About boss

I paint using several reference sources: real life, photographs, and my imagination. Sometimes I use a combination of sources. In Garden Play, I used my view of my deck, and photos of my dog Tila, who has long outgrown puppyhood, and some flowers and pots from my imagination, as it was not yet spring when I painted it. I hope you enjoy what you see.

Love Under The Silver Moon

Rooted in Color

Sometimes you meet a tree and it speaks to you.

My original encounter with the tree was when I took this photo:


Brewster, NY- A History of Now

The first painting completed in 2018. This is oil on canvas and the title is “The Last Customer” It is of Bob’s Diner in #Brewster, NY. I’m painting some of the buildings that will be demolished when they build our new town center in a couple of years, as we will not see their like again. Small theaters, 50’s diners, and Pool Halls.



Brewster, New York is a village within the Town of Southeast.  They are going to renovate the village in late 2018-19.   They will knock down several historic buildings, including a 50’s Diner (Bob’s Diner) a Pool Hall and the old Cameo Theater.  I plan to paint them each before they are gone.

Here is an in-progress sketch of Bob’s Diner interior.  I will add more works as I go along


Seven Days of My Life in Black and White Photos

You may have seen the little game going around where you post seven photos, in black and white, of your daily life. No pets or people are allowed. You are invited to play as well. Don’t tell anyone anything about them. The image must tell the story by itself.


The Wild Hunt

As the veil thins at Halloween (Samhain) the gods and goddess and beings between gather for the wild hunt. “The Wild Hunt”.

Art as an Anti-Aging Strategy

Contrasts and Similarities-Art Show 2017

I was very fortunate have an art show with my good friend Judika Lieberman at the Henry Hudson Library, this past September.  Here are a few of the photos.

My New Creative Venture for Geeks and the Science Minded.

I was a a dinner party the other day. I wanted to tell them all of some cutting edge research I had read about anti-aging. I started and they rolled their eyes and changed the subject. I was also reading about variable resistance and fitness and wanted to talk about muscle activation, and they poured me some wine and said, “Are you going on any trips this year?” So I want to express my geeky sciencey side. To do so I started a You Tube Channel called Lifespan and Longevity. My video skills and video editing skills are slowly improving. I now have immense respect for those delivering snappy perfectly edited videos. But I am getting there. So if you want to follow along here are a few of my posts. Subscribe to my YouTube page and follow along. Fellow geeks…join me…I know you are out there!

2017 Contemporary Work

I’ve been building on some older work and have some paintings emerging in a contemporary style. I thought I might gather the inspiration from them and gather the new works here.

Meeting the Genius








Surfing the Mindscape








The Birth of the Soul














If you like the above paintings you might want to experiment with high flow acrylic paint. The first link is for opaque high flow paints and the second transparent.


Transparent high flow


Older Works

No, I’m Not Done Yet.






The Long Journey






The The Far Shore






In Your Dreams










Nuts and Bolts-Growth and Practice -Fluid Acrylics

In order to grow as an artist you need to learn.  Sometimes you learn from classes and books and sometimes you learn by trying different things.  Doing the same thing over and over, if it is not working, is not the answer.

Lately I’ve been working in oils and playing with perspective.  But while I was online getting some supplies, I came across Golden Fluid Acrylics. I went on You Tube and found many artists doing some fantastic work with them.   One whom I find very soothing to watch is a gal MelyD.artist. She comes out with some great work as well and it’s fun to watch it develop.

So of course I had to try it as well.   I found where I wanted to take my experiments were different than the way she worked and that is how art works.  Creative efforts often spark more creative efforts.

So here is some plain acrylic paint mixed with Matte Media.  I call this one You Make my Heart Melt.







Of course I had to go on and play some more.  This one is mostly fluid acrylics with a little painting on top.  I call this one Meeting the Genius.



Conjuring the Storm



The Conversation








Surfing the Mindscape



I find I like to use these acrylics to make a complex background and then either enhance the elements with a little painting or paint over them.  It’s always fun to try a different direction.