Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Audrey in Black and Yellow

I painted this 18"x24" acrylic last week. It was a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law, who is a big Audrey Hepburn fan.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

TEDx 2013 Sketches

This past weekend I was invited as a guest sketch artist to the annual TEDx event here in NH. While the speakers gave their presentations, I sat next to the stage and captured their likenesses. It was very challenging, but I surrendered myself to the process and ended up with (in my opinion) very successful work. Many thanks to everyone I met for their affirmation and support!

For pictures of the event, check out the following: http://shenli0731.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/tedxamoskeagmillyard-southern-new-hampshire-university/



 Virginia Prescott

 Sy Montgomery

Felix Warneken

Victoria Arlen

Dick Anagnost

Aaron Tolson

Elaine Hamel

Peter Worrell

Elizabeth Resnick

Kusum Ailawadi

Randolph Langenbach

Dan Habib

Meryl Levin

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Mixed media on matboard. 8"x10"

Monday, October 28, 2013

Gold Face

Acrylic on matboard 8"x10"



Saturday, August 17, 2013


Doodles from photo refs. Graphite on paper.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Death & The Maiden" or "Red & Dead"

Two new paintings, both are 12"x16", acrylic on panel:

Saturday, June 29, 2013

New Commssion Completed

Oil over acrylic on panel. 16"x16" [SOLD]

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Acrylic on panel, 24"x24"

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Getting Some Fresh Air

Dusting off my box easel to begin the outdoor painting season.

Oil on panel.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

...and an American Expat..

Copy of Sargent's "Alfred Wertheimer". Acrylic on cardboard.

Monday, April 8, 2013

2 Spaniards

Copy of Velasquez' "Pope Innocent X". Watercolor and gouache on paper, sealed with acrylic medium.

Copy of Sorolla's "Two Sisters". Watercolor and gouache on paper.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Clever Retort

On this beautiful Saturday I saw this odd object out in the yard and grabbed my watercolors. Believe it or not, it is actually a retort for pyrolyzing wood into charcoal that my father built. I feel like this picture represents a synthesis between my father's creative drive as an engineer and mine as an imagemaker. Also, eccentric forms like this demand to be painted.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Painting - Winter Coat

Acrylic on canvas panel, 2013. 12"x16"


Friday, February 8, 2013

Cityscape I

Acrylic on Panel, 2013.

This is the first in a series of paintings inspired by my stay in Chicago. It feels good to get back to work now that I'm back in NH. I need to get the ideas and feelings out while they're still fresh. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013