Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
One day my daughter and I were slicing lemons, and she held it up to the sunlight and asked me "Wouldn't this make a nice painting?" After some research I found out that lemons can symbolize the passing of time. This feels like a poem.
I am a professional artist who is mostly interested in painting with oils on canvas. I can still remember the day I had made a zoo out of animals cut out of paper and my mother on the phone cringing and saying “Heaven help us, we have an artist in the making”. I still make her cringe on occasion, but I think the sarcasm has been lost as success has found me more and more. I attended Parson’s School of Design and happily made 14th Street and University Place my college corridors. After graduating I held my bohemian artist dreams tightly in hand and continued to live in Manhattan, in a tiny little apartment/studio and have fond memories of walking 5’ x 6’ paintings down the sidewalks on their way to be seen or sold. Once the struggle became a little to crazed I found myself back in Jersey, the one place I said I would never be. Actually, what I always said was, “I am never living in Jersey, I am never getting married, and I am never having children” Well, I learned to never say never, and have been happily living, loving, and creating in New Jersey ever since. It is here where I was reacquainted with nature and the beauty of the world around us. I dropped the scary, politically based artwork of my youth, and have been developing a duet with nature and paint. I have found that I can affect people with beauty and nuance as much as I could with shock and statements. I do not stuff myself in a box, and sometimes bold statements filter their way into my work, as I will always have a soul that is triggered to create by both negative and positive experiences. My goal is to make art with soul, that is truthful, honest and real.