November 16, 2017

November Browns

Brings brown.
Brun branches.
Taupe trees.
Tan tall grass.

Dirt brown ground.
Stone stones.
Brown is beautiful.
Against baby blue skies.

Pastel, 5x7, $110.

November 7, 2017

Flower in the Sun

Catch the sun in a flower before the frost does. 

Janis Joplin sang "Flower in the Sun.

Pastel, 8x10, $150.

November 1, 2017

Raining Leaves

A quiet street. Not a soul around.
But the leaves put on a show anyway.
Like acrobats they glide thru the air, 
flying with the greatest of ease.
Like dancers they pirouette,
turning, and whirling.
Done- they nosedive, nudged by the wind.
And like trained pilots, 
land with precision, 
on a runway of pillows-
red, orange, yellow and green.

Pastel, 5x7, $100.

October 23, 2017

Dizzy Gillespie 100th birthday

In celebration of the anniversary of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie’s 100th birthday, author David G. Brown shares his intimate experiences and memoirs of this magical musician in his book "Shadowing Dizzy Gillespie." 

This is the art I did for the cover. 
See the book here.

See Dizzy play here. And here.

Mixed Media, 6x9, [Commission- Alaska]

October 18, 2017

4 swans- danse des petits cygnets, pas de quatre

This was a commission painting that I forgot to put up!

4 swans
Arm in arm.
Hand in hand.
In sync.
Must dance as one.
When they part– they float to the ground.
As we all do if not together.

Watch them dance

Pastel, 20 x 9, [commission, Canada]

October 5, 2017


I started this painting right after 9/11 and didn't finish it not knowing that it would never be finished:

Thousands of tears. 
For New York, Orlando, Virginia, Newtown, Boston, Colorado, Wisconsin, Seattle, Texas, Little Rock, Las Vegas, and on and on and on.
The droplets shed from tired, troubled, fearful, sad eyes should not be wasted. 
They must sprinkle the flowers we leave for those we cry.

Pastel, 11.5 x 9.5

September 12, 2017

After the storms:
The beauteous blue.
The silky sea.
The ruffled edge.
The subtle sky.
The silence.
Defies it.

Pastel, 10 x 8 

August 1, 2017

Oasis in a desert, Bohoy

Two lovebirds coo in the desert.
Roses and cactus.
A diamond appears.
An oasis!

Pastel 8x10, commission SOLD

July 24, 2017

BAD banner, Bohoy

I'm happy to announce that my rose painting was chosen for the BAD (Beverly Arts District)
spring/summer banners lining downtown Cabot street in Beverly MA. 

Pastel, 2007

July 12, 2017

Windhover, Paul Taylor master class, Bohoy

Paul Taylor master class.

Modern, contemporary
We all move like glass.

Dance mirrors don't speak
But we all take a peek.

It's early morning.
The air is hot.

We dance to the music
And sweat a lot.

Pastel 7.5 x 9.5

Windhover was established in Pigeon Cove, a small village by the sea in Rockport, Ma. on five acres of farmland by dancer Ina, and Herb Hahn. They converted the barn into a dance studio, the stable into a library, sheds and out-buildings into dormitories for a performing arts camp, a chapel/theater, and an outdoor stage for dance and theater performances (a mini Jacob's Pillow). Today, besides dance classes, they present unique and historic dance performances. A gem.