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Greek Roots - Inspiration: New Commissions

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A young intellelctual with distinct Greek roots, asked for a painting inspired by our converstions. These are my 3 attempts, entitled Serenity; Transience; Possibility; These words have underpinned all our conversations... Perhaps all 3 works belong together...?

Exhibition - Denison, Texas October 2014

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Every artist, despite a successful sales record, reaches a point where local/obvious avenues have been explored and sales come from word of mouth or customer referrals.

Proactive marketing requires an enormous effort … especially for a mind that prefers to create.  In this context, I am deeply grateful, if not overwhelmed, at the consideration of a Dallas businessman who previously purchased several of my paintings. I was thrilled to learn that he had arranged an exhibition of my work at the Mary Karam Gallery in Denison Texas

I am particularly delighted that my work is hanging in Denison TX - - A town that has become a disitinct cultural/arts/innovation destination in the U.S.      

Fiery Islands - New Commission

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This piece was taken away with the paint still fresh... I received this photo today ... always good to see a picture framed and hanging in its new home!

Aqua Wreck - Latest Commission

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This client asked for a soft, yet bright seascape... Aqua Wreck 40x24  - Acrylic/Multi-media on canvas. I could not help adding another bit of rusted metal, making this yet another in my ongoing Wreck Series.... I draw such comfort from reminders that nature will eventually reclaim even the worst polliution/damage we inflict on the environment...

 

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Lighthouse in the Mist

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My very first paintings depicted tons of lighthouses... A childhood fascination that has never waned. This piece is a lighter blue than the photo shows... I was looking to capture the sun reappearing after a storm! 

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Grey Sea Wreck

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This piece is a a color experiment for a larger commission...  Oftentimes achieving a client's vison colorwise can be challenging! Let's see if this is a go! That said, I love the pristine/uncluttered mood of this scene -- The work echoes my other wreck scenes that depict naturing reclaiming man made pollution. In real life the white sea glare is less pronounced...  and the overall feel is grey with a touch of sandy brown! The 3rd photo is the most realistic! (sold)

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To enquire about any of the work depicted  - Call (416) 962-6700

New Greek Village Series

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My village scenes consist of plaster/sand mix on canvas, with the usual acrylic finish... These pieces have always sold well... I miss the simplicity of the Greek way of life...so recently completed a few more paintings...

Misty Greek Village was painted in 2011, but never completed to my satisfaction... I touched up the coloring yesterday and am pleased with the final result!

The blue depicted in the lighter colored pieces has rather a light teal/grey than blue hue in real life... The night scene looks pretty much as depicted inthe photo!

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African Bush Fire

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Acrylic/multi-media on canvas 48"x13"

I was delighted recently to see this piece, sold last year, simply framed and beutifully set off by two unique accessories. The owner, knowing my attachment to the work, kindly offered visitation rights at the time of purchase!  

The textured foreground contains actual African dirt/sand and the ash of burnt Protea leaves.

I often wonder where some of my work has ended up!

Kurkar & Dead Sea Sand

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These pictures represent many pieces I have done incorporating actual kurkar and Dead Sea sand to depict the beauty of the Negev Desert & the Dead Sea region/area. The very natural way the ruins are reverting to the desert itself represents gradual molecular change... Reminding me that all creation is of nature itself.

Kurkar is the layered shale-like sediment that was washed in layers over the eastern Mediterranean during the Tsunami post Thira/Santorini eruption thousands of years ago. Apparently Israel has the only above ground deposit visible for all to see.  

All sold. If interested in commisioning a similiar piece, call (416) 962-6700