Wedding, acrylic on canvas, 18×18″
Sid, acrylic on canvas, 16×8″
McCarren Park, acrylic on canvas, 18×18″
Dawn, casein and acrylic on canvas, 8×10″
I paint because I feel I must urgently create a record. I am cataloging the significant people and scenes in my life. I am consumed by the idea that I have a limited time to express myself, or that I will not remember things the way they are now.
The subjects of my current work are the people in my community. I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and my friends and neighbors are glamorous, interesting and engaging. There is palpable electricity in my world and I want to capture it indelibly.
I paint on canvas using acrylics, casein, mica and gold leaf. I am fascinated with the way the Baroque painters captured extreme contrasts between light and dark using golds and blacks. I am working toward this goal with modern neon, pearl, metallic and mica colors.
I am self taught.