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A “Glide” to the Finish Line

A seemingly effortless movement. I remember watching this woman's languid stroke in the Mediterranean waters below me in Polignano a Mare. Capturing her "glide" became my focus as I  began sketching and putting paint on this latest canvas. Fortunately, patience became my companion as "she" took form. This subject was not to be rushed. Her "Glide" speaks to me on a visceral, not mental,

A “Glide” to the Finish Line2024-03-19T12:07:55+00:00


Glide Oil on Canvas, 80cm x 120cm (31 1/2" x 47 1/4") "When you accurately perceive the fluidity of things, you can also begin to perceive the constancy behind them: the creative, transformative, boundless, immutable Tao."—Laozi INQUIRE ABOUT THIS PIECE


Expressing Surrender

The paint is still drying... And another canvas has been sketched out and is ready to go. Painting is my favorite way of "speaking." Too much of my life has been dominated by expressions from the thinking and overly analytical mind. I'm learning to trust, more and more, what my subjects have to say to me through colors and brushstrokes.  This new piece, "Surrender"

Expressing Surrender2024-02-22T14:42:42+00:00


Surrender Oil on Canvas, 80cm x 80 cm (31 1/2" x 31 1/2") "TBe crumbled. So wildflowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for too many years. Try something different. Surrender."  — Rumi INQUIRE ABOUT THIS PIECE


Water Dance

Water Dance! Oil on Canvas, 60cm x 60 cm (23 1/2" x 23 1/2") "Thousands have lived without love, not one without water." —W.H. Auden INQUIRE ABOUT THIS PIECE

Water Dance2024-02-21T16:14:02+00:00

Going Under

Buoyant Oil on Canvas,80cm x 80cm (31 1/2″ x 31 1/2″) "To seek the truth, one must be willing to journey into the uncharted territories of knowledge, diving deep into the abyss of uncertainty, for it is there that the pearls of wisdom are hidden." —Kahlil Gibran INQUIRE ABOUT THIS PIECE

Going Under2023-09-05T14:47:03+00:00

Venice Street Lamp

Venice Street Lamp Limited Edition Photography Series "The night is a vast whispering gallery, in which everything is a mysterious voice."  – Anatole France, "The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard" INQUIRE ABOUT A SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

Venice Street Lamp2023-09-05T15:32:41+00:00

The Ice Man

The Ice Man Limited Edition Photography Series "The laborers of Venice are very adroit, very hardy, and, though delicate in appearance, capable of enduring great fatigue."  – John Ruskin, "The Stones of Venice" INQUIRE ABOUT A SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

The Ice Man2023-09-05T15:32:56+00:00

Navigating the Expanse

Navigating the Expanse Limited Edition Photography Series "Venice, the only city in the world built entirely on the water, is a dream-like place, with a beauty that is almost eerie."  – Henry James, "Italian Hours" INQUIRE ABOUT A SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

Navigating the Expanse2023-09-05T15:33:13+00:00

Venice Lanterns

Venice Lanterns Limited Edition Photography Series "Venice, the most unlikely city in the world to be the abode of secrecy."  – Henry James, "Italian Hours" INQUIRE ABOUT A SIGNED LIMITED EDITION PRINT

Venice Lanterns2023-09-05T15:33:25+00:00
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