GONE ARE THE DAYS . . .

GONE ARE THE DAYS . . .

Suspended . . . Coney Island painting project. The beach, Washington Baths, swimming, blackball, cool sand under the boardwalk, with friends, watching Tuesday night fireworks, Nathan’s hotdogs, French fries and steamed corn. I didn’t get to choose between writing and...

CONEY ISLAND & INDIGO SKY

I have so much going on, there’s barely time to breathe. My Coney Island art project, past and present, is finally installed, and can be viewed until September 30th. The reception, sponsored by Investmark, will include a book signing of my newly released novel,...

CONEY ISLAND: VISIONS FROM THE BOARDWALK

A visit to Coney Island in 2010 and hundreds of photos later, I began painting the Wonder Wheel while studying portraits with my friend, and portrait artist, Laurel Stern Boeck. Laurel said, “You grew up in Coney Island, you love it, why don’t you paint images as an...

I WRITE, and I PAINT!

I write, and I paint. Is it possible to do both? Really? Comic book visuals that captured the hearts of America, mystified me. My pencil crossed the blank page pulling lines to create yesteryear’s super heroine, Wonder Woman. I don’t remember coloring the...

CONEY ISLAND PUMPING STATION UPDATE

Back in the day, the Coney Island Pumping Station saved many lives and properties by providing high-pressure water to firefighters. Educator Merryl Kafka wanted to drive that point home visually — so she wore a firefighter’s helmet to testify at a city Landmarks...

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