latex paint on canvas
2x12x1.5 inches
$675 🔴Sold

Theme: 'Elements: earth, water, fire, and aether.
Description: The word 'obsecration' means 'earnest pleading or supplication. When deciding the concept for this piece, it was important to me to include all of the listed elements under the theme. The woman is meant to be Earth, the tree personified. She finds herself on fire so she's praying (ether) and the prayer is represented by the halo around her head .. which also encompasses her dilemma. Her prayer is answered and she's doused with water in the form of rain. /

‘JOY from Head to Toe’
ink and ballpoint pen on Bristol, framed
$350 🔴Sold
Description: When was the last time you’ve had joy? It’s important to realize that joy is more potent and more pure than just happiness.. more than bliss. Can you recall ever meeting another person who was so full with joy that you could nearly see it radiating from them physically? This piece illustrates what I imagine such a state looks like.

ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper
signed, framed
$375 🔴Sold
Description: On Long Island, one of the very first signs that spring is about to unbound into full bloom, is an extremely delicate deciduous shrub called Forsythia. Hints of bright yellow buds stand out like stars in the daytime, made even more prominent when staged within still-bare, dully colored branches. Forsythia’s bloom duration is brief but offers a stunning statement. Her yellow blossoms bow out gracefully and her leaves turn green as showy neighboring cherry and plum flowers erupt from their seasonal sleep to greet the warmer days.

‘Final Tithe’
latex paint on Bristol
signed, custom framed

Theme: Vanitas: van·i·tas /ˈvanəˌtäs/ noun
a still-life painting of a 17th-century Dutch genre containing symbols of death or change as a reminder of their inevitability.

Description: The word “tithe” simply means “tenth," and as it is used in the Bible, it refers to giving a "tenth” to God.

‘Final Tithe’ is an imaginative, illustrative reminder that throughout one’s life it is expected that a portion of the things you receive (the very best, in fact) is to be given (to others) obediently in thanks/praise to God for having been given the things to begin with. In the last moments of a mortal life, everything is given to God as the soul departs from the body. The ‘final tithe’ is then given back to the earth (the body), to dissolve back into the ceaseless cycle of nature.

“What you are…"
watercolor, ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper
$100 🔴Sold

Description: This was the first finished piece of the series. I knew right away that I wanted to complete a small sketch I had done a couple years ago which had been inspired by a Hans Urs von Balthasar quote: "What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” I think of this sentiment often – I feel strongly that it applies to myself in my artistic endeavors. I realized from a young age that I had a talent for drawing and through the years, I have nurtured and facilitated it’s healthy growth. I strive to be ever-improving with a passion and dedication that is fueled by a sincere gratitude for this gift.

“Jazz Flora, Blue Fauna”
acrylic paint and colored pencil on toned cardstock
$150 🔴Sold

Description: I had most certainly been swept away by a scene.

“Incandescent Night”
watercolor, ink and colored pencil on watercolor paper
$175 🔴Sold

Description: This piece is about remaining in motion in a peaceful, sleepy way.

“Still Here”
acrylic paint and colored pencil on watercolor paper
$200 🔴Sold

Description: I don’t remember how young I was when I started to do this, but as a kid, I discovered that I could sort of psych myself out. I’d sit very still with my eyes fixed on one place and repeat again and again in my head, "I’m here, I’m here, I’m here, I’m here…" Once I had achieved the right level of focus, I’d attain an ‘inner body experience’. It was freaky, but fun. The best way I can describe it is that for a moment, reality felt REALLY real. Now, as an adult, I feel as if I’ve become settled in to ‘being here’. Days don’t hold as many surprises as they used to and although I do my best to remain present – habits and routines have had plenty of time to solidify themselves. I wanted to create this piece as a playful reminder of the fact that each and every moment is a new moment. There is always enough of a reason to slow to a halt now and again in order to really feel one of them.

9x12'' (10.5 x 13.5 inches custom framed)
ink and colored pencil on Bristol

Winner: Best In Show
Huntingtion Arts Council, Huntington New York

At the opening reception of ‘Horror Vacui’ at the Huntington Arts Council. July 19th 2019

Group Show, ‘Horror Vacui: Fear of the Empty’ on view through August 24th 2019.
noun // 1. formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment.
2. an ecclesiastical declaration of forgiveness of sins.

adjective // 1. not qualified or diminished in any way; total.