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‘Saturday Lady I’ / colored pencil on watercolor paper / 9 x 12'' / signed, mat backing, in plastic sleeve / 2018 / $150*

‘Ornamental Quince’ / latex and acrylic on wood panel / 8 x 8'' / 2018 / $400* ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// (Chaenomeles) or flowering quince bears no fruit and only briefly flowers in early spring. The figure here represents a sort of ‘phantom fruit’, the shrub’s subtle desire to create something more substantial than just a vibrant and fleeting bloom.

‘Koifish’ / acrylic and felt tip marker on Bristol / 14x11'' / signed, 2016 / $150* ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ‘Ladykoi’ and ‘Clownfish’ were illustrations created back to back. Truth be told: the first, ‘Koifish’ was a requested commissioned piece from a client who said ‘Surprise me’ (along with a desired color scheme). It’s every artist’s dream to receive guidelines like those .. unfortunately when it came time to reveal the final piece, the client was less than satisfied with the pallet. With high hopes and an eagerness to please, I began again. ‘Clownfish’ took the color request in a more literal direction but again, the client’s expectations were not met. Communication faded, as is sometimes the case and these ladies were left to swim in the flat file drawer since 2016.

‘Sure to Shore’ / latex paint on Bristol / 9x12'' / signed, in plastic sleeve, 2018 / $250* ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// This painting was initially created to be part of my series for my solo exhibit at Martha Clara Vineyards in February 2018. This style of layering latex paint is a technique I have been working toward being proficient in since applying the method for an unreleased artist feature in tandem with Extra Butter NYC. The media had been well received at Haven Gallery of Northport a couple months prior to MCV’s deadline and I hoped to remain consistent. However, aware that I’d have just under two months to complete the 11 piece solo exhibit (10 illustrations and 1 15x30'' painted canvas) .. I had to forgo working in this more time consuming format. This piece remains now as a stand-alone.

‘Clownfish’ / acrylic and felt tip marker on Bristol / 14x11'' / signed, 2016 / $150* ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ‘Koifish’ and ‘Clownfish’ were illustrations created back to back. Truth be told: the first, ‘Koifish’ was a requested commissioned piece from a client who said ‘Surprise me’ (along with a desired color scheme). It’s every artist’s dream to receive guidelines like those .. unfortunately when it came time to reveal the final piece, the client was less than satisfied with the pallet. With high hopes and an eagerness to please, I began again. ‘Clownfish’ took the color request in a more literal direction but again, the client’s expectations were not met. Communication faded, as is sometimes the case and these ladies were left to swim in the flat file drawer since 2016.

‘Alt. Still Here’ / watercolor and colored pencil on watercolor paper / 8x8'' / signed, in plastic sleeve, 2018 / $150* ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// This piece was my original attempt at the acrylic painting ‘Still Here’ (viewable in the ‘Haven Gallery’ subcategory) which was submitted to Haven Gallery’s annual small works show, ‘Little Big (3)'. Most of the way through this piece I became dissatisfied with the color scheme .. to me it was reading too 'tropical’ for a show opening in late December. I decided to put this attempt aside and start over. Recently in my free time I picked this piece back up and helped it along the rest of the way.

‘Lumière’ (Experimental Study) / mixed media on watercolor paper /12x9'' / signed, in plastic sleeve / $75* ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// This illustration is the product of testing out a technique of layering ink on top of colored pencil. Very soon after drying, this lady was stored in a flat file in my studio where she waited patiently through several seasons for her ‘time to shine’.

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