Another Art Supply Store Closes

Another Art Supply Store Closes

It was with sadness that I went downtown to Jerrys New York Central on 4th Avenue to grab what was left at the closing sale.  Jerry’s was one of the last remaining art supply stores in Manhattan that had salespeople who know about the inventory and a friendly...
Celebrity Duck Takes Manhattan!

Celebrity Duck Takes Manhattan!

Feeling bruised after an expensive and somewhat painful dental appointment, I took a detour into Central Park to lighten my spirits.  Walking by the pond by 59th Street and 5th Avenue, in the shadow of the Plaza Hotel, I noticed a crowd pressed at the edge of the...
Welcome to My New Website!

Welcome to My New Website!

Welcome to my new website, which assembles a good portion of my creative output into one place that is easily viewable and searchable.  My sketchbooks, photos, paintings, blog posts, and videos are all represented here. When I started this project I was surprised how...
Ambulating Manhattan

Ambulating Manhattan

Across the globe, more than half the world’s population lives in cities, and there is a growing recognition that urban environments need to be more age-friendly.   With its rich cultural offerings and easy access to stores, New York City looks like a great place to...
Courtroom Art and NYC History

Courtroom Art and NYC History

This is a message to sketchers and those interested in the underbelly of New York City history:  RUN DON’T WALK to the exhibit currently running at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice until February 2, 2018.  The show is entitled...
Remembering 5Pointz

Remembering 5Pointz

Three years ago I biked across the Queensboro Bridge to admire and photograph the spraypainted graffiti murals at the fabled location in Long Island City known as 5Pointz.  Painted on the walls of a 200,000 square foot factory building, 5Pointz had a reputation as the...