New Work

Apr 27, 2018 | Artwork, Flowers, Nature

I’ve been creating some new work for my Floral Echoes series. I started this series over a year ago and along the way, I’ve sharpened my ideas about what I want it to express and how. These new pieces are more painterly. They allow for more interpretation and, in some cases more abstraction of, the ...

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Ink Test

Jan 22, 2018 | Artwork, Inspiration, Studio

Trying new things with my inks. This ink test on, an 8 x 13 cm piece of watercolor paper, involved layering lots of colors to see how they react to each other and how they settle into the paper once dry. Down below is a detail of the top right corner so you can see ...

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Sketches from Summer Travels

Sep 17, 2017 | Artwork, Travels

Blind contour drawings from the sketchbook I bought with me on our travels to the U.S. this August. We spent some time in on of my most favorite places, Block Island, RI., before a quick trip to California with my mom. I chose blind contour because I like the spontaneity and unpredictability of the lines ...

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Designs for Interiors, Part 3.

Mar 16, 2016 | Artwork, Design, Flowers, Italy, Portfolio

Here is the final group of original illustrations I recently did for Rome-based interior designer Arlene Gibbs . In some of my drawings I wanted to reference Rome but for the remaining pieces I needed to make, I returned to a constant favorite: flowers. So here are a few simple still lifes I created to complement ...

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Designs for Interiors, Part 2.

Mar 14, 2016 | Artwork, Design, Italy, Portfolio

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently created some new drawings for a rental property that Arlene Gibbs has been working on. For some drawings,  I examined details of the Ara Pacis, a favorite place to visit here in Rome. For these next few illustrations, I drew inspiration from Rome’s many, elaborate and ...

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Designs for Interiors Part 1: Ara Pacis

Feb 29, 2016 | Artwork, Design, Italy

I was recently commissioned to create fourteen original drawings for a few apartments in the historical center of Rome that has been working on redesigning. I’d heard about these beautiful properties a few times from Arlene herself so I was thrilled when she asked me if I’d be interested in making some new pieces ...

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Happy Accident

Jan 9, 2016 | Artwork, Inspiration

On why I want lots of happy accident in 2016: With the arrival of the new year, I decided to take a look through some of my older work that I brought with me when I moved from Manhattan to Rome. After one of the lengthier pauses I’ve ever taken from painting on a regular ...

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Notes from the Studio: On the End of 2015

Dec 31, 2015 | Artwork, Inspiration

I’ve been spending more time in the studio lately. That’s probably why I came to the realization that the process of making a painting could be compared to the cycle of a year from beginning to end. In this case, the end of 2015. At the start, you have a blank canvas and lots of ...

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Mar 20, 2015 | Artwork, Palette

This painting is titled Celosia because it depicts three Celosia Cristata stems. The flower is more commonly known as Cockscomb and it’s one of my favorites; a unique flower with a somewhat silly name. Their form and texture looks like a folded up piece of pile-on-pile velvet and it usually comes in strong tones of ...

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Still life in Violet

Jan 20, 2015 | Artwork, Palette

My focus has been on working with flowers in recent years but it’s been feeling like time to revisit my paints and palette. Still life in Violet is the result of one of my first attempts to do just that. Painting has always been about oil paints for me but for now I’ve made the ...

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