A King Lost in New York City, 24" circle, monoprint collage, 2017
"Pope Playing Bass", oil on monoprint collage, 42" x 18", 2014
"Musicians Trying to Impress a Moose", oil on monoprint collage, 42" x 42", 2013
"Goat Farm," oil on monoprint collage, 42" x 42", 2013
"A Rabbi, A Nun, and an Imam Together on the Brooklyn Bridge", oil on monoprint collage, 2011. Click for close-up
"Dog with Grapes", oil on monoprint collage, 38"X36", 2011
"A Kosher Pig", Oil on monoprint collage, 2007
"Still Life with Dogs II", Oil on wood, 48"X12", 2003
"A Peace Offering.
A Turkey with Tomato," Monoprint collage, 2001
"King with Cigarette Waiting for the Queen", Monoprint, 2000
"The Bar Mitzvah of Jesus",
Oil and monoprint collage on wood, 2000
"A Man Walking",
Oil on wood, 1992
Most of the subjects I paint come from my imagination; this has been the case since my early foreheads. I love doing realistic portraiture and always look forward to that moment when I see that I've captured the essence of a specific person or animal that I am painting. But even more exciting is when I capture, say, some essential dogness in a dog that I've invented, or a deep spiritual quality in one of my fictitious rabbis. There's almost a symbiotic relationship between my realistic and my fictitious portraiture;
each furthers the development of the other.
Because of how quickly they need to be executed, most of my monoprints are fictitious portraits. My current roster of subjects includes dogs, cats, camels, ostriches, kings, queens, and, of course, the rabbis that I've been painting since 1994. As you can see, I often paint fruits or other objects on all my subjects' heads, which makes the composition more interesting and gives added dimension to the piece. I'm always willing to add to my list of subjects--and things to put on their heads--so if you have a particular
image in mind, feel free to contact me about a commission.
Click to see my realistic portraits.
A Pig with a Chicken Taco meets a Chicken with a Pork Taco, oil on monoprint collage, 24" x 36", 2017
"Woman Thinking About Red Chili Peppers"
oil on monoprint collage, 20" x 16", 2014
found driftwood with monoprint collage, 48" x 48", 2012
"Ostrich with Birdfeeder", oil on monoprint collage, 48" x 6", 2013
"Flying High over a Llama", oil on monoprint collage, 48" x 13", 2013. Click for close-up
"Bluebird Giving Birth on a Scapegoat",
Oil on Monoprint Collage, 30"X36", 2009. Click for detail of bluebird.
"Will It Be OK?", Monoprint, 14"X27", 2007
"A Peace Offering - Camel with Grapes", Oil on monoprint collage, 2002
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