the KMART shopping center on Route 1 (see map) and the Rehoboth Beach Elementry School at 500 Stockley Avenue (see map).
Parking in Henlopen Acres is very limited. Please adhere to parking restrictions including parking along the street. All vehicles must park on the grass with tires off the pavement. You will get a ticket if you ignore this rule.

Refreshments: Nage will be in the Chambers Café again this year. Point Coffee House & Bake Shoppe will be serving iced coffees, lattes, and some really tasty bakery items (we tried them last year!

Fabulous musical entertainment: Familiar local artists and some exciting new faces, along with live entertainment featuring jazz, blue grass, and folk music will create a relaxing atmosphere for spending the day.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Life in Lititz

Oh, the ecstasy and the agony of the summer outdoor art show. Sometimes I have neighbors that chain smoke and yell at priests, sometimes I make new friends, sometimes it's 103 degrees. I've talked about it before. Saturday's show in Lititz, PA was no different...

I received a fourth place award in the Oils/Acrylics category for my painting Pumpkin Patch. It's always a little ego boost when you are recognized by somebody for the work you do.

For those of you that couldn't make it to the show, below is a 360 view of the park. It's really quite nice.

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"Now, wait just a second! This doesn't sound so bad!" you think to yourself. I know. How could it really? Towards the end of the day, however, we realized that we had been the victims of theft. Nothing big, just a $20 print, but theft all the same. I've got mixed emotions about it. On one hand it means that there is a market for my work and somebody decided to turn to a life of crime just to obtain one of my pieces. On the other, well, I was jacked.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


"The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us. The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being's difficulty in coming to virtuous balance with himself." - Elizabeth Gilbert

 This painting is 24" x 24" oil on canvas. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting. Framed original - $1500

Monday, May 28, 2012

Brandywine Park Bridge & Outdoor Show Update

"The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn" - David Russell 

This painting is 7" x 5" oil on canvas board.

"Not a new painting?" I hear you ask. I know, it's been tough getting to paint lately and with preparations for the summer shows I feel like my painting schedule has slowed to the speed of DC beltway traffic. For instance, making the frames alone has taken up all of the past three weekends. That's seven days of near non-stop sawing, sanding and stapling.

Oh, you didn't know I made my own frames? Here's a quick lesson from 2010.

See? That's how I get my beauties prepped. Nothing but the best for these little gems.

I've also spent plenty of time designing and printing the new 2012 outdoor show cards. It may seem like just a promotional postcard, but I make sure each card is unique and executed just right.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Urban Literature

"Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark." - Theodore Parker

This painting is 9" x 12" oil on hardboard. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.