Remember when I used to paint? Apparently someone does. Last week I sold one of my originals, Cloud 9, to a young woman who was looking to buy something that reflected her current mood. She had just gotten a promotion at work and liked my piece because she felt like she was floating on cloud 9. She plans on hanging it in her office.
I love hearing stories like this. It makes me feel so good when my art makes people feel good, uplifted or it enhances a positive feeling they’re already experiencing. I think I like to make exuberant pieces to remind people that are still reasons to feel energized and happy.
I have had this piece hanging on my wall for the last few years and while I will miss it, I’m glad that it will be going to a good home. Knowing that puts me on cloud 9
You can see more of my paintings on my online portfolio right here.
I live in Queens but I spend so much time in Brooklyn, people that I see there regularly think I live there. You just can’t help it; Brooklyn is magnetic. The people are friendly, the brownstones are majestic, and the vibe is contagious. My friend Elle loves it too and even though she lives in Atlanta, she makes yearly pilgrimages to this sacred borough, most especially Ft. Greene,to soak up it’s essence.
Elle loves Brooklyn so much that she commissioned me to do a “Tour Through Brooklyn” which included all of her favorite haunts through Ft. Greene, which ultimately became a postcard set that she’s arranging for her home I wanted to share her commission along with a few other shots that I threw in just for kicks.If you have a photo commission that you’d like me to photograph, email me at email@example.com and we’ll talk!
You can see the embedded slideshow below or visit it in all of its splendor via my Flickr page.
As you might have guessed, I’ve become quite enamored with street photography and my little buddy Stevie. They’re both addictive.
Last night I was on the subway on my way home and as I was looking out of the subway window, I was fascinated by how the reflection of a man leaning up against the train car wall melded with the view of the street below in the window. It created kind of a ghostly apparition. I took a couple of shots and played around with the colors to come up with two different interpretations of the shot.