Last year I was commissioned to create a portrait of Dr. Marjorie Rosenthal, a much beloved mentor, pediatrician, writer and mother. The piece was unveiled on January 5 and will hang permanently in the Yale School of Medicine, Harkness Hall.
Learn how to use light and shadow to make your figure drawings come alive! This class will cover the basic concepts of light, shadow, and form modeling and apply it to drawing the human form. We’ll discuss the importance of having a concept of light when drawing and how to use simplification to prevent common value drawing mistakes.
Open Studios is back! Come visit my studio and the studios of over 100 other artists at the Erector Square complex in New Haven, CT this fall. October 21 & 22, 12pm – 5pm.
Check out the new Erector Square site I designed. Erector Square is the studio complex where I have my studio, with over 140 artist studios in an old toy factory. Check out a list of the studios, a map of the complex, and a bit about Erector Square at erectorsquarestudios.com.
My new portraits were just installed at Cornell Scott Hill Health Center’s new location in the Q House Building on Dixwell Ave in New Haven (outside their Dental Clinic, of course). The originals will be going up soon at 428 Columbus Avenue in New Haven in the Dental Clinic. The portraits were of staff and patients at CSHHC.
Brush your teeth! You never know when some artist is going to ask you to smile. : )
Join me for an interactive conversation about my process of composing a drawing-and give it a try! We’ll take our inspiration from the HCC Sculpture Garden and look at the artworks there as an artist would. You’ll see these sculptures in a whole new way as you draw your own unique compositions.
I’ll be doing some free portrait drawings of whoever wants to sit for me at the Creative Arts Workshop Booth
Night Market in Downtown New Haven’s Ninth Square District
Friday, May 12
5:00 pm until it gets too dark to draw
I’ll try to bang these out in 10 – 15 minutes each. Sit for a portrait or come watch me draw!
Learn how to see a portrait as a collection of simple value shapes that come together to communicate form, features and character. In this class you’ll be guided on a step-by-step process to translate the sometimes confounding complexity of a three dimensional head into a set of flat graphic shapes on paper.
If you visit Cornell Scott Hill Health Center at 428 Columbus Avenue in New Have, CT, you’ll see a new painting on the wall. I finished “Neighborhood Rhythm” (oil on canvas, 92″ x 24″) last year- a piece inspired by the interconnected community in New Haven.