Monday, November 2, 2015


"Monday Morning on H Street" 24x20 oil on panel
      I have been extremely fortunate to have one of my paintings juried into the American Artists Professional League's Grand National for five years in a row!  This year is the 87th Grand National and once again it will be held in the beautiful Main Gallery of the Salmagundi Club in NYC. This Washington DC scene is the painting that was accepted. I am particularly pleased to have a cityscape in the exhibit as they have been my focus this year and this is the first to be in a national show. The exhibit opens next Sunday, November 8th and runs until Friday, November 20th. The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 5th Ave. NYC. You can see all the paintings at or read more at

     I have been busy getting ready for upcoming small works shows and just finished a seventh small painting which will cover the two shows I am entering. This one is of the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson connecting NYC to New Jersey. It was a pleasure to paint it and I wonder why it is the first time I have done so. I have crossed that bridge easily over a thousand times in my life. First as a child visiting relatives or doing holiday shopping in NY, then as I grew older going to the city with friends and after graduation commuting to work from New Jersey to downtown Manhattan. I vividly remember the views which are beautiful and the bridge itself which is so graceful. I also remember thinking how exciting it was to have the lower level added in 1962. I have the feeling I will be doing more paintings of the GW Bridge!

"Sunset, The George Washington Bridge" 6x12 oil on panel