ARTIST STATEMENT: My paintings have a calming effect; if they were music, the melody would be soft and soothing.
Influenced by artists such as Jan Vermeer and Edward Hopper, I strive to create paintings that capture a sense of time and place. They draw you in with the familiar and show you more than you expected. They invite you to interpret them by inventing your own versions of the stories behind them.
I'm inspired by the effects of light, and by people going about their everyday lives - in the city, the country, at home or when traveling. I work out the basic composition onsite and start to get ideas about what I will do. I like to spend time with the composition and reflect and refine. For this reason, I continue the process in the studio, beginning with a small oil sketch to make sure the composition is bold enough to carry across the room.
Long Meadow #2 1999 oil on canvas Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Long Meadow #1 1999 oil on canvas Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Bridge at Sunset #3 2007 oil on linen Brooklyn Bridge at sunset. A recurring theme for me, this time with a more dream-like quality.
Bleecker Bob's #3 2007 oil on linen Bleecker Bob's records store, now closed
Jogger and Manhattan Bridge 2002 oil on canvas Looking east the Manhattan Bridge is in the background.
Manhattan Bridge with Gray Skies 2007 oil on linen The bridge's colors are accentuated here, as the blues, reds, and yellows are spot lit by the setting sun. Meanwhile, the visible sky is gray and filled with clouds.
Blue Fin - Times Square 2008 oil on linen The Blue Fin in Times Square.
Meatpacking District 2009 oil on linen The scene is the early morning in the Meatpacking district in New York City.
Red 2009 oil on linen The scene is the morning in the Meatpacking district in New York City.
Wall Street, Early Morning 2005 48x60 Wall Street in post-911
Wall Street Crossing 2008 oil on linen On their way to work in the Financial District, on Wall Street
Verrazano Bridge at Dusk 2008 oil on linen Fishermen and their family and the Verrazano Bridge