“Looking Down on George Street” acrylic on museum board, 18” H x 30” W, 2007
I am a contemporary realist painter, born in NYC, living in New Jersey. Compelled to narrate, I paint a world I can live in—full of color, balance and harmony.
Writing informs my visual trajectory. Organizing the willy-nilly confetti of experience onto a page structures my thoughts and leads me more consciously in the direction I’m heading anyway. My conceptually lived-out stories are told in a personal style I describe as “psychedelic precision.”
I view reality as a collection of abstract shapes. Once representation is reasonably established, I look for the grace of each mark, translating realism into a compilation of poetic vignettes. I am balancing the attributes of each shape, pushing truth to the edge—just short of falling off.
Rocking between accuracy and playfulness, I arrive at the ‘real’ picture.