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I feel the most important motive in painting
lies in understanding my surroundings.

The act of seeing without really seeing or noticing our everyday surroundings is the plague I think of modern life.
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Born, raised, and living for most of my life in New York City,
I find a great deal of inspiration in the big city,
with its diverse neighborhoods and streets and people
who make it unique.

There is a beauty within the everyday and ordinary that,
for me, only painting can reveal.
I'm drawn to these subjects by various forms of
shape, color, contrast and pattern,
in hopes of making and sharing such discoveries.
Through the process of painting, I gain new and deeper insight
into my subject and its surroundings
as these elements combine and communicate.

I'm constantly striving
to understand the world around me though my art.
It’s an ongoing never ending process that invigorates me
every single day!

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Working in watercolor and occasionally oils,
my "cityscape" paintings,
executed around the varied New York City locations
I know so well,
strive to capture the beauty
found in the everyday scenes
that are often missed by most people,
especially the very folks who live and work in this big city.

I quote from the insightful weekly newsletter
www.brainpickings.org
by Maria Popova:

"Under the tyranny of
MULTI-TASKING, the UNI-TASKING
necessary in life
(the art of noticing)
has been exiled from our daily lives."

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I may go back to this subject of subways at a later date,
but for now I’ve recently begun a new series of
figurative paintings,
showing one solitary figure, usually a female,
in unique and sometimes isolated locations of the city.

For now, why not check out my current paintings
using the menu bar on the left.

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Please note:
this site is being
completely revised.
Therefore most pages
are still in the process of
having text and photos added.

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I feel the most important motive
in painting
lies in understanding
my surroundings.

The act of seeing without really seeing or noticing our everyday surroundings is the plague I think of modern life.
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Born, raised, and living
for most of my life in
New York City,

I find a great deal of
inspiration in the big city,
with its diverse neighborhoods
and streets and people
who make it unique.

There is a beauty within the
everyday and ordinary that,
for me, only painting can reveal.

I'm drawn to these subjects
by various forms of
shape, color, contrast and pattern,
in hopes of making and sharing
such discoveries.
Through the process of painting,
I gain new and deeper insight
into my subjec
and its surroundings
as these elements
combine and communicate.

I'm constantly striving to
understand the world around me
though my art.
It’s an ongoing
never ending process
that invigorates me
every single day!

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Working in watercolor
and occasionally oils,
my "cityscape" paintings,
executed around the varied
New York City locations
I know so well,
strive to capture
the beauty found in the
everyday scenes
that are often missed
by most people,
especially the very folks
who live and work in this big city.

I quote from the
insightful weekly newsletter
www.brainpickings.org
by Maria Popova:

"Under the tyranny of
MULTI-TASKING,
the UNI-TASKING
necessary in life
(the art of noticing)
has been exiled from our
daily lives."

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I may go back
to this subject of subways
at a later date,
but for now I’ve recently begun
a new series of
figurative paintings,
showing one solitary figure,
usually a female,
in unique and sometimes
isolated locations of the city.

For now, why not check out
my current paintings
using the menu bar on the left.

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Please note:
this site is being completely revised.
Therefore most pages are still in the process
of having text and photos added.

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I feel the most important motive in painting
lies in understanding my surroundings.

The act of seeing without really seeing or noticing our everyday surroundings is the plague I think of modern life.
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Born, raised, and living for most of my life in New York City,
I find a great deal of inspiration in the big city,
with its diverse neighborhoods and streets and people
who make it unique.

There is a beauty within the everyday and ordinary that,
for me, only painting can reveal.
I'm drawn to these subjects by various forms of
shape, color, contrast and pattern,
in hopes of making and sharing such discoveries.
Through the process of painting, I gain new and deeper insight
into my subject and its surroundings
as these elements combine and communicate.

I'm constantly striving
to understand the world around me though my art.
It’s an ongoing never ending process that invigorates me
every single day!

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Working in watercolor and occasionally oils,
my "cityscape" paintings,
executed around the varied New York City
locations I know so well,
strive to capture the beauty found in the everyday scenes
that are often missed by most people,
especially the very folks who live and work in this big city.

I quote from the insightful weekly newsletter
www.brainpickings.org
by Maria Popova:

"Under the tyranny of
MULTI-TASKING, the UNI-TASKING
necessary in life
(the art of noticing)
has been exiled from our daily lives."

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I may go back to this subject of subways at a later date,
but for now I’ve recently begun a new series of
figurative paintings,
showing one solitary figure, usually a female,
in unique and sometimes isolated locations of the city.

For now, why not check out my current paintings
using the menu bar on the left.