Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Marcus Oldesly (1796-1874)

Complete November 2104. sold.

Captain, The Hon. Edmund Phipps (1760-1837)

Fairly large can, a 24oz, Bud. Good find as far as cans go. This is The Honorable Edmund Phipps, an English chap, third son of Henry Phipps, 1st Earl of Mulgrave. The original was painted in 1788, by Richard Cosway, when the sitter was 28. Complete Nov. 2014. Sold

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Original White Trash from 2003

I was enamored to revisit this piece from my first show in 2004, when I saw this recently at an old friends house. Notice the complete lack of painting except for a blocking in of the coat and tie and slight tint to the cheeks. This is Julius Pringle a relative on my dad's side of the family and the original of this miniature can be found in the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, SC where I grew up.
I love this no less than my current paintings which show what painting the same thing 700 times over the course of 11 years does to develop a painting style.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Rawlings Lowndes (1721-1800)

Rawlin was a lawyer and politician, president/governor of South Carolina. I also know Lowndes Grove exists currently as a very nice old mansion on the Ashley River in Charleston which belonged to his son, where I have been to a few good oyster roasts. Painting complete 2013. Sold.


Original is in The National Gallery in DC. Complete August 2012. Sold.

Mrs. Hillman

Meet Mrs Hillman. Sold

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Harriet Sully

Her name is Harriet Sully and I am not sure of her story. Complete, 2014. Sold.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Thomas Fenwick Drayton (1808-1891)

Drayton was an Army Brigadier-General, a planter and was active in the development of the railroad in South Carolina and Georgia. Drayton Hall is a much visited plantation in Charleston, SC, kept intact by seven generations of the family. Complete 2014. Sold.

William Cress

A native of London, William Cress immigrated to Baltimore in 1769 and became a lawyer. He fathered 12 children with his wife Mary Havens Cress. Complete 2014. Sold.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Young Catesby ap Roger Jones (1821-1877)

Catesby ap Roger Jones, which means Catesby, son of Roger Jones in the Welsh language, was Executive Officer of the ironclad, Virginia. When the Commanding Officer became wounded, Jones took temporary command, leading the ship during her historic engagement with the USS Monitor, March 6 1862. Sold.

Rosalba Peale (1799-1874)

The original was painted by Anna Claypoole Peale of her younger cousin, Rosalba. Rosalba was named after a Venetian miniaturist, emphasizing the Peale's faith in the continuity of both the art and the family. This painting was completed in November 2012 and is now sold.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Marisa is a mysterious portrait of unknown origin. She has kind of intense, nice eyes. Complete 2013 and is sold.

Mrs. John Izard Middleton (1793-?)

Otherwise known as Eliza Augusta Falconet. In 1810 Eliza, a native of France, married John Izard Middleton of of Middleton Place, a large estate near Charleston. Middleton himself was an artist, mostly of Italian panoramas. Together they traveled extensively, especially in Italy. Complete 2014.


Jane was complete in 2014 and is no longer available.


Adrianna on Fanta Orange was completed in 2014.
not available.


This handsome young man was completed in 2014 and is sold.

Mary Robinson

This portrait is copied from an American miniature from the Rosenbach Museum collection in Philadelphia. Complete in 2013. Sold.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mrs. Ryerson

 The original is by George Washington Tyler. It's a fine example of the expertise he achieved in the field of portraiture before his death at the age of 28. I meant to paint this one and Priscilla for some time. Love. 2014.

Horace Walpole

Original by Rosalba Carriera. Sold. 2014


The origin of this painting is not known to me. Sold. 2014

Antonio Canova (1757-1822)

Antonio Canova was an Italian sculptor. The original was a pastel by Hugh Douglas Hamilton, 1790. Sold.


This painting is after Archibald Robertson(1789-1864), a Scottish born painter who operated the Columbian Academy of Painting in NYC with his brother Alexander. This original is in the Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia. Unavailable.  2014

Other Brother

This is also originally by Archibald Robertson, in the collection of the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia. 2014. Sold.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Alice, blue

The origin of this portrait miniature is not known to me. Interesting style, almost naive. 2013. Sold.

Mrs. Laura Johnston (1795-1883)

Laura Woolsey, also known as Mrs. William Samuel Johnson.  A member of the prominent Conneticut based Woolsey family, she frequently stayed in New Haven while her husband worked at his legal firm in New York. They were happily married for over fifty years,  during which they lost two children in infancy and raised four to adulthood. Completed November 2011. Sold.

Arthur Nathaniel

The original is from the Rosenbach Museum's collection. Sometimes they had info on the painter of their miniatures but rarely knew much about the sitters as was the case here. So I named him Arthur.
2013. Sold.

Boy on Miller

Unknown Boy on Miller can. Original is in the National Portrait gallery. Complete January 2013. Sold

Mrs. Elizabeth Dunlap (1768-1848)

Elizabeth Woolsey, from an old conservative New York family,  married William Dunlap in 1789. William who was a multifaceted artist and was also involved in the theater, traveled continuously and painted this portrait of his wife perhaps as a surrogate during his long absences. Completed December 2011. Sold.