Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cherry Blossom Time

They are blooming at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

BBG Cherry Walk
Oil on canvas
36 x 30 in.

Cherry blossom time in Brooklyn - an oasis of serenity and beauty in the heart of a bustling city. I wanted to share this older painting with you today as this week-end is the height of the cherry blossom season at the Garden - enjoy!

Friday, April 20, 2007

A Doorway

A little whimsey on 7th Avenue

Seventh Avenue Doorway
Oil on canvas
10 x 8 in.

Passed by this recessed doorway on 7th Avenue and was taken by the playfulness of the architectural details. There are so many hidden treasures in the city and I love coming upon one when I least expect to.

Monday, April 16, 2007

A Library Lion


Library Lion
Oil on canvas
10 x 8 in.

The New York Public Library is a great pile of stone on Fifth Avenue. The lions that proudly guard the entrance are a real landmark in this town. "Patience" sits proudly watching the countless throngs pass by, day in and day out.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Silent auction continued

One of two paintings in a silent auction at Franklin 54 Gallery

Study in White
Oil on canvas
12 x 9 in.

A quiet street, sun hitting the side of the building, a lone figure walking by, a study in white. This painting is in the silent auction at Franklin 54 Gallery to benefit the organization Equality Now. Closing reception Thursday, April 26, 6-9 pm. Nice work on display! Contact

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Gone but not forgotten

A little architectual detail

Pandora Arcade
Oil on canvas
11 x 16 in.

Having attended a Broadway show last week-end, I walked around the theater district, marveling at the ever-changing scene. This painting of an architectural detail on a 42nd Street theater is no more. I love finding and painting these details before they're gone, preserving a bit of a lost New York.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

A painting in an auction

A month-long exhibition

Jefferson Market #2
Oil on canvas
7 x 5 in.

This small scale painting of the Jefferson Market building on 10th Street and 6th Avenue is a real standout in the neighborhood. Built in the late 1880's, it is a prime example of High Victorian Gothic architecture and a wonderful building when seen from all angles. A silent art auction is being held at the Franklin 54 Gallery to benefit the organization Equality Now, The exhibit is on view from April 4-26, 2007. For more info e-mail

Sunday, April 1, 2007

April Fool's - Not Really!

Two more small works today.

Looking North
Oil on canvas
8 x 6 in.

This painting screams New York City with a view of the New York Life tower and the Empire State Building - sans Kong - looking northward from the East 20's.

Sherry Netherland #1
Oil on canvas
7 x 5 in.

Here is an eagle's eye view of the famous Fifth Avenue hotel as viewed from a spectacular vantage point on the west side.