Prohibition comes to the restaurant

Announcing a new series of paintings conceived and created for a local craft beer restaurant, Barrel Junction.  

I highly recommend the new restaurant by the chef, Ron DeLuca.  Barrel Junction provides a casual environment, delivering savory American bar food with sophistication and flare that pairs perfectly with the list of craft beers on draft.  And obviously--it's a cool place because my new set of paintings are there!

It was a pleasure developing these paintings to complement the concept and the interior space of the restaurant.

Introducing work that plays off of the theme of the "Prohibition", I wanted to provide a light-hearted and ironic take on consumption with a throw-back spin.  The idea of prohibition agents, community protests, and moonshine inspires a new interpretation of "local" for me.  I've presented both sides of the argument on the walls of Barrel Junction, as literal barrels of beer are being poured out into the sewers.  So much fun.

Click on these photos to see them all!

Click on these photos to see them all!

Collaboration with A Mother's Boutique

I recently had the pleasure of working with Judy Masucci who owns A Mother's Boutique in Wexford. Her store is a wonderful resource for new and expecting mothers as it is a great place to find maternity and breastfeeding supplies, information, and support.  I recently completed a painting for her of a mother of the African Maasai tribe nursing her baby.  This painting was inspired by her time spent in Africa and by Judy's mission to help facilitate breast feeding for new moms.  It was delightful working with her, and it is hanging in her store on Perry Highway!  If you are in the area, and especially if you are a mom--stop by and see her....and my painting!

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Artwork displayed at Espresso a Mano

I just finished hanging some of my new paintings in one of my favorite Italian-inspired coffee shops in Pittsburgh, Espresso a Mano.  Please go and see my work on display while drinking a caffe' macchiato!  Its located in Lawrenceville at 3623 Butler Street 15201 (  The paintings will be hanging until the end of October!  Thanks for your support.