Recent Work

Recently completed work in this gallery includes:

  • An oil I painted as part of a plein air competition in Ellicott City, Md.
  • A watercolor painted from a photograph I took on a trip to Crater Lake National Park.
  • Four landscapes I painted while participating in the River Towns Plein Air competition centered around the Susquehanna river towns of Marietta, Columbia, and Wrightsville, Pennsylvania.
  • The first in a projected series of satirical drawings called Tidal Basin Blues, in which monumental iconography of American historical figures is more or less thrown into a blender with famous photographs of classic jazz musicians.
  • A plein pair painting of the rapids of the river that runs through Occoquan, Virginia.
  • A still life done in pastels.
  • Two pet portraits. The corgi was a commission and the cat is my own pet.
  • Two plein air landscapes painted in Battery Kemble Park, site of the remnants of earthworks that were part of the artillery batteries that surrounded Washington, D.C. during the Civil War.
  • Four landscapes painted last summer on Long Beach Island, N.J. for a plein air painting competition
  • My take on the tradition of vanitas/memento mori still life painting symbolizing mankind’s mortality and the impermanence of worldly pleasures. Some objects depicted are traditional to the genre (wilted flowers, lemon, mirror), while others are updated versions (burned out light bulb for extinguished candle, bubble wrap for soap bubbles).