Paintings of Oriental Carpets

I research and paint Oriental carpets from an array of countries, villages, and dynasties in an attempt understand the historical weight of this ancient art form that modestly lies beneath our feet. The… Continue reading

Feather Field Guides

Feathers are realistically rendered with ink in compositions reminiscent of scientific field guides from the 18th century. References to literature, contemporary news and personal memories are used to categorize and label the objects. Following… Continue reading

Black & White Paintings of Anatolian Carpets

In 2013 I traveled to Turkey with a Fulbright Research Grant to research and paint Anatolian carpets for one year. Before photography, painting was used by historians to document antique treasures, such as carpets. I am… Continue reading

Book of Paintings 5: “Cities of Silhouettes”

For the past five years, I have been painting in Moleskine journals, which I call my “books of paintings.” Each page depicts a memory or scene from my daily life, rendered in acrylic… Continue reading

Book of Paintings, Complete Book 4

I fill Moleskine journals with paintings rendered in natural and acrylic inks.  A page is not complete until it is my favorite in the book. Each book takes roughly one year to complete.… Continue reading

Book of Paintings, Selected Pages from Books 1-3

I fill Moleskine journals with paintings rendered in natural and acrylic inks.  A page is not complete until it is my favorite in the book. Each book takes roughly one year to complete.… Continue reading

Paintings of Lichens

Dripping and bleeding techniques are used to render lichen patterns. Following are selected works from the series. More paintings are available for viewing by request.

Postal Project

Paintings on envelopes are sent to addresses volunteered by subscribers of my Tumblr art blog, free of charge. 240 strangers from 16 countries have joined the project. An on-going collaborative project launched in an… Continue reading

Dreamscapes

Paintings from this series are large, polished translations of pages from my Book of Paintings. Following are selected works from the series. More paintings are available for viewing by request.

Moth Color Compositions

Paintings of moths are arranged in colorful washes of ink that mimic wing patterns or tree bark. Following are selected works from the series. More paintings are available for viewing by request.

Inkblot Landscapes

Dripping techniques are used to render landscapes and forest silhouettes. Following are selected works from the series. More paintings are available for viewing by request.

Text Paintings

Poems, songs and short stories (some authored by me and some authored by others) are written with a pen nib, brush and ink and transformed into visual art works. Following are selected works from… Continue reading