Sunday afernoon studio photograph.


I’m still exploring the camera on my Samsung phone. This photo was altered using the Aviary app, and the effect setting is called Cruz. The original is below.


As I said I’m still exploring the camera, but it is amazing what is available. Is it of any use to me as a painter? Maybe. I have seen some work being done using tablets and phones and I feel it’ still too early to say where it will all go. I do think that someday someone will create something great using a phone, Twitter, and a Facebook page…it just won’t be this painter.

Have you met…Thomas Nozkowski?

Introductions can be wonderful things. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends through an introduction. Sometimes you can be introduced to your new favorite food, television show, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists.

The artist I’d like to introduce you to is the painter Thomas Nozkowski.


Thomas Nozkowski, Untitled (8-50) oil on linen on panel, 22 x 28 inches

Thomas Nozkowski (b. 1944, Teaneck, New Jersey) received a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union Art School in New York City in 1967. The artist, who is known for his small-scale abstract paintings, began exhibiting in group shows in 1973, and made his solo debut in 1979. By 1982, the Museum of Modern Art, New York had acquired a painting from an early one-person exhibition for their permanent collection. In addition to a 2009 retrospective of his work at the National Gallery of Canada, Nozkowski’s paintings have been featured in more than 300 museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide, including nearly 70 solo exhibitions.