Unit Plaque

Unit Plaque

Artwork for plaque honororing those Corpsman and Marines who died from Hotel Company 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Vietnam. This was the unit that the artist had served with.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creative Arts Therapy

Mark Kline is a 38-year-old disabled Army Veteran living in Mexico, NY.  Mark became sick while stationed at Ft. Lewis after returning from his tour in Germany and Bosnia.  Mark was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Wilson's Disease.  It is characterized...

Tonawanda Veterans Memorial

Tonawanda Veterans Memorial

The dedication ceremony for the Town of Tonawanda Veterans Memorial was held August 18th, 2009, at Walter M. Kenney Field. From the program: While the 7-foot V-shaped granite monument that anchors the Town of Tonawanda Veterans Memorial may appear abstract to some,...

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 of illnesses present...

Black History Month Portraits

Three new portraits are presented in this "Other Works" gallery, "Obama" , "Jimi-Revisited" and " Reverend Martin Luther King Jr."

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...

Matt Urban Memorial

The latest monument I designed honors Matt Urban. He was the most decorated Veteran. It sits out front of The Rath Building, Franklin Avenue, Buffalo, NY. Photos can be found in the Momument Gallery.

Matt Urban Memorial

Matt Urban Memorial

This monument the artist designed honors Matt Urban, the most decorated Veteran. It sits out front of The Rath Building, Franklin Avenue, Buffalo, NY.

Exhibition

7th Annual Fine Art & Healing Exhibition 2008 Impact Artists' Gallery, Tri-Main Center, Buffalo, NY February 2-23, Wednesday-Friday 11am-4pm I have two pieces on display in this group show, "Bird with a Smile" and "Yardbird".  I will also be giving a lecture on...

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 miles, one reaches a high...

Upcoming Portrait Workshop And Exhibition

"Eyewitnessed: Faces Of Humanity" Adams Art Gallery 600 Central Ave. Dunkirk NY (716-366-7450) Friday November 9th, 2007 6:30-7:30pm; Reception With Food & Beverages 7:30pm This workshop  will serve as the opening event of the Third Annual Healing Arts Tribute and...

Art used for German book cover

Art used for German book cover

German author Patricia Koelle used Ralph's painting "Winterwind" from his Peaceful World Series as cover art for her new book "Der Weihnachtswind" ("The Christmas Wind"). In a letter from her, about the painting: "In sunlight it is absolutely beautiful and in dim...