News from the studio

Jase's Bike with Heart

September 11, 2019 - 8:26am

Jase's Bike with Heart is one of my most popular images.
I've made it as prints and t shirts

the drawing originally came from a pre painting study of the  bike.

Jase had commissioned a painting of his bike as he was deteriorating from ALS.

He was a great guy, it was a privledge to know him. I wish ALS was curable.
I was so moved by his grace, he is often in my thoughts.

I sat on the drawing for a long time.  
years later in the fall after my brother died

my sisters and I texted alot. there were alot of hearts, broken hearts, and love for each other in a hard time.

The image came back to me and I made the heartlike seat into a heart and made a print.

the bike looks so sweet so rough

It felt to me like an homage to hope, hope though loss.

to move forward...

WIP Penelope‘s Basket Bike

September 5, 2019 - 7:25am


After cleaning my brushes I shook them at the painting.
Didn’t think thinner would come out of them
it did and sprayed the lower left corner of the picture.
I decided to leave it because it’s honest and I like it.

Painting vs. Illustration

September 4, 2019 - 9:46am

The difference between painting and illustration is the surface.
In painting the surface is a recording of time, of thought.
In illustration it is the image alone that matters.
In painting much is lost in a production. In Illustration reproduction is the point.

Revel Run 5K

August 30, 2019 - 8:21am

Please join me running the Revel Run 5K on October 6.
This is the second edition of this race we started last year inspired by my brother Pavel's memory.
It was a good time and I am deeply moved and grateful that the event is back for another year.
The race embodies the spirit and values with which Pavel lived his life:
bringing people together around community, civic engagement, health and wellness and celebrating the incredible LES neighborhood.

All net proceeds will benefit University Settlement Society of New York’s Beacon program,
which provides after-school activities, sports teams, and arts and music classes to students throughout the neighborhood.

Pav would have been proud!
 sign up at



New Stuff!!

August 29, 2019 - 11:06am

The musette tote and calendar are now available on site!!



The musette is perfect for fall,  and the calendar lasts all year long!
 click on images to order or see all the stuff on the stuff page.