After years of city living in NY, my studio is now in the Pocono Mountains. My studio is a temple, sanctuary, workhouse and prison. It’s a place that I respect and my favorite place to be. It can be both chaotic and calm and provides me with both pleasure and pain. It’s magical.

These are gorgeous R&F oil sticks, my favorite medium at the moment.

These are gorgeous R&F oil sticks, my favorite medium at the moment.

 
 
This is organized…..

This is organized…..

When I was little, my mom always had dress patterns laying around and after she was done with them, I would rip them up and play with them.  Many years later I worked in the fashion industry surrounded by designers and patterns and fitting samples and created my own “deconstructed’ clothes for clubbing around the East Village, often making last minute adjustments with a needle and thread in the back of a cross-town cab.  I found these dress patterns at a flea market in Paris. They had been used by someone else to make a dress and were crinkled, cut and pinned together. It was so cool to open the envelopes and find the pattern pieces pinned together by the previous owner with their notes and amendments on them. It was interesting to use these engineered paper patterns to make something as imprecise as one of my paintings.

When I was little, my mom always had dress patterns laying around and after she was done with them, I would rip them up and play with them.

Many years later I worked in the fashion industry surrounded by designers and patterns and fitting samples and created my own “deconstructed’ clothes for clubbing around the East Village, often making last minute adjustments with a needle and thread in the back of a cross-town cab.

I found these dress patterns at a flea market in Paris. They had been used by someone else to make a dress and were crinkled, cut and pinned together. It was so cool to open the envelopes and find the pattern pieces pinned together by the previous owner with their notes and amendments on them. It was interesting to use these engineered paper patterns to make something as imprecise as one of my paintings.

I use a lot of tailoring patterns, sometimes they are affixed to the surface of a painting and other times they are used while I work through a composition.

 
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I love shopping for supplies, making a mess in the studio and then building crates to send off works to their new homes!

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