Rome Salon 2019: New Works from Figurative Painters in Rome

This Friday, May 17th, 2019, months of work will come to fruition. I and Denise Melvin, a friend and fellow painter, organized the first ever 'Rome Salon'; a group show that brings together a total of nine figurative painters in a venue perfect…

Caravaggio and the Art of Subversion

The essence of the lecture focused on how a formal analysis can lead to an interpretation of a painting that is different from the implied narrative, an interpretation that can even go far enough to subvert the narrative and accompanying dogma.

“The Portrait of Arianna” Selected for the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils

My sincere thanks to the jury for selecting the painting. The 2018 exhibition will be held at McBride Gallery, located in Annapolis, Maryland, October 28 – November 25, 2018.

A Contemporary Contrarian in a Kingless Court

To be a figurative painter in the 21st century is to send a hand-written letter standard post in a world of immediate encrypted text messages or to be a mechanic of a steam engine in an era of rockets to Mars...
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Thank You, Indiana University

The Alumni Association has included me in the most recent edition of their magazine with a feature on the upcoming Renaissance Retreat.

Interview with TJA on the Jackson’s Art Blog

Jackson's Art—one of the most popular online art shops in the UK—has featured the Renaissance Retreat with a great story and an interview with me on their blog.
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Self-Portrait with Armor

August 21st, 2017: I was surprised to discover this missing in the collection of Self-Portraits. Always good to be reminded of what I loved when I started, to see the distance traveled, and to note that some things haven't changed.

10 Years at The American University of Rome

I'm very happy to continue in my role as Adjunct Faculty at The American University of Rome.  I celebrated my tenth consecutive year in September of 2016. About a month ago they launched a new website and I am most pleased with the careful…

“The Night Watch” Meets a Kingmaker

I was pleased to be a part of a group show held at the Galleria Farini Concept in Bologna this past January.  Here is the critique that accompanied the painting in the catalogue.