A BREATH OF SALT AIR 

Timeless Fog

I love a gray misty day by the water when ribbons of fog rise up from the water's surface and randomly change shape. The land and trees are concealed and then reappear...

”Don’t Be “tsaka tsikyi”

Cut, chop, grab the right pan. Taking the least amount of steps as I rush around my kitchen is a little game for me. Flip open the fridge and get the butter, the...

Brigadoon? or Just Heaven on Earth?

  A 2nd storm was coming when I was painting this at the Art Barge in Amagansett this Fall. The clouds whirled by. The fog lifted, and you could see deep into the...

The Commission Quandary- in a pickle or an opportunity?

Some artists will never ever take on a commission. For me it is a solemn pact. The person who engages me is putting their trust in my ability to create something that...

A Look Under the Hood (How I Start a Painting)

  After my 10th Cover on Dan’s Paper’s this summer, someone called to ask about seeing more of my work. She visited the studio and liked quite a few pieces. But...
If everything is changed, what now?

If everything is changed, what now?

You feel the full frontal force of nature coming toward you in both of these waves. They are majestic in shape and color. I love how oil paint can be thinned to transparency and layered to achieve the sensation of looking through water. Blend and dab the paint...

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Have you seen a whale lately?

Have you seen a whale lately?

Did you see any whales swimming by this summer? It is almost eerie.  I mean we know that they are out there but when we see one breaching the surface it is ASTONISHING. This summer they swam so close to the shore it was surprising and wonderful and alarming all at the...

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The First Time Was Horrible

The First Time Was Horrible

  The first time I got up the nerve to ask about how I might have one of my paintings on the cover of Dan’s Papers the editor told me “we have famous people on our cover”. That was many years ago. I went to the tiny office which was in Bridgehampton at the time...

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Only For a Flash

Only For a Flash

I'm awestruck every time I come across an unexpected flower field. This cosmos field was at the Sagaponack Farm Distillery, Sagaponack, NY. where they actually distill vodka made from local potatoes. They have a bright and airy tasting room to check out if you go to...

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How to hold on to Summer

How to hold on to Summer

Every August it happens. Summer starts to fade away in small increments as the light subtly changes  We have all had a strange and extremely challenging Summer but still.....I want to hold on to the way my body feels at the ocean. I want to hold on to the pure...

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Salad As An Artwork?

Salad As An Artwork?

Okay, it’s salad. Salad with lots of ingredients to make it full of all the good things I think I need. When I eat a salad, even when it has extras like cheese and nuts, I feel I am doing something good for myself. I don’t feel guilty eating it. Isn’t that terrible?...

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Mysterious Aqua Stripe

Mysterious Aqua Stripe

  Way back in Covid time 3 or 4 weeks ago, when things seemed like they were finally relaxing, when shelter in place was lifting, I made plans to meet my good friend at the Ocean. Why not I thought? We would wear our masks and drive there in separate cars. It was...

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Can Walls Talk?

Can Walls Talk?

  It’s so hard to resist. Even in these most serious of times, I find myself endlessly curious about the insides of other peoples' homes.  I've always taken a keen interest in the art on the walls on TV or in a movie. What is the art telling me about the story? A...

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Pen and Sketchbook

Pen and Sketchbook

Ever since I placed the geranium branch in my best-loved vase, I've had the craving to draw it. The branch leans so precariously on the horizontal. It's shaped like the crook of an arm. The leaves are roundish with curled edges and tiny flowers burst open at the tip....

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I Flew Up the Stairs

I Flew Up the Stairs

As I do every morning, I was sitting in my spot, cup of coffee in hand, black mini-journal, lap top all within reach.  A plastic contraption with three rigid buckles on my right foot was stretching my achilles heel on doctor's orders. "Brrrring, Brrrring, Brrring I...

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Jade and Sapphire Ocean

Jade and Sapphire Ocean

When is the sea like a set of precious gems? It is when the colors are so vivid that you can't believe that it's real. It happens when the sunlight hits just right and the air blows clear and brisk. The colors can hypnotize you like a love potion. You fall under a...

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Salt and Color

Salt and Color

A wide sweep of mixed greens dotted with pools of salty blue water is one of the most treasured sights to view here on the East End of Long Island.  This is a brand new painting made in the studio. I used a photo for reference but it is the memory of this spectacular...

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Solace

Solace

At first it was impossible to paint. People wrote things like: now I finally have the time to paint a picture, write a song, bake some bread. Being creative felt indulgent, like I was ignoring our new reality. But.....painting gives me hope. I work it through and try...

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Big Ocean in a Small Painting

Big Ocean in a Small Painting

  Here's a small painting that contains the wonder of the ocean right on the mantle along with my other collectibles. It reminds me to be thankful buy generic propecia that I live so close to the beach. It reminds me of the power of the ocean. It reminds of my...

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