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Dark Times

In the middle nineties, following a series of personal and family crises, I began a new body of work –- one which bears witness to the events and has helped me to process my feelings about them, while, at the same time, utilizing my realistic figurative and portrait painting skills.

The dramas depicted are not all to be understood literally, although any resemblance to persons living or dead is fully intentional. It is my hope that viewers, while they may not know my story, nor the individuals portrayed, will weave of them narratives of their own.

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"Pietá", 1996

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A high quality, 18"x25" giclée print from this painting, suitable for framing, is available for $195, including shipping.