Class is beginning

My Portrait and Caricature class will resume in January 2017.   I’m always looking for models.

Novel Nod to Artist

Jeff Schober’s latest novel is part 3 of a series which follows former Buffalo detective, Ken Connell. Joining the main character is RJ Sorrentino, a Marine Vietnam Veteran Police sketch artist. Jeff has fashioned this individual after me. He dropped off a copy...

A Brush With Bare Knuckles

My latest in oils, ” A Brush With Bare Knuckles “, is a tribute to John L. Sullivan. My trip to The Bare Knuckle Hall of Fame, in Belfast NY, was a special...

UB Sketching

Recently I’d been asked to use my background, as a Police Sketch Artist, to create drawings of UB students who had described themselves to me.  This was an exercise in...

New Untitled Piece

This piece was commissioned by a woman who had lost her husband to illness.  She had specific thoughts for images and colors that she had wanted included. The astrological signs are those of her children.  The lotus flower plays an important part in the painting. The...

Corps to the Core

Semper Fi Joe An old High School buddy and Marine Vietnam Vet, Joe Massaro, has loaned me this piece for the show. It was painted in 1968, the year that I had joined the Corps. After 46 years, I have decided to title it. (Not for Sale) More Notes Dust off The term “...

Nardin Academy Drawings

Jimmy Chebat, benefactor of these pieces, proud father and member of the Nardin community, wished to show his appreciation for the education his two children are receiving at Nardin Academy Montessori.  In an effort to do so, he originally commissioned Mr. Sirianni to...

Iraq / Afghanistan Monument

I was commissioned to create a design for The Western New York Iraq / Afghanistan Monument.  It was dedicated on September 13,  2014. {Note, this is a computer generated image. See actual monument in post...

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