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Little Artists

March 4, 2008 10:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I have been teaching art to children part time for the past few months and am greatly enjoying it! My kids are very young – from 1.5 years old up to around 4 years old. Since the children are so young, in many ways, it’s less about teaching art, and more about guiding the children through the exploration of art...

Earth Window Series

March 2, 2008 10:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I’ve been working on a group of paintings that I’ve been calling the Earth Window Series. The paintings in this series have been taking on many different sizes, palettes, and textures, but they all share a common motif – which is the “window” or the usually squarish geometrical shapes that seem to be finding their way into them. The painting...

5pointz, Long Island City

March 2, 2008 1:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    5 Pointz in Long Island City is right across the street from the wonderful contemporary art museum, PS1. Here’s a little description: “Just blocks from P.S. 1 is 5 Pointz, the Institute of Higher Burnin’. Not a museum or gallery, 5 Pointz is a living collage of graffiti art covering a converted warehouse full of artist studios. The...

Studio Visits

March 1, 2008 7:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Yesterday I was visited by Louie (our grey tabby cat) in my studio as I was painting. He has been given many nicknames by us as well as friends. A few favorites: Megaman, Louie Meatballs, & Eggplant (which I have to admit, he does resemble at times, seeing as how he’s got a little extra meat on his bones…okay….about 16...

Bistro 33 News

February 29, 2008 7:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Bistro 33, the restaurant where I painted a mural has been nominated in the category of Best New Queens Restaurant by Time Out New York! There’s still time to vote & help them win…just click HERE (they are about 6 categories down) And here’s their website: Cheers!

Art & Fear

February 29, 2008 5:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Sometimes walking into the studio (even though it is only a few feet from my bedroom) seems to take immense courage. Sometimes that little space becomes a giant elephant in the room, seemingly overnight. It stares at me from across the hall and taunts me with its presence. I experience that conflicting pull to it that is balanced out by...

Paintings at Valverde!

February 29, 2008 3:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

I’m very excited to be displaying some of my newest paintings at Valverde Cucina Italiana restaurant here in Astoria, Queens. A few weeks ago, Adam and I spent a Sunday with the owners Johann Valverde & Ivon Leon & Chef Jose Hernandez – hanging my work there and then having a wonderful brunch. My art will be on display there...