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December 24, 2018

Holiday break paintfest, 2018

It is the holiday break from my day job, so I am off to the races in my painting studio! Here are a few of the works being completed during the break. It is hard when the days of my vacation just fly by, but I am fully enjoying being able to focus on just being an artist. The paintings below are part of my Glass Series, No one lives here.

 And then some pieces on upcycled cardboard. It is a great time of year to take the opportunity to utilize the free materials being sent my way. The odd shapes and strangeness of the different materials takes me in new directions. Kinda mystical...

Scored this chair in our apt. building garbage room. I was looking for a new painting stool, and ended up making another art piece. Found objects are one of my biggest inspirations. Perhaps it is because it is free, so it makes it less precious to paint, in case I make a mess.

December 12, 2018

My first visit to Art Basel, Miami

I just returned from Art Basel, Miami and I am still in awe at the amount of art I was able to view and all the gallery owners I was able to meet. Below are some of the highlights from fairs attended. Wynwood wins hands down for great art viewing on the streets. The Rubell Family Collection is always a must visit.


JKS Event - SoBe
Soiree at Nautilus, Miami

October 18, 2018

Fight in Flight!

Taken at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, fighting over a kill.

October 13, 2018

Brutish Society

This series is based on my love of abstraction and the need to express my own reality. I am often mesmerized by the angles and protrusions that have become part of modern architectural design. For over forty years I have been an inhabitant of NYC. I never tire of the views I happen upon during my many lunch time walks. The ever evolving landscape keeps my eyes staring upward, like a seasoned tourist, I am constantly drawn to something new. Huge windows allowing the observer to be the voyeur. As if life is only relevant if it can be seen. 

The mystery of glass, the transparency of lives, perhaps the next step beyond social media.

The Garment District Alliance presents: Art Elevated, NYC.

So this happened in Oct. 2018! Two of my artworks were chosen to be on display in the garment district. Such a great honor to be chosen to show my work on the streets of NYC. Special thanks to the sponsor, Orangenius. Giving artists an opportunity to show their work is such an important part of the process of art making.

Artists at the unveiling.

August 05, 2018

Brutalist Reality, 2016 - 2018

Brutalist Reality, 2016 - 2018

These works are inspired by the cold starkness of Brutalist architecture from the 50's - 70's. Intrigued by the human nature of wanting/needing to be seen and craving homes with large windows to peer into, I have created a series of empty, cold cement and glass buildings. These buildings represent an exposed emptiness, in an age of lies and information misrepresentations. The introduction of color serves as a reminder that we still have control over our future, and the hope we need to nurture.
2016 - 2018 Acrylic on black gesso, on canvas and wood. Sizes vary. All work for sale.

"B├ęton brut is a smooth architectural surface made out of concrete. Known for its ruggedness and lack of concern to look comfortable or easy. First used in the economically depressed (and World War II-ravaged) communities who sought inexpensive construction and design methods for low-cost housing, shopping centres, and government buildings"

June 05, 2018

Sing for Hope - Piano Parade, 2018

Encounters, Sing for Hope Pianos
In this project one hopes to have numerous encounters. People coming together over their love for music and playful nature. Hopefully it will unite people in a safe and joyful experience.

Callie is a MTA Art & Design for transit commission recipient, her work is on permanent display at 105 Beach Station in the Rockaways. Her love for nature and her respect for our planet are strongly felt in all her work.

It was such a wonderful experience to join the 49 other artists and spend three months creating together. I thank all the volunteers who assisted the artists, piano tuners and who participated in the piano parade on June 4th. Great work! Such a positive experience in a time of great need for music and art in our public schools. Art for all, to create and enjoy.