Category Archives: In the Studio

“The Reaper” Accepted as a Finalist in the 14 Annual Art Renewal Center Salon Competition

“The Reaper ” an 18″x 32″ oil on panel allegoric painting inspired by Stephen King’s novel  The Stand, has been accepted into the ARC’s  Annual International Salon Competition,  This is the 8 th year in a row an  “A -Maitz- ing ” painting has been part of the selected works in this prestigious show. <>

Failed Birdnapper

I just finished a small 12” x 9” oil begun on location and finished in the  studio with additional research. It is of a sea rover who is attempting to recapture parakeets that got loose, originally taken from Australia. The idea that world travelers have been “migrating” species by virtue of their maritime travels for centuries was the inspiration for the final painting.

Florida Panther


I recently painted this Florida panther in watercolor as a gift . Other sketches I did of the only living species of large cats in the Eastern US were auctioned to The Nature Conservancy, to help  preserve and expand their territory. A female panther was recently sighted north of their present range, so there is hope for this endangered species which is Federally protected.