Monday, December 18, 2017

Red Umbrella - SOLD

I just wanted to play with drips...

24" X 36"  Acrylic on gallery wrapped cnvas

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Old Woman in Tangier

I saw this woman sitting on the ground in Tangier. She was so much colorful that the rest of the ladies of her generation. It was hard not to be smitten by her garb and her wonderful face. I loved her.

20" X 20" acrylic and gallery wrapped canvs

Sunday, October 29, 2017


I met Omar in the Sahara recently. He was a 65 year old nomadic Berber who eventually decided to settle down in one spot. He now owns a small farm with a few crops and a bit of livestock. He's quite ingenious and was busy building pumps and wells to water his crops. When I asked his age, he proudly produced his I.D. which was very carefully preserved and kept in a re-purposed KoolAid envelop. I found him charming and quick witted and he served tea while we chatted.

UPDATE: Two months after I painted this, I learned Omar had passed away.

Acrylic on canvas 12" X 24"

Berber Walking Away - SOLD

After a month in Morocco I was completely smitten by the gracious and charming Berber people I met near the Sahara. I also loved the colorful fabrics. tiles and carpets that were everywhere. In one the hotel I saw a simple depiction which caught my fancy. I think what I loved was the simple palette as a juxtaposition to all the color surrounding it. Here's my version. 

Acrylic on canvas 24" X 36"

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Oyster Shucker

This is from a photo taken by my friend Tim Needham (Tim's website). Its a gentleman he photgraphed recently in New Orleans. I loved his face.

11" X 14" Prismacolor on Bristol


I'm back to colored pencil for this one. Manuel was a tour guide for a wonderful journey through the Basque country of northern Spain and then on to Portugal. Its an unusual angle I admit but for whatever reason, it appealed to me.

11" X 14" colored Prismacolor on Bristol

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Young Jimi - SOLD

A friend wanted this. Seemed like a reasonable thing. So to pass the time during a bleak winter period I obliged him.

Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas 20" X 20"