How long do your paintings take to make?
It’s difficult to say precisely, because in addition to the time it takes to “paint” one of my pieces, there is a variable amount of time to design the piece, as well as all of the extra work required to varnish, photograph, document, etc. But, in general, the smallest paintings take a few days and the largest ones I’ve painted to date took me about a month.
Do you use a stencil?
I don’t use stencils at all. Each of the marks in my paintings is hand-painted, one brushstroke at a time. I use a homemade mahlstick to keep my hand steady while working. If you’d like to see my working process, here’s a video showing a painting pretty much from start to finish.
Do you use a computer?
For many of my paintings, I do use a computer to help me design compositions and test out color combinations. For pieces that include “Turing Patterns,” I have developed a few techniques on the computer to create these patterns, which I may then use as the starting point in the design of a painting. After the design work is done, though, everything is hand-painted.
How can I buy your work?
Contact me to inquire about availability and price for a particular piece you see on the website. (If you click to the detail page for any painting and see a red SOLD message, that piece has already been collected. Otherwise, the piece is probably available, but contact me for details.)
As of April 2024, I will be exhibiting my work year-round at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey (click here for details), where I would be happy to show you specific pieces in person. I can also ship work to you if necessary.