November News

Two of my paintings were accepted into the Ocean City Arts Center‘s Annual Juried Art Show. I also have a few pieces showing at the Ocean City Fine Arts League‘s Anything Goes Show. Both receptions are this Friday evening, so if you’re in the area please stop in.

Maybe Marmora. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 7″ x 5.5″.

Unframed: $225.00


A House Portrait

I think I may like painting portraits of houses more than painting portraits of people. Houses have such visible personality.

Green House. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8″ x 11.5″ (20.3 cm x 29.2 cm)


No Parking Lot

My work is not about the interaction between the natural world and the human made world. That would imply that somehow the human made world is unnatural.

In the art world, words like “juxtaposition” are used exclusively to describe two objects that don’t belong together. That is absurd. At one time there were objects that could shock simply by being placed next to one another. But this is the post, post modern world and the age of the internet. There is no “shock.” Every object is just as connected to, or disconnected from, the next. A leaf is no more connected to another leaf than it is to a car or a photograph of Ronald Reagan.

The connection (and subsequential disconnection) each object has with the object next to it is what my work is about. Whether the objects involved are organic or geometric is irrelevant.

No Parking Lot. Watercolor and Ink on paper. 7″ x 6″ (17.8 cm x 15.2 cm).

Unframed: $200.00

Rittenhouse Square

Spring time in Philadelphia is quite an inspiring sight. This watercolor plein air painting of Rittenhouse Square accurately depicts the mood, if not the crowds, of Philly on a breezy May afternoon.

Genuine and Entertaining. 7″ x 6″. Watercolor and ink on paper.

Unframed: $215.00

Secret Supermarket

Behind my laundry mat, there is a supermarket. The food is fresh and well priced. I would not know about this food market if it was not for my need to go on walks as my clothes dry. The store is called “Gokul: Indian Supermarket.” It is a beautiful building.

Secret Supermarket. Watercolor and ink on paper. 6″ x 7″.

Unframed: $175.00

Atlantic City Race Course

I’ve lived in Atlantic County, New Jersey for a little over two years now. There are many historic gems in this part of the state. This morning I painted the Atlantic City Race Course. Honestly, I don’t know much about the building. It just struck me as a place that had some stuff happen in it.

Same River Twice

Below are two watercolors of the same river. The top painting won first place at the 2010 Cumberland County Plein Air Competition hosted by Gallery 50 and the Cumberland County Cultural Alliance.

Always Changing. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $225.00

Always Flowing. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″x5″.

Unframed: $200.00


A play ground in New Jersey.

I’ll Catch You. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $115.00

Three Years of Collingswood

Every August, Perkins Center for the Arts hosts a rendering contest. A building in Collingswood, NJ is chosen to be drawn. This is the third year I’ve participated in the competition. I am very thankful for this yearly opportunity to publicly paint with other artists in the area.

The first year (2008), I made this painting of a church on Haddon Avenue. Last year, the chosen building was the Collingswood PATCO station. My pencil rendering of its interior received second place.

Tickets, Please. Graphite on paper. 9″x12.”

Framed and ready to hang: $175.00

This year’s building was the Perkins Center for the Arts. I chose to work in the watercolor and ink pen style I’ve been experimenting with all summer.  Yesterday, my piece won first place in the painting category.

Perky. Watercolor and Ink on Paper. 8.5″ x5.”


Click to enlarge image.

Across the Street

Asbury Avenue in Ocean City NJ has an out door painting competition every Wednesday of the summer.  This past Wednesday I won second place with this painting. The painting was a particular challenge as I chose to sit across the street from the buildings I painted. Large vehicles kept parking in front of my subject matter. I learned a valuable lesson about vantage point.

Across the Street. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.


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