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Check out my summer "Pop-up" classes!

Contact me ( for all the information you'll need to start/continue your artistic journey.

Monday morning portrait/figure drawing classes:

10am -- 1pm, Bedminster, NJ ($30)

Wednesday morning plein air painting classes:

10am -- 1pm, In/around Clinton, NJ ($30)

Friday morning plein air/figure in Nature painting classes:

10am -- 1pm, In/around Bedminster, NJ ($30)

I'm sorry to say that I will no longer be able to give private lessons on the weekends until further notice.

Farmstead Arts Center Workshops:

One-day weekend workshops in June, July, and August. See the Farmstead website for more info.

450 King George Road in Basking Ridge, NJ • Phone: 347-927-8748 (347-9ARTS4U).  


Upcoming Exhibition:

Simple. Personal. Difficult. The Art of Oscar Peterson
Hudson Park Library (66 Leroy Street, NYC) -- July 1-31, 2019.

Artist Reception Friday, July 19 from 4-6PM.


Show info written by Cordula (my muse) -- I want to tell you why you should see this series of paintings and drawings. Oscar’s art captures people with each brush stroke in a way that hits the viewer directly; it says something that can't be said with words. I believe that's his mission, and he excels at it. Not only is Oscar a talented painter (I’ve posed for many of his paintings and one of them will be in this show), he is also an attentive observer who listens with his eyes and then gives that gift to us. Please come and see us (him in-person, me, in paint) at the artists’ reception!

Selected Awards

Honorable Mention, Jerry’s Artarama Self-portrait contest, 2016, 2019

Multiple Awards, Art Students League Concours Exhibition 2012

Honorable Mention, Jerry’s Artarama 2012, 2011, 2009

Gonzalez/Edwards Travel Grant, Art Students League of New York 2011

First place, Gaelen Gallery Juried Art Show 2011

First Place, SOHO Painting Competition 2011.

Best in Show, Paper Mill Theatre Gallery, MSHAC Juried Show, Millburn, NJ 2011

Award of Excellence, Morristown Community Theater, Morristown, NJ 2010

First place, Gaelen Gallery Juried Art Show 2010

Red Dot winner (Best in-show), Art Students League Concours Exhibition 2009.


Selected Exhibitions

Discovery in the Details, Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair, NJ 2018

“Unbound” (solo exhibition) Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ 2017

“At the Easel” (solo exhibition) Warren Township Library, Warren, NJ 2017

Grant winners Exhibition, Art Students League 2013

Gaelen Gallery Two-person Exhibition 2010, 2011.

MAAC Mentors show, Millburn, NJ 2013 – 2019

Paper Mill Theatre Renee Foosaner Gallery, Group Show, Millburn, NJ 2011.

Gaelen Gallery Juried Art Show 2011.

The Art Students League Concours Exhibition 2009 -- 2012, New York, NY.

Paper Mill Theatre Renee Foosaner Gallery, Group Show, Millburn, NJ 2010.

ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery, New York, NY, 2010

GE Corporate Headquarters Black History Month Exhibition 2010, Fairfield, CT.

“Mostly Paint” (solo exhibition) Millburn Library, Millburn, NJ 2010.


Selected Publications

Strokes of Genius 6

New York Times Sunday edition

New York Times online edition



Drawing and Painting instructor, The Center for Contemporary Art 2014 – Present

Drawing and Painting instructor, The Hunterdon Art Museum 2015 – Present

Drawing and Painting instructor, The Farmstead Arts Center 2016 – Present

Teaching Assistant, Ephraim Rubenstein’s Drawing, Pastel, Oil Painting, Gouache Beginner’s Workshops, Art Students League 2010 – 2015

Monitor for Nelson Shanks, Costa Vavagiakis, Dan Thompson, Max Ginsburg, and Brandon Soloff,

Art Students League 2009 – 2014

Various Workshops, and Private Drawing and Painting lessons



Member of the Portrait Society of America

Millburn Arts Commission Committee member

Gaelen Gallery Art Show Committee member

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