1. San Pedro

    2018-04-10 16:12:00 UTC
    I stayed in an area in Old Havana that was a ten minute walk from the water. I could literally wake up and walk to the water to take in the ocean breeze and watch all of the old 50’s era cars whiz by. There was an aqua green colored…

  2. San Rafael

    2018-04-05 12:04:52 UTC
    One day in Cuba I was walking aimlessly until I found San Rafael. It was a bustling part of town near Parque Central. The streets were filled to the brim with tourists and locals alike. I sat across from La Floridita (which was frequented by Ernest Hemingway) to take a…

  3. Havana Buick

    2018-03-27 13:37:54 UTC
    One of the things I enjoyed most about Havana were all of the old cars. Primarily they were taxis that would attract plenty of tourists. They came in all colors of the rainbow. I took the reference photo for this painting on Avenue del Puerto which was close to wear…

  4. Classic

    2018-03-26 12:03:42 UTC
    One of the things I was looking forward to most about Cuba were the classic cars. I was not disappointed whatsoever. It felt like I was on a movie set with so many cars from the 50s and 60s whizzing by me. For the most part they were unofficial taxi…

  5. Nelson

    2018-03-22 16:11:50 UTC
    One of my main goals during my visit to Cuba was to interact with locals. Due to restrictions on travel it was one of my pre-requisites. I went to Havana for photography and journalistic purposes. I wanted to make sure I documented everything I was doing just in case I…

  6. Callejon de Hamel

    2018-03-19 11:47:50 UTC
    About halfway in my Cuba trip I ran into a schoolteacher named Rafael. He told me about the Afro Cuban Religion in Havana. This place was in Centro Habana and was called Callejon de Hamel. We took a crowded bus outside of Old Havana and ended up there in about…

  7. Merced

    2018-03-18 18:12:46 UTC
    Instead of trying to recount why I created this painting I’m just going share a part of one of my journals from Cuba. This is from my second day in Old Havana.  I moved on to walk through Merced. (The street where I’m staying.) I definitely felt comfortable now. I

  8. Market

    2018-03-16 12:54:50 UTC
    There were a lot of various marketplaces in Old Havana. I appreciated how vibrant the buildings were as I explored the neighborhood. This painting is part of a storefront I noticed while heading to lunch. I painted this while referring to photo reference and I decided to crop to make…

  9. Hot Pink

    2018-03-11 02:43:04 UTC
    When I went to Cuba I decided to leave my iPad behind. I was fearful that it would be taken by officials when I was just trying to create a painting. The trip was primarily about photography and journalism. Art was created while I was in Havana but it was…

  10. Online Shop

    2018-01-25 12:50:11 UTC
    My online shop has been revamped and is open for business! I’ll be selling prints from my series of iPad Paintings on London, Paris, Barcelona, New York and New Haven. The print sizes range from 5x7, 8x10, and 11x14. Simply visit the home page and click Store to get started…

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