Month: April 2009

  • I Gatti Randagi – Alley Cats

    One of the pleasures of being in Italy for me is getting to know their cat populations. I think you can learn a lot about a town by the condition of their cats. Towns with lots of healthy cats seem friendlier to me.  Although Italian cats are usually smaller than our cats,  don’t eat as […]

  • May I present the bride and groom

    This is a commissioned piece, used as a surprise wedding gift.  They were thrilled. 


    During my last trip to Italy, I took a lot of photos in hopes that when I got home (and had time) I would have time to turn them into paintings. This is one I took in Sersale. I love the arched doorways and the light coming from within on this one really caught my […]

  • Honesty Sprague Williams, 1745 -1750

    Once in a while you get a commission that really seems impossible.  A friend asks for you to paint a portrait from an old b & w photo, combine it with another photo, and use the style from a Dutch 18th century master. To be honest, I was terrified.  I was going into completely unknown […]