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This work represents my personal exploration of images related to my interest in Coney Island and mixed media (digital and traditional). The work… Read More
This work represents my personal exploration of images related to my interest in Coney Island and mixed media (digital and traditional). The work blends my ability to be fluent in both traditional media like painting and drawing, together with digital imagery. Read Less
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  Coney Island Inspired Paintings and Drawings 
These paintings and drawings were created as part of the Master of Fine Arts process at William Paterson University in NJ. As a departure from my work as an illustrator, I had some time to delve into some ideas that I have been working on for many years. I have  been very interested in the Coney Island of the early 1900s- the precursor to the modern entertainment parks like Disney World- and other major attractions. When I visit Coney today, I can still see and feel echoes of that distant past. The work that follows represents the visual musings that I went through, that led to a final thesis project for my MFA.
 Mixed media - acrylic and collage elements from storyboard concepts for Coney children's book
  "Coney Girl"   Mixed media: acrylic and pasted digital images. This is a concept for upcoming Coney Island book concepts that I am developing.
 Series of 24 x 24 images depicting iconic images from Coney Island
 Coney "Bowery" Streetscape - Mixed media: Acrylic paint and digital collage.
 "Cyclone Side"  Mixed media: Acrylic and digital collage
 Concept sketches related to imagery inspired by Coney Island boardwalk. These ideas became part of a three-dimensional concept for an installation that was part of my thesis work.
 Upper Image: Maquette for 3-D concept for MFA installation. Wood and metal rods.

Lower image: Mixed media sketch: Pen, paint sticks and wire screen collage.