Monday, April 13, 2009

Cliffsides by the Water

Hello, art lovers and blog readers! Don't know about where you are, but the first shoots of grass and the crocuses and daffodils are up in the Hudson Valley, where I live and paint. My art is inspired by nature, and nature here is magnificent. Much of the beauty captured by the nineteenth century masters of the Hudson River School is still intact, and this inspires me first and foremost. These blog posts contain images of my landscapes, art chat and exhibit and purchase info.
My e-mail address is and more of my art can be seen on
I am just finishing the oil at right, entitled "Cliffsides by the Water". It is 20x30" on stretched canvas, and in one of the traditional gold frames I generally use to frame my paintings it will be almost 30x40" on the wall.
It may eventually be consigned to one of the fine galleries that represent me, where it will be priced in the $3000. range. I would consider a payment plan/fair offer from a sincere collector. I also sell my art by appointment at my studio.
If you purchase a work of art from a digital Internet photo without seeing the original, you can return it within 30 days for a refund if you are not delighted.
Most people feel my paintings look a lot better than the Internet photos. My style has a lot of depth which cannot be appreciated from dot-matrix photography.
For a list of art galleries that exhibit my work, with contact info, please read more of these blog posts.
I will be happy to answer any questions and like to chat about Hudson Valley art and history.
Have a great week!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sailboats on Quiet River, and the Hudson Valley Quadricentennial

Hello, art lovers and blog readers.This is my second blog post in a week, a sign am being energized by the coming spring which is starting to evidence itself in crocuses blooming and delightful warm sunshine.
I paint the landscape in oil, in a manner inspired by the Hudson River school of painting and the slightly later Barbizon School.
I live and paint in the Hudson Valley, which this year is celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage up this river from what is now New York City. It seems strange to think our country is 400 years old, an age much predating the Declaration of Independence, but it is.
A major center of American civilization started right in this region with Hudson's historic voyage upriver.
Though I'm not familiar with the exact configuration of the ships of 1609, this painting was inspired by my concept of Henry Hudson and his companions on his voyage. Hudson River views in warm weather have a stately, dreamlike and very still feeling that seems timeless. One could sit on the banks and gaze and perhaps meditate for hours, losing track of time.
Even the clouds scarcely seem to move in this painting of ships that are sailing yet seem becalmed.
This work was recently sold by the Driftwood Gallery, 44 No. Division St., Peekskill, NY. The Driftwood has more of my art on exhibit and is open Wed. through Sat. 12-5; I suggest calling first at 914-788-4650.
One of my other Hudson Valley paintings was among 4 selected statewide for a multimedia performance celebrating the Quadricentennial, which toured the state last month.
Much of my work is exhibited and sold by several fine galleries that represent me in New York, Massachusetts and California. If you prefer to view art in a gallery setting, please read other blog posts for gallery and contact information. At the bottom of this page click on "Older Posts".
I also sell from my studio by appointment. The studio is about 2 hours north of the NYC metro area and within a few hours from most points in New England, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
If you purchase a work from this blog with seeing the original, you can return it within 30 days if you are not delighted. Most people feel my work looks much better in actuality.
If you have questions or comments I would love to hear from you.
Have a great weekend,