Sunday, July 26, 2020

World Chaos - My Collages

Unlike with my watercolors, when I’m working in collage, I prefer the surreal.
Though some of these were completed pre-pandemic, the symbolism feels particularly relevant now.

My surreal musings on the chaos of the world.

A balm for those weary of chaos.

My yin-yang of the state of the world: out of balance —the natural + the man-made.

More surreal musings on the chaos of the world.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sky + Sea Watercolors - Abstracts from My Travels

Even my abstracts are nature based. Here the sun penetrates the sea.

I see marine life in curious ways: with all their myriad shapes and colorful splendor.

I see the world in all its delightful mix of colors, shapes, and textures.

Many times I take my inspiration from the forms I see in the sky and sea.

In my sky, even the clouds have brilliant hues

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Watercolors - Travels in Spain

These are some of my watercolors from my many travels in Spain.

While Ronda, one of Spain’s Pueblos Blancos (White Villages) has always been a tourist focal point, I found plenty of serenity by hiking down to the bottom of the narrow gorge that defines the city’s geography.

Another of my daydreams: a village in Spain as seen through a rain-streaked window. Though I always prefer sun streaming through glass, in Spain even dreary weather is atmospheric and fills me with wonder and optimism.

Another pastoral village in Spain that gives me joy and instills me with a sense of tranquility and calm.

I spent many summers in this petite, isolated hamlet that’s snuggled in a deep, verdant valley three hours north of Madrid. Being enveloped by nature as I was there is what I crave right now.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

A Luxe, Activity-Laden Resort in Rhode Island

After months of sheltering at home, most people in the Northeast are craving a getaway that safe. Ideally — at least for me — that means staying at a resort with myriad outdoor activities where it’s easy to socially distance with your partner, family or by yourself; where you don’t have to forsake delectable cuisine and fine wines; where you can order a multi-course picnic served on your private deck overlooking a pond; where you can put your pandemic worries on hold as you luxuriate in a jacuzzi tub in your two-story contemporary villa. The 3,500-acre Preserve Sporting Club and Residences in Rhode Island is just a short drive from New York City. This is my latest for Forbes on The Preserve Sporting Club and Residences.

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