Painter, fine art printmaker and mixed media artist
Pay No Attention to That Man Behind the Fence
30" x 30," encaustic and oil on board
Desk With Badge
24" x 18," Cold wax medium and oil on board
36" x 24," oil on canvas
Peeking Through the Wall
30" x 30," oil on canvas
World in the Balance
48" x 36," oil on canvas
24" x 18," oil on board
36" x 24," encaustic and oil on board
The Colony Escapes
22" x 28," oil on canvas
24" x 24," oil on canvas
Vi Vogliamo Ringraziare
Oil on Canvas, 8" x 8"
24 H x 24 W x 1 in, cold wax medium & Oil
38 H x 24 W x 2 in, oil and cold wax medium on board $1600
Passages from the Bible inspired this work. An altar always represented a place of consecration. An altar was often built to commemorate an encounter with God that had a profound impact upon someone. Sometimes God Himself commanded that an altar be built after He had delivered someone in a miraculous way (Deuteronomy 27:4–7; Exodus 30:1). Such an altar would be a memorial to help future generations remember what God had done in a certain place. Thinking about how to memorialize or commemorate an event, I took to using scrapers, spatulas and putty knives to form an altar that like those described in the Old Testament were built with "horns" in each corner. I combined oil paint and cold wax together to form a paste that was then applied to the surface of a panel of wood. With each new layer of color, I used a propane torch to heat and move the color to blend with those layers below it.
Painting, 18 H x 24 W x 1 in, oil and cold wax on board framed
Traveling in the winter, I saw from my car wonderful wind-swept snowy forms and shapes caught in the fences and walls that bordered the sides of country roads as I meandered my vehicle over the hills and into the valleys of northeastern Pennsylvania. This painting was done by combining oil paint and specially prepared cold wax and then appllying it to the surface of a board. The oil/wax mixture is then heated with a propane torch to create blends and values.
Size: 36 H x 24 W x 1.5 in, oil and cold wax medium on board
This work was inspired by the windows I've seen in the ruins of medieval castles in Ireland. The piercing sunlight as it comes through the window revealing the ancient walls of chambers in a castle is haunting. Love that effect. This work was done using a ratio of 3 parts cold wax to 1 part oil paint. The mixture is then painted, punched and smeared onto a wooden surface and heated with a propane torch.
Size: 28 H x 22 W x 0.1 in
Size: 24 H x 18 W x 0.1 in
As a child I remember taking the subway in NYC from my home in Brooklyn, over the Williamsburgh Bridge and into Manhattan. I would watch the vertical and diagonal braces of the old bridge from my window. They appeared to dance as the train sped towards its station. I loved that movement. The bridge symbolized strength to me. In this painting, the bridge is viewed from below as if in boat on a river approaching the towers on either side.