Ephemerama #39

When trying to fit in an art career that involves a fair degree of social media self promotion in the middle of a 50 hour a week work things are bound to fall through the cracks. That has been the case with this blog as of late. I meant to talk a little about the … More Ephemerama #39

In the Studio #52

Several month back a friend of my from New York noticed the beginnings of a trend in my work towards floral painting and connected that perhaps it was due to all the ugliness, despair and uncertainty in the world these days. I’m not exactly sure what motivates me to paint other than a desire for … More In the Studio #52

In the Studio #51

A couple days ago I had a conversation with a fellow Banana-Factororian, Deb Slahta about listening where I confided that I don’t always hear whats told to me for sometime, maybe even years later. Its a terrible trait, that leads me to making some avoidable mistakes, but fortunately I do eventually pay attention to what … More In the Studio #51

In the Studio #50

Well I just finished an unexpected painting a couple days ago that sent me on a strange direction in my work. About 6 months back I received stretcher bars from a soon-to-be-departing and dear Banana-Factorian, Alison Bessesdotter. These bars sat in my studio for months taunting me until I remembered a challenge another friend, Tyrone … More In the Studio #50

Ephemerama #38

This last Saturday I worked at both my jobs and after work I ended up hanging out with some friends despite being exhausted. We all landed at my friend Lissy’s place in downtown Allentown. I love this chic, Lissy. She has all the confidence and pride one comes to expect from a strong black Latinx … More Ephemerama #38

In the Studio #49

A few weeks back I finished a series of drawings I call “Puppet Pal Friends Be Dues Paying Dudes”. These drawings were meant as a reintroduction to abstract drawing and paintings after a year of doing predominately representations works of landscapes and flowers. The title of the series stems from the Puppet Pal Friends cartoon … More In the Studio #49

In the Studio #48

Its been a very long time since I’ve felt up to a blog post but the momentous occasion of finishing a large body of work seemed an appropriate time to dust off this platform once again to speak a little about this journey. Approximately one year ago I finished a large body of paintings you … More In the Studio #48

In the Studio #47

  I’ve been working hard the last two months or so to finish my latest landscape, “Spring in Emmaus”, and begin two more landscapes, ” Summer Sky over South Mountain” and “Summer in Laurys Station”, and I’ve found the reactions to the various stages of completeness of these painting fascinating. Near the beginning of the … More In the Studio #47

Ephemerama #37

Its been again another long spell since I’ve felt like blogging. The late winter and spring have been challenging with a sad slow-motion train wreck of a break-up and considerable work stress from my several jobs; but I’m emerging from all that ‘real living’ a little wiser and newly reflective. About two months I had … More Ephemerama #37