Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Self Expression

I recently completed another self-portrait in oil, shown here. I find it very convenient to use myself for a subject not only because I can take unlimited photographs, but also because I can use a mirror to check skin tones and see what the camera missed.

For this piece, I set up a camera using the timer to take several photos of myself set against a mostly white background. I wanted to create a feeling of being overwhelmed or desiring to hide in one's surroundings, and decided to call the final piece "Eclipse".

Friday, October 9, 2009

Portrait of Amira on Display in NYC

It's been a while since my last post, as I have been busy searching for a new home and studio. I should be back painting and drawing this month, so stay tuned for more artwork and news. In the meantime, I would like to share that my oil painting Amira, shown above has been accepted into the American Artists Professional League 81st Grand National Exhibition ( The exhibition will be held at the Salmagundi Art Club from Tuesday, November 3rd through Friday, November 13th; open to the public daily 1-5pm.