I had a great deal of fun with this series.  Much of it is done tongue in cheek.  The sexual innuendoes of mushrooms and navel oranges were deliberate. The names of the canned and wrapped fruits and vegetables were too good to be true.  Imagine my joy when I found a label that said “Thoroughly Modern Mushrooms”.  The act of reflection was a constant theme in this series. What is real, what is not? That applies to the vegetables, fruit, and their reflections.  It probably applied to me too because I was leaving art school to face an uncertain future. 
I’ve lost track of many of these paintings as most are in private collections. I still smile when I see one. They are like old, bold friends. In the end they were my talisman, sending me forward boldly into life.  




The Grand Union Series
1976-1978, and now continued in 2013...
 Bermuda Reflections
2013
Oil on Canvas
30X24
​Curator Selection 2013
Private Collection
Bermuda Onions
2013
Oil on Canvas
34X34
Curator Selection 2013
Branded and Boxed Lemons
2013
Oil on Canvas
28X36
Private Collection


 Garlic Striptease #1
2014
Oil on Canvas
24X24
Private Collection
 Vegetable Striptease #1
2014
Oil on Canvas
24X24

 Spilled Seed #1
2014
Oil on Canvas
20X24
Juried selection 2016
Private Collection
 Vegetable Striptease #2
2014
Oil on Canvas
24X24
Juried Selection 2016
Curator Selection 2015
Private Collection
 Fat Mucket Mussels #1
2014
Oil on Canvas
16X20
Destroyed
Tutto Rosso
2015
Oil on Canvas
18X24
1st Place, Oil, 2015 Beaux Arts, White Plains, NY
Juried Selection 2016
Private Collection
 Sweet Reds
2015
Oil on Canvas
18X24

Tutto Rosso - Crushed
2016
Oil on Canvas
24X24
1st Place, Oil/Acrylic, 2016 101st Juried NRAA Exhibitiion
Juried Selection, 2016
Juried Selection, 2017
Curator Selection, 2017
3rd Place, Oil, 2017, Beaux Arts, Bronxville, NY
Tutto Rosso - Sauce
2016
Oil on Canvas
24X24

Hot Red Chili Peppers With A Twist of Lime
2016
Oil on Canvas
20X24
Juried selection, 2017
 Spilled Seed #2
2016
Oil on Canvas
16X20
Private Collection

The Most Recent Paintings in the Series:
Tutto Rosso Peeled Plum #2
2016
Oil on Canvas
18X18
Private Collection

Tutto Rosso Peeled Plum #1
2016
Oil on Canvas
20X20


Spilled Seed #3
2017
Oil on Canvas
18X18


Biologically Organic
2017
Oil on Canvas
18X24