‘Seven Deadly Sins’ paintings: Blow-ups & Interpretations.

Deadly sins in some faiths today refer to behavior outside the norm, acts  that estrange  people from "being right with God." (Catholics also call these less serious transgressions "cardinal" or "capital" sins, the latter because they engender other sins or vices. "Mortal" sins, by contrast, are much more serious and include such acts as murder and other felony crimes.) Paintings —  Bad people, according to some Faiths. The Deadly Sins series. A Public Relations message about a recent … [Read more...]

Lust, blue collar crime, and A DEATH IN BELMONT.

I've been reading a lot of true crime books lately as well as finishing up a series of paintings I call "The Seven Deadly Sins."  Currently, I'm reading Sebastian Junger's A death in Belmont, and my painting of "Lust" in the series seems especially apropos. You see, the book is about the sex-crazed Boston Strangler who terrorized parts of Boston during the 1960's. Blue collar crime...and lust. Here's a summary of the book: A fatal collision of three lives in the most intriguing and original … [Read more...]

Announcing the Launch of an art gallery.

World premiere.It's opening night (or day, depending on your time zone ) for a new art gallery.Kinda exciting.  After hoping to do something like this for years, the stars aligned and a gallery for paintings and prints materialized.Click here for the gallery. I trust the crowds at the opening aren't overwhelming. Probably won't be because there aren't free cheese, crackers, and wine. Back in the day, I used to almost subsist on gallery openings and their food in New York City.If paintings or … [Read more...]