I'm taking part in Headcount - a group show at Endeavor Gallery in Richmond, Virginia

Please join us for Headcount - a portrait based exhibition at Endeavor Gallery.

Exhibition Schedule:

Thursday 4/4 - Preview Show 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday 4/5 - First Fridays Exhibition 4:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday 4/6 - Open House Viewing 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sunday 4/7 - Concert 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Featuring Lobo Marino (7-8 p.m.) & Treya Lam (6-7 p.m.)


Miguel Carter-Fisher

Jacob Daniel Green

Agnes Grochulska

Ian C. Hess

Scott Hutchison

Eli McMullen

Aaron Pavelis

Nate Szarmach

Nils Westergard

Nick Zimbro

"Return to Order" exhibition opening tonight at Conde Contemporary, M Miami, Florida

‘The exhibition "Return to Order" represents the humanization of art and unashamedly embraces representation of the human form and the natural world, while allowing for expression of the artist's individual point of view.’

This beautiful show opens tonight, Friday, November 30, and I am very happy to be a part of it. Visit Conde Contemporary in Miami or check out the show on their website.


Abend Gallery 28th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show

I have five pieces in the Miniatures Show alongside many other great works by wonderful artists. The paintings and drawings are available to view and purchase online at Abend Gallery’s website: https://www.abendgallery.com/show/abend-gallery-28th-annual-holidays-miniature-show and in person November 3 - 24, 2018. Opening reception: November 3rd, 6-9pm, Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

From the gallery’s website:

“In its 28th year running, this November the Annual Holiday Miniatures Show at Abend is an exhibition for everyone. With work from a wide range of artists, from emerging to well-established, and spanning multiple genres, art appreciators of all types will delight in this engaging and long-standing exhibition which fills the entire expansive gallery space with over 50 artists contributing anywhere from 200 to 300 original works of art. The exhibition will also afford art collectors the opportunity to add some very prominent signatures to their personal gallery at more modest prices.”

Feature in Daniel Maidman's article “Ten Artists I’m Really Enjoying on Instagram”

Very happy to be in this great lineup of artists listed in Daniel Maidman’s article “Ten Artists I’m Really Enjoying on Instagram” and I really appreciate his insightful words about my artwork. Daniel Maidman is a recognized artist, known for his honest and observant figure drawings and paintings. He is also an author of two books, Daniel Maidman Nudes and Theseus and his writing on art criticism has been published by The Huffington Post, Poets and Artists and Blue Review among others.

You can read the whole article and check out the artists mentioned on the Poets and Artists website: https://www.poetsandartists.com/magazine/2018/9/18/ten-artists-im-really-enjoying-on-instagram


Taking part in MonoChroma show for ArtPrize 10.

I am delighted to be a part of MonoChroma, an exhibition of 20 artists curated by Shawn Kruger in Grand Rapids, MI for ArtPrize 10. ArtPrize 10 is the world's largest international art competition and it opens 9/19 and runs through 10/7.


All of the work chosen utilizes a limited or single color palette and encompasses a wide variety of media from paper to bronze. Among participating artist are some good friends and people art I admire: Ali Cavanaugh, Shawn Kruger, Robert Wellings, Benny Sanders, Suzannah Schreckhise, Kathie Bugajski, Ben Graham, Luis Colan, Jesse M Bell, Jackie Mayo, Mark Schumack, Jessica Pisano, Maud, Maudegrasse, Joshua Adam Risner, Sean Witucki, Mic Carlson, Justin Vining, Hillary Scott, Susan Hall.

My three pieces in this show are sculpture inspired, mixed media portrait drawing series. This monochromatic series of portraits balances between three art forms - the one dimensional drawing and painting medium and the three dimensional form of a sculpture. The abstract ink brush marks and textural elements add emotional weight and highlight the human subject by drawing attention to the portrayed face they frame. At the same time, each piece represents a specific model portrayed here, and lifts her person to the value of an art object - a bust of a young woman. An object. Of art. 'Bust 1', 'Bust 2', 'Bust 3' 18x24', graphite and ink on paper, framed.

'Bust 1', 18x24%22, ink & graphite.JPG
'Bust 2', 18x24%22, ink & graphite.JPG
'Bust 3', 18x24%22, ink & graphite.JPG

Poets and Artists Magazine article feature

Here is an interesting article by Didi Menendez (PoetsArtists) on how Instagram works for artists and how can artists make it work for them. Plus an interview with Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen on his social media experience and links to the most popular Instagram art accounts (over 100k). If you scroll down all the big names you'll find me listed as one of the "interesting accounts to follow"



Visual Therapy show in Miami, Florida

Here are some photos from last night's opening of Visual Therapy. I am very happy to have my drawings in this wonderful exhibit beautifully curated by Stacy Conde of Conde Contemporary. It was a great night!

Visual Therapy
The Effects of Art as Manifestation on Artist and Viewer

September 28 - December 1, 2017

The Frank Gallery, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025

You are invited!

I am delighted to have several drawings in "Visual Therapy" exhibition curated by Stacy Conde of Conde Contemporary.

"Visual Therapy - The Effects of Art as Manifestation on Artist and Viewer" opens Thursday, September 28th, 2017, 6:00pm at The Frank, gallery and exhibition hall in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

"Visual Therapy", conceptualized by Conde Contemporary Gallery Director and author, Stacy Conde, features two immersive video installations, photorealistic, academic, and expressionistic portraiture, conceptual art, surrealism, photography, and performance art. "Visual art offers a direct view into the mind of its creator.  A work of art begins with a thought formed in the artist’s mind. The artist manifests their vision, creating a physical object.  …a representation of an inner reality. The creation of this object, or work of art, has an impact on both the artist and viewer.

Though conventional wisdom would have us focus on art and not the artist, this exhibition, “Visual Therapy”, examines both the psychological motivations of the artist and the response their work evokes in the observer. "Do they correlate? Does it matter?” explains Conde.

Here is a cool idea...

Here is a cool idea - on what to do with all the used Metrocards from recent trip to New York!

SINGLE FARE 4 is a an art show of art created on used NYC Subway cards created by artists Michael Kagan and Jean-Pierre Roy. Opening Sept 16th at Highline Stages - 441 W 14th Street in NYC. Each of the MetroCards will be available for $100 with sales benefiting the New York Academy of Art.

I have submitted ten cards to this exhibition. Five of them are close up oil portraits and another five are pencil drawings inspired by Rodin's sculptures. I never paint that small, but surprisingly it was a lot of fun. I think I enjoyed the compact size and short time frame of working on each of the tiny pieces.


Poets and Artist Magazine - Artists Painting Artists

I had a great pleasure to paint and draw the artist Omalix and she made a beautiful portrait of me as well - as part of a project for Poets and Artists publication. 

Omalix, 12" x 12" oil on canvas

PA#83 | The Portrait Issue | April 2017
order your printed copy or download here:


Drawing Magazine Spring 2017 is in bookstores now!

It is very exciting to see your own art in print. Got my copy of the Drawing Magazine and Shades of Gray Competition winning drawings are in it - second place for my Portrait No.14!

Poets and Artists Magazine - The Male Muse issue.


If you'd like to see several different artists' take on the male (for a change!) model as a subject here is a great one.
I'm very happy to have my drawing in this excellent collection of artwork! Great article in Huffington Post by Daniel Maidman  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-maidman/the-male-muse_b_14478132.html
Thank you, Daniel and thanks Didi for curating!
If you’d like to order the issue, it's available in PDF and print at:

Portrait #18. This is the drawing that is featured in the "Poets and Artists" magazine's "The Male Muse" February issue.
Very honored to be in a great company of many wonderful artists!

Shades of Gray - Drawing Magazine.

Same drawing. Different Competition.

More great news!

My drawing Portrait #14 has been selected as the second-place winner in this year’s Shades of Gray Competition. 

I am very happy to learn that my drawing won second place in this year's competition and I'm honored to be selected as one of the winners in Shades of Gray contest, where so many great artists and their work have been recognized before me. 

Portrait #14 is one of my favorite works, a piece that marks a special moment when I felt like I found a direction that I wanted to whole-heartedly follow and explore. I'm still on this endeavor!

The list of winners will be  soon on artistsnetwork.com and my drawing will be featured in the spring 2017 issue of Drawing, which comes out next April.