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...
“Dream Session”

“Dream Session”

Dream Session is a fantasy jam. Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins were recorded together as The Million Dollar Quartet. In this painting, Buddy Holly replaces Carl Perkins and the boys are ROCKIN’.
“Honor” (Self-Portrait)

“Honor” (Self-Portrait)

Significant to my self-portrait in the painting is the eagle feather, with its stem beaded in the colors of the Vietnam Campaign medal. I was a Marine Corps rifleman in Vietnam. Some friendships developed into something even deeper than brotherhood. One such bond was...
Don Quixote

Don Quixote

It’s been over 50 years since I was first introduced to Don Quixote. At that time, it was in the form of a Classics Illustrated comic book. Now, the character has reemerged. A recent study of Edith Grossman’s translation of this classic has aroused a...
Elvis, in Progress

Elvis, in Progress

This piece began in the late 70s, shortly after Elvis Presley’s death. His mausoleum, the sun and the song “In the Ghetto” pervade the space surrounding the King of Rock and Roll. I was never quite sure how all of that related to the painting. As the...
Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

I have a very special place in my heart for Jimi Hendrix. He is art. His music and message will grow as time passes. In this painting, his image is within the body of his Stratocaster. The guitar is engulfed in flames.
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