Fine Art- Urban Landscapes in oil- including en plein air "Summer in the City" and "Imagining Evanston" Series (Museum Canvas Prints & Consignment available)
"These images serve as a historical account of the Howard Corridor into Southeast Evanston. I challenge myself to “re-imagine” the urban landscape forcing an aggressive 2-point perspective, choosing a “retro” inspired palette to block in the shapes and employing turn-of the century glazing techniques to draw out the sense of warmth and shadow."
Timeless: Newsstand Chicago & Main12x12Oil
SOLD I captured this everyday scene during the Winter of 2020. While businesses in the area struggled to stay open, I chose this setting to mark the strength and resolve of area owners to survive. As a Newsstand, this business has remained an anchor to the Main Street Community in Evanston, Illinois since the 1930s. I used a “retro" color palette and muted values to convey the timeless quality of this image. By painting only shapes beyond the window and using warm glazing
Lost Era: Howard Street 2020
SOLD As Fall wanes to the coming Winter the early morning sun warms this corner of Howard Street on Chicago's North-side. Struck by the isolation of this once lively urban landscape I captured the warmth and long shadows of the mid-morning sun in warm values and cool glazes. The rendering of the clock and the namesake antique store (est.1968) housed in this turn of the century building stand as a testament to a "Lost Era". 12 x 16 Oil on Gessobord
Community: Clark & Morse
Chicago Summer in the City: a Father tenderly holds his daughter close while waiting in line at this family owned fruit stand on Clark and Morse 12 x 12 Oil on Structured Gessobord $525 Framed
A Quiet Morning: Juneway Beach Rogers Park off Sheridan
Summer in the City -A favorite view facing southeast from Evanston's border with Rogers Park 10 x 10 Oil on Structured Gessobord $350 Framed Imagining Evanston #12
12 x 12 Matted 8 x 8 images in Canvas ($75) or Acid Free Paper ($50)
The Fish Keg
SOLD Another 3rd generation Family-owned business, the Fish Keg has been serving no-frills faire the Edgewater and Evanston Community since 1951. I wanted to capture that 50’s sensibility in the aqua tint of the weathered sign in sunlight. The bold Winter Sun also plays off the West-facing façade while a pedestrian pulling a suitcase passes down the darkened sidewalk toward the Howard “L” station.
Should we get something for morning : Bennisones
SOLD Turning West onto Church Street at 4 PM one evening I was caught in the magic of Bennison’s marquee, the warmth of the color in the windows and the number of people still queuing to get inside before they close despite the damp cold of the closing winter night. As an artist I was challenged to see if I could capture that feeling. Bennison’s has been a Northshore institution since 1938. Purchased from the original owner in 1967, the family business is now staffed by its third generation
Chicago Riverwalk @ Wabash
Sold: celebrating Chicago's coming Summer en Plein Air May 2021 PAPC Summer in the City Series #3 $425
Windy City: Promise of Spring
Colorful Pansies await a new home at this local Family Owned Garden Center on Greenbay Road in Evanston: 12 x 12 Oil on Structured Gessobord $375 Imagining Evanston #11
Open for Business: Cross-Rhodes Restaurant on Chicago Ave. -
SOLD Afternoon sun lights up this heritage building in Evanston's South side. I was struck by the detail on the façade of this turn-of-the-century building which has been the home of many businesses serving our community since the 1900's. The late afternoon shadows help to define the historic columns and Steer bust which originally heralded the local Butcher. This long-standing Greek Restaurant on Chicago Avenue in Evanston's South Side i
Chicago Ave- 12/2020
SOLD When I first moved to Evanston, the Coronet Theatre stood between what is now Sketchbook Brewing and Campagnola Restaurant and so I painted the marquee and entrance into the underpainting for this scene but brought forward only the current day view. I loosely painted an artist facing the street, probably sketching and enjoying Southeast Evanston’s local brewery.
Bills Drive in
SOLD Echoing a day gone by, Kids growing up in South Evanston have made Bill’s a regular stop on their afterschool adventures since the 50’s. I used a looser brush stroke to emphasize the informality of this drive in “Burger and Shake Joint”. 12 x 12 Oil on Gessobord.
Sold: Early Winter morning Shadows contract with the warm sunlight on this Edgewater Chicago Scene 10 x 10 Maple Frame $325
Sold: Formerly a Meat-packing business this is now the 1100Florence Gallery
Private Collection 10 x 10 Oil
Chicago Scenes: Fish Keg on Howard
Sold Seafood for the Soul 8x10 Oil on Artboard SOLD
Plein Air Lake Michigan Fall
Available - 8x10 en Plen Air traditionally framed Oil on Board - capturing the last breath of Fall heading North along Lake Michigan's Lakefront - Available 4/1/21
Lake Michigan Oil 10 x 10 Framed (8x8)
Lake Michigan -As seen in on a cold Fall day in 2020 from the Open Lands Park at Fort Sheridan facing North - Oil 10 x 10 Framed
Edgewater-Chicago: Under the "L"
under the "L" 6 x 6 Oil on Panel Framed $125
Available in originals and prints