Silk-Screened Posters, Prints & Original Paintings
I’m a Brooklyn-based fan of bold lines, solid design and vibrant colors. I’m also extremely connected to places, and a lot of my pieces reflect that.
I was strongly influenced by the Harvey Kurtzman era of MAD magazine (back when it was actually a comic book) and cartoonists like Don Martin, Robert Crumb and Al Hirschfeld. I taught myself how to draw back in elementary school and started painting later, melding cartoon sensibilities with an appreciation for art that shows wit and dash.
As a kid, I absorbed the comedy of Bill Cosby, Steve Martin, the Smothers Brothers and George Carlin. I love a well-told story and a solid, honest laugh as much as a good painting. Maybe more.
I’ve gotten around. After growing up in Michigan I lived in Chicago, Palo Alto, San Francisco, now New York, and part time in New Orleans. All three US coasts. Like I said, I love places (it’s called “topophilia”), and I infuse that love into a lot of my work.
The 6th Annual Brooklyn Bridge Anniversary Art Show at Urban Folk Arts, 101 Smith Street, Brooklyn (May 30 – June 21).
NOW SELLING AT THESE NEW LOCATIONS:
BROOKLYN: “Great Good Places of New York” now for sale at Frames on L in Williamsburg and Brooklyn Frame Works in Park Slope. Thanks, guys! Check ’em out after (or before) a nice, cold one at Mugs (in Williamsburg) or The Gate (in Park Slope). Tell them I said hi!
NEW ORLEANS: Six prints celebrating some of my favorite taverns and bars of New Orleans are now being carried by the fabulous Je T’Aime NOLA at 3613 Magazine Street (between Louisiana & Napoleon). Jana and Karen have created, at this cool little store, what I call the finest balance of competence and friendliness on Magazine. Stop by and make a couple new friends!
SAN FRANCISCO: The good folks at 3 Fish Studios are new carrying my Great Good Places of San Francisco and a couple of other prints related to that fabled city. Check them out (and all their marvelous, printed-in-house artwork) in the Outer Sunset. Enjoy the fresh air!
AND: STUFF NOW FOR SALE AT THE ANN ARBOR ART CENTER. Hand-tinted Blimpy Burgers! Law Quads! Blue Front Deli! Dominick’s!