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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Dutch Flowers

Sep 13, 2017 | Flowers, Inspiration, Travels

I verily happily found myself putting together a bouquet for a dear friend in Amsterdam recently. Choosing flowers for an arrangement is like picking a palette and brushes for a painting; the elements and instruments used to create a whole. On this particular day, I was inspired by still lifes of flowers by the Dutch ...

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Star Flowers

Sep 6, 2017 | Flowers, Inspiration, Nature

A few “Night Sky” Petunias. A flower I love because of the way it evokes the cosmos and provides us with diurnal stars. These are from a friend’s garden in Breukelen, Holland.

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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 http://arlenegibbsdecor.com 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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