Visitors to GO open studios nominated ten artists for inclusion in a group exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, opening on December 1, 2012. Museum curators visited the studios of these artists to curate a focused exhibition from the work they saw. The featured artists (those selected from the nominees by the curators) were announced on November 15.
- Elevator / Ground Floor: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Child-Friendly Art: Yes
- Pet-Friendly Building: Yes
- Strollers Welcome: Yes
My storefront/studio space on 5th Ave is open by appointment and by luck. I am in my studio after 9pm most evenings.
I consider myself to be first and foremost a portrait painter. I trace my painting career back to a cartoon I created in 1986. The cartoon depicted a forehead, a caricature of my own face from the eyes up. From there I started painting "forehead portraits" that captured my subjects from the nose up. I have moved down the face over the years, but my focus on close-up portraiture remains. Whether I'm painting a fraction or an entire face, in a whimsical or realistic way, what remains consistent is my interest in creating a well crafted, arresting image.