Tuesday, November 9, 2010


This is a 4-panel acrylic painting for a client's home.  The panels are actually doors in a custom-built cabinet that open to uncover a flat screen TV!


"Israel" is an exterior mural painted on a client's garage.  The mural is painted from photos taken by the client on her most recent trip to Israel, with a focus on the olive tree.

Friday, November 5, 2010


This mural is meant to connect the two Ithacas: in Greece and New York.  Imagery is drawn from the Odyssey, referenced in the books in the central panel.  People seek both Ithacas for knowledge and beauty.

The two creatures in the side panels are also drawn from Greek mythology.  On the left is the god Pan, a satyr who is all about music, fun, joy and playfulness.  The Sphinx on the right represents knowledge, and you're not going to get by her without answering the riddle!

Painted on the parking garage on Cayuga St, for the 2010 Art in the Heart grant.  Central panel is 8' x 4', and the side panels are 2' x 4'.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Zach's Eggs

Zach is my older son, he's 7.  He helps raise our chickens, and we sell their eggs at the Ithaca Farmers' Market to a dedicated audience.  This is the sign he made.  Everyone wants to buy the sign...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Barn 1810

Here's a painting of our barn, while it was being taken down in its original location where it had stood since 1810.  The barn was resurrected on our land, and became the house that we currently live in.

Oil painting, 4' x 3'.


This is a mural in the kitchen of a private residence in Lansing.  It is 6' tall by 8' long, and placed above the client's stove.  There are several coats of varnish over it to protect it from any errant grease from the stove top!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Going to Market

This triptych was purchased by the City of Ithaca from the 2009 Art in the Heart of the City display.  The theme that year was "sustainability."  Each panel is 4' x 6'.  It is located near the Home Dairy alley on the Ithaca Commons.

The theme of the piece is buying locally.  The first panel shows the farmer's fields in early spring, with a biker in the distant background, along with a windmill.  In the second panel, the farmers are harvesting the fields with the biker in the middle ground.  The third panel shows the biker at the Ithaca Farmers' Market purchasing the local produce.  This mural is even more meaningful for this space since the first IFM was on the Commons.

Speaking of the Ithaca Farmers' Market, you can find me there many Saturdays in booth 85.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The giraffe on the Unfinished Furniture Building

Here's a detail of my mural on the Unfinished Furniture Building on Taughannock Blvd in Ithaca from 2007.  It's 20' x 10', painted with exterior Benjamin Moore paints.

This is a typical Ithaca landscape with a little whimsy.  I wanted to paint something unexpected for the viewer, to put a smile on peoples' faces when they drive by.  This was paid for by a CAP II grant.

Here's the whole mural:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

West End Mural

Welcome to my blog!  I thought we'd start out with one of my biggest projects in Ithaca, NY, where I currently live.  This is a historic representation of Ithaca in the early 1900's dealing with the different modes of transportation that helped develop the Ithaca we know today.   Did you know that there used to be an airplane factory in Ithaca?  The Hangar Theatre now occupies the former airplane factory site (hence the name).

This is my mural, on an 80' x 30' wall, on the the Bang's Ambulance building in downtown Ithaca, painted for the Alternatives Federal Credit Union in 2004.  Painted with exterior Benjamin Moore paints in 2004.