For 40+ years I have been an oil painter of the urban landscape. The older buildings and side streets of New York hold a special fascination for me as I try to capture the texture, detail and especially the light of the city. My work documents what is so familiar that you can walk by without noticing it, and yet tomorrow it may be gone. I am a realist painter who sees the soul of the city through time. Time changes buildings, casting shadows at different hours of the day, turning concrete brick, stone and wood into patterned abstraction—if you are looking. I am intrigued by reflections, by the paradox of seemingly fixed materials in transition, depending on the sky, the sun, the moment.