Artwork > Works on Paper

Inspired by nature, I explore the metaphysical connections between a specific location and a particular moment in time when the light and ambience of the surroundings touch me. These are remembered moments distilled into an abstract language of colors, shapes, energy, rhythm and mood. I work until the right moment is released and I have achieved the desired affect—sometimes in quick strokes and at other times adding paint and wiping it off, pushing and pulling my materials. These processes evolve during the course of many sessions, as the poetry of rhythm and forms unfolds, moving across the canvas or paper in the same way music improvised by a jazz musician progresses. I compose spontaneously, capturing the luminosity of light with my color choices and amplifying movement and energy with aggressive mark making. The fluid shapes I make with my brush are often juxtaposed against crisp lines I make with graphite or charcoal. Like the Abstract Expressionists of the New York School, my art is process driven. The plasticity and immediacy of the paint drive my expression and capture the unconscious.

My Garden
Acrylics on Gesso Paper
22 x 30 inches
2017
Spring Turns to Summer
Acrylics on Gesso Paper
22 x 30 inches
2017
Untitled WP517
Acrylics on Gesso Paper
22 x 30 inches
2017
The Green Hills of the Hilltowns
Acrylics on Paper
22 x 30 inches
2017
Spring Meadow
Acrylics on Gesso Paper
22 x 30 inches
2017
Rainy Day in May
Acrylics on Gesso Paper
22 x 30 inches
2017
Hecksher Ball Fields -- Central Park
Oil and Graphite on Paper
20" x 25.5"
2009
59th Street Entrance to Central Park
Oil, Wax and Graphite on Paper
22" x 30"
2008
As Clouds Go By
Oil, Wax and Graphite on Paper
22" x 30"
2008
Grass 2
Mixed Media on Paper
22" x 30"
2008
Grass
Mixed Media on Paper
22" x 30"
2008
Birds in Flight 4
oil and Charcoal on Paper
22" x 30"
2007
Birds in Flight 2
Oil and Charcoal on Paper
22
2007
Birds in Flight 1
OIl and Charcoal on Paper
22" x 30"
2007
Dream Realized
Oil on Paper
22" x 30"
2006
Lyric
OIl on Paper
22" x 30"
2006
Simulation 2
OIl, Wax and Graphite on Paper
22" x 30"
2010
magnolia 6
Oil, Wax and Graphite on Paper
30 x 40 inchs
2009
The Woods Behind Nancy's and Steve's Cottage
Oil, Wax and Graphite on Paper
22" x 30"
2008
The Wood Behind Nancy's and 
Steve's Cottage 3
Oil, Wax and Graphite on Paper
25.5" x 40"
2008
Magnolia 8
oIl, Wax and Graphite on Paper
25.5" x 40"
2009
Santa Fe Impression 1
Gouache and graphite on paper
9 x 12 inches
2010
Santa Fe Impression 2
Gouache and graphite on paper
9 x 12 inches
2010
Two Circles and a Rectangle
OIl and Wax on Paper
22 x 30 inches
2012
Trio
Oil and Wax on Paper
2012