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Fresco Frenzy

I have long been fascinated by the art of fresco. During my travels I have been frequently amazed by the work of the great Renaissance masters as well as the unknown painters of the ancient world. This delight in the beauty of the work inspired me to undertake a painting in the medium a few years ago.

It was a complicated process to prepare the panel and work with pure pigments. I loved the effects but was a little daunted by the toxicity of the materials needed to prepare the panels.

I have continued to explore my love of fresco by making studies of great examples  I have seen such as the magnificent works by Ghirlandaio in Florence. I use the benign materials of gouache on paper. My love for fresco is ever growing!  

In Berlin with Pittori Uniti per la Pittura

I recently particpated in the exhibition NUDES at Galerie Uno in Berlin. I exhibited two gouache paintings on toned paper...a female nude and a male nude. The exhibiton will travel to Rome and possibly other venues.  

NUDES in Berlin

I will be participating in an exhibition of "Nudes" this December in Berlin. An international gtoup of artists -Pittori Uniti per la Pittura- will show works on paper on this theme. The show will be on view at Gallery UNO Projektraum.

Publication in "Studio Visit" Magazine

My painting "Models in the Studio" appears in the current issue of Studio Visit (Vol.41). This publication features the work of many contemporary artists.

The work depicts two figures in my studio in LIC. The models are Carl Sherman, a gifted writer, and Peach Tao, a talented illustrator. Both have often posed for me and have always been a wonderful source of inspiration for me. The male figure is lost in revery and the female engrossed in her reading. They exist in the dream world of the studio. Their relationship is distant...each is immersed in their own thoughts. There is an expressive contrast between the depiction of experience and youth. The technique of combining close observation with an open handling of paint is in harmony with the mysterious content.   
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