Frequently Asked Questions

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.