Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Here is my submission for a fundraiser auction called Buffalo On the Bowery, curated by artist Julian Montague.  The auction will be held at Charles Bank Gallery on Bowery near Spring St. in NYC on October 11th

Amaguq’s Foot, 2011, acrylic and ink on paper, 11 x 14 in. (framed),


Monday, September 26, 2011


A little departure for me.  I spent so much time searching on YouTube for the video I wanted to paint that I thought, "Wait a minute - there's a story just in that

So here it is, my nod to the first video to air on MTV by The Buggles;  "Video Killed the Radio Star"

In this case I have titled my piece,  Internet Killed the Video Star 
(the black band around it represents the black mat in the frame)

Internet Killed the Video Star  

Sunday, September 25, 2011


The show "I want my music video" opens in a few weeks in Los Angeles. After doing multiple searches on YouTube for music videos to find inspiration from I decided to do something a little different and make a simple comment on how MTV changed the face of music and now the internet has done the same.

I'll post my final piece in a few days - but here is the show card


My wife and I have been to Ireland before but this time we decided to take our friend Mike Ganley there who has never been.  It was great fun.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I received some sad news today that an old friend of mine Sharon Pell-Lie passed away a couple of weeks ago. 

Although I haven't seen her in years the news left me stunned and weeping on my living room couch.  We had worked together side by side for years at a company called Genlser.  She taught me a lot about graphic design and Illustrator.  She also was responsible for convincing me to get my cat, Ninety Nine, who I love dearly.  Thank you Sharon for that act alone. 

She was a kooky kind of gal that sold her own artwork on the streets of West Broadway and loved Burritoville.  I had many laughs with her at work and just recently around Easter time I emailed her to get her home mailing address so I could send her a bag of her favorite Easter egg candy (those horrible long shaped, hard candy shell eggs with the tough marshmallow inside)

I'm so glad I did that now.  I hope it brought a smile to her face. 

I will reflect on our silly times together often I'm sure, wishing I could turn back time and see your smile again.

More about Sharon's life here