In 1980 I must have become nostalgic for my urban
roots as I began painting cityscapes, excited by elements of photorealism.
I started in Maine with Ellsworth and Bangor and continued with
any town or city that offered interesting reflections in storefront
windows. My favorite was New York where I would visit my brother,
Peter. Unfortunately I did not visit my sister Sophie and her husband
Bob Gordon during this period, hence no paintings of my hometown,
Chicago. I did make use of Lowell, Lawrence, Worcester, Boston,
Santo Domingo, Montreal and other cities. One of these reflection
paintings belongs to my dentist, Jim Sparaga in Machias, Maine.
I overheard him tell a client (while he was drilling on me) that
the artist had painted it in the Caribbean. It actually was based
on a reflection with a potted palm in a real estate office window
in New Bedford. But I couldn't say anything.