Sunday, April 18, 2021

Watercolor from a walk in Van Horn Park

 Watercolor from a walk in Van Horn Park in Springfield, MA. At first I was attracted by the light on the grassy peninsula, but a guy and his dog showed up so I put them in, too. 4” x 6” in sketchbook.

Watercolor painting of park scene with sunlight falling on yellowish grass against dark woods and green laurel bushes. A man in a red jacket is throwing a ball for his dog. Scene is reflected in gently rippling lake water.

Academic Artists Association 2021 - 71st Annual Exhibition

 The Academic Artists Association 2021 - 71st Annual Exhibition is up at

It’s an excellent selection this year, and I’m very happy and honored to have “Three Women” included.

Oil painting of three women on a porch, representing three generations. The daughter looks into the picture, across a valley with an old brick mill town with a Florentine tower. In the distance a thunder cloud looms. The mother is busy hanging a sheet on a clothes line, her gaze directed across the picture. The grandmother looks out of the picture, meeting our eyes with a quizzical expression.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Woods on a Snowy Evening

Pen, ink wash and white ink on toned paper

Pen and ink drawing of snow falling against a backdrop of trees and kid’s backyard climbing structure.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Ignorant Armies

Pencil drawing of battle scene with medieval-looking warriors fighting   with swords and spears.

And we are here as on a darkling plain,

Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,

Where ignorant armies clash by night.”

Matthew Arnold Dover Beach

Pencil sketch 3” x 5.5”

Thursday, December 31, 2020

50 years of sketchbooks


Bookshelf containing numerous sketchbooks of various sizes and colors, many with date labels on spines."

Filing away my latest sketchbook, I noticed that that oldest book on the shelf was from 1970. So there’s 50 years of sketching, cartooning, and doodling, as well as some blank books waiting to be filled.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Pyramus and Bossie

I glimpsed this moment of equi-bovine fraternization while driving down the road the other day. There was no time to stop and photograph it so I attempted to recreate it from memory.

Pen and ink sketch of horse and cow socializing over a fence.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020


I'm very pleased  to be included in the  third annual Small Works Show Exhibit 2020  presented by The Small Works Gallery at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA.

Due to the pandemic the show will be presented as a virtual experience online without any physical interaction.
The newly designed GCA website will be the platform to feature the artwork and all the promotions and sales will be handled online by GCA .
The Opening of this show will be presented on Saturday, December 5th at 5pm via streaming link. TBA shortly!
The shipping and/or pick up/delivery of the sold work will be handled directly with the artist.
The exhibit will open on December 5, 2020 and close December 31, 2020.
Featuring work by:
Mie Kurahara, Jen Delgado, Tom Raymo, Robert Markey, Steve Stankiewicz, Lahri Bond, Rachel Bellenoit, Jill Kovalchik, Dominique Thiebaut, Bernice Masse Rosenthal, Maddie McDougall, Erica Langevin, Hannah Rosenbaum, Matthew Mattingly, Becca Fite, Margaret Lloyd, Joanne Bell, Rochelle Shicoff, Jack Brown, Meredith Marciano, Bruce D. Chambers, Christina Giebner, David Barclay, Jessica Gorman, Betsy Koscher, Patricia Hinga, Bobbie Salthouse, Robert Salthouse, Marc Moses, and Vitek Kruta.