Portfolio > Stories Without Words

Obviously, in addition to the decision making and the formal considerations I give my work, most, if not all my paintings, involve layers of information and multiple references in their imagery. While I am not a storyteller and don't aspire to be one through my paintings, I could, certainly, relate at least a dozen different stories about each painting.

Sometimes my paintings are of people I know or have known and sometimes they are of people I've invented. And the images that begin as “inventions”, sometimes mysteriously turn out to be of people I have known as well, family and friends.

Sometimes these paintings involve memories, family stories and true events. Sometimes these paintings are inventions of my imagination, composed of desired memories, tall tales from the family tree or fictitious events. I wouldn't paint them if I didn't mean them.

The Drumming the Summer My Mother Died
acrylic/canvas
60" x 36"
2004
The Birds and Fish are Yellowish
oil/canvas
60" x 50"
1992
A Stranger to Himself
acrylic/canvas
60" x 36"
2006
Woman with Wounded Bird
acrylic/paper
40" x 28.5"
2006
Woman in Green
acrylic/paper
40" x 26"
2003
Railway Man
acrylic/mixed media/paper
40" x 26"
2002
I Thought I Heard Fritz Richmond Say
acrylic/canvas
36" x 36"
2006
One of Cap's Men (the Firemen Series)
acrylic/paper
30" x 22"
2007
Beneath the Awning on Portuguese Hill
acrylic/paper
21.5" x 16.5"
2010
Man With Pull Toy and Dead Flowers
acrylic/paper
40" x 26"
2011
Milkman with Toy Train
acrylic/paper
40" x 26"
2011
Man with Small House
acrylic/paper
15.63" x 6.25"
2011
Armenian with Boat (In Memory of Bob)
acrylic/mixed media collage/paper
62.5" x 35"
2001
Annie and Harry's Dinner
oil/canvas
65.75" x 52
1989