May 1, 2020

This fabulously talented and great-spirited photographer that I first met at an Affordable Art Fair in NYC some years ago has started a new project and is looking for subjects. All that is required is that you email him. 

Barry Cawston is tremendously talented in his ch...

February 2, 2018

Don't even think about not going!

The Affordable Art Fair NYC is back for their spring fair!  Over 70 galleries from around the globe will welcome you to the Metropolitan Pavilion this March 2018. Explore fabulous artwork & galleries! Book ur tickets now! 


December 15, 2017

So the big question is why a gallery would ever remove an artist’s painting from the wall because a patron walks in and says it is derogatory towards women? Especially when it is not. Or even if it is. What happened to freedom of creative expression? This is exactly wh...

April 2, 2017

The Affordable Art  Fair kicked off in NYC this weekend and, with my press pass in hand yesterday, I had a meander through the multitude of art work. I found this AAF to be the best in ages. It's such a great big fun event and had definitely an #arthappy buzz about it!...

July 28, 2016

Watching this clip by Marsha Onderstijn, an artist who studied animation in Breda, The Netherlands, made me feel like a part of me slowly died. I just could not stop watching. The sadness. The clarity and acute emotion. Beautiful.

The music is by Ramon de Wilde.

June 9, 2016

So I am thinking about a meander through New York City on Sunday. This place is so fraught with possibilities that it is hard to figure out what to do first. I always start with the idea of food, like a place like ....oh, possibly just a bagel place is fine. I would st...

March 29, 2016


The picture speaks a thousand words.  




See you there! 





March 29, 2016

I was so impressed with this image by Brooklyn street artist, Elle, and the perfect stature of this ballerina. I don't necessarily want to write about it and fawn over it; it is just inspiring and uplifting to view. 


A shout out to my new Metro North friend, Nitin and...

October 19, 2015

"The purpose of a painting is to change your life." Never truer words have been spoken. I came across random paintings on Twitter this morning and I was floored. That lead me also to a Pinterest board. The pieces' vibrant color and their likeness to Rorschach tests rea...

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