New Piece

New Piece

Chess is one of my favorite pastimes. In the right frame of mind I’m at best a mediocre player. The occasional game that I play is usually a lesson in humility. About a year ago I began to see a correlation between chess and life through medications. As a Creative...
Chi-Stock

Chi-Stock

Artvoice Article 12/22/2011: Chi-Stock A new series of art events debuts Ralph Sirianni—a friend, artist, veteran, and champion of possibilities in improving one’s good nature—invited me to “Chi-Stock,” a music and art event held in a large downtown loft put together...
The Collector

The Collector

The Collector is a self-portrait into an area of my life of which I’m quite fond…collecting.  Vintage sport cards, Classics Illustrated comics and stamps are some of the items that I’m interested in.
New Work: “Pride”

New Work: “Pride”

  I’m looking at an old photo. It’s 1936 and  NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, with a hand on the shoulder of Joe DiMaggio and the other on  Lou Gehrig, is beaming as he welcomes the rookie. DiMaggio would exceed the expectations of everyone and certainly be...
New Work: Fragile Warriors

New Work: Fragile Warriors

“Fragile Warriors” Oil (51″x92″) 2009 In over 30 years of employment with the V.A. Healthcare System, working as a Creative Arts Therapist on the inpatient psychiatric care unit has been my most rewarding experience. The various characteristics...
A Few New Works

A Few New Works

My Mother is 87 years old.  She came to this country in 1939, from Calabria, Italy. It was early in that decade that her mother made a piece of cloth from raw cotton.  It was a long and tedious process.  My mother gave me this particular fabric.  It was my intention...
December Paintings

December Paintings

The subjects may appear to be separate from each other. However, “Cool Nude” and “Bird With A Smile” were created simultaneously. There’s a certain energy when things click in the studio. I liken it to long distance running. After so many...
“Angel” (1990)

“Angel” (1990)

I’ve always been an animal lover. Sometimes it seems magical to communicate with another creature. I see the earth as one day being inhabited only by humans. We’ll force all the animals into extinction in the name of progress. In my painting, an angel appears before a...
Other Themes

Other Themes

Substance is a significant word in my vocabulary. It represents the innermost depths of heart and soul. I strive for that level of truth in my art. Below are some earlier paintings, depicting feelings, exposing underlying realities, and hinting themes to come in later...
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