Paintings: Exhibition Series

In many ways  I believe the art market actively represses artistic growth. Despite their claims to the contrary, Galleries support what sells above all else. Both they and the market at large want artists to be repetitive and predictable. My Exhibition Series is my attempt to sidestep that market force. Galleries regularly change exhibits; my “exhibits” can and do dramatically change as well, thus allowing me to explore an infinite number of images and themes, providing the best environment for my artistic growth.

The Exhibition Series paintings are comprised of people, artwork and spaces that bear little resemblance to actual time, space, or place. They are more like the inner space of the mind, which can be anywhere, anytime, any place, all within the same mental moment.

Spotted Dress

Oil on linen, 20 x 27 inches (sold)

Sometimes the viewers are as interesting as the work being viewed.

Gold Mask

Oil on linen, 38 x 50 inches (sold)

I enjoy the juxtaposition of the child pushing the stroller against the woman pushing the stroller in the exhibit. It is about passage from little girl to woman.

White Silk

Oil on linen on board, 24 x 36 inches (sold)

Is the woman real, or a part of the exhibit. What are they talking about and what is he thinking?

Varny’s Dream

Oil on linen, 45 x 36 inches

Dreams can be like a film loop. Is there a way out? Do you want to leave? Can we drown in our dreams?

In the Met

Oil on linen, 45 x 36 inches (commissioned)

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon, originally titled The Brothel of Avignon). We see the male first, but the female dominates our attention.

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Lover’s Serenade

Oil on canvas, 60 x 92 inches (sold)

Can feeling become reality?


Oil on canvas, 72 x 90 inches

This piece juxtaposes Art Basel against the human spirit embodied within the pathos of Cuba. The stairwell exists in a once lavish but now derelict hotel in Havana. Art can embody a narrative that is  about the human condition rather than as an economic commodity.

Red Shoes

Oil on canvas, 56 x 56 inches

Beautiful women, a man running; is there a way out?

Sax, version 3

Oil on canvas, 20 x24 inches (NFS)

Version 2 has been sold; image unavailable.

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Red Shoes, version 2

Paper and oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches (sold)

How crazy is this?


Oil on canvas, 66 x 84 inches (sold)

Portrait of the artist as an old man.


Oil on canvas, 65 x 66 inches (sold)

Women and the grand design: art.

Peggy’s Katz

Oil on linen, 35 x 57 inches (sold)

The collector become the collection.

Study for In the Movies

Oil on canvas on board, 24 x 36 inches (sold)

Basic vs base instincts.

Miss Yip

Oil on linen on board, 18 x 24 inches (sold)

What’s really important?

Leopard Dress

Oil on linen on board, 24 x 36 inches (sold)

The woman in the leopard dres is a performance artist, yet we are all part of the show.

La Belle

Oil on linen on board, 39 x 47 inches

La Belle Noiseuse is a French movie about a woman who an old artists convinces to model. She is the inspiration for his last work.

Drive In

Oil on linen, 40 x 60 inches (sold)

Reel Art: where does life end and art begin?

Donna’s Shoes

Oil on linen on board, 18 x 24 inches (commissioned)

Shoes come and go; hopefully the painting won’t.

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Oil on canvas, 60 x 92 inches (sold)

There is art about art and there is art about people. This bifurcation is kindred in spirit to musical dissonance and the tensions created. In this instance, it’s between economic and aesthetic value.

Totally Clear

Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches (sold)

The path to clarity is anything but…

Blue Jeans

Oil on linen on board, 24 x 36 inches (sold)

How do women see each other?


Oil on linen on board, 18 x 24 inches (sold)

Anything interesting is also demanding and exhausting.

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Oil on paper on board, 20 x 20 inches

Reality, realism and other genre. What is the persoanl history of the artist that leads to the development of concept and style?

Art Walk

Oil on linen, 41 x 52 inches (sold)

There’s something about the exclusivity of art, it’s unaffordable for most people. Is it the wealthy that makes art possible?


Oil on canvas, 52 x 74 inches (sold)

This painting was inspired by the Sisters Antipodes, written by Jane Alison–a wonderful read. “When Jane was four and her sister was six, their parents divorced in order to trade spouses with another couple who had two daughters about the same ages. Their fathers, diplomats stationed at various times in Australia and Washington, DC, switched households, setting off a ripple of identity crises in their offspring”. 


Oil on linen, 66 x 66 inches (sold)

Without the viewer, what is art?

The 4 x 5

Oil on linen on board, 24 x 36 inches (sold)

How and why do artists look at art? What do we see? Are we encouraged, do we learn from others? Or are we intimidated? Probably a bit from all three. The two figures in the background are artists.

First Show

Oil on linen, 36 x 40 inches (commissioned)

The “photos” on the right were taken by her, a complete photo amatuer, yet when presented properly, they meet the “high art” standards of Art Basel. The work includes representations of thier collection, thier friend and their cats.

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Michelle and Andy

Oil on linen, 36 x 54 inches (commissioned)

Michelle, a gallerist and artist representative, had both a business and frienship with Any Warhol.

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