I enjoy working on paintings the size of a bug under the microscope to that of an allegorical landscape on canvas at 8 feet tall. Below I have provided samples from different painting series accomplished over time.

Painting Series Listed Below: 

1. Large Landscape Painting2. Warhorse/Warrior Series lll3. New England Rock Series / Florida Clusters Series 4. Botanical Illustration / Natural Science Illustration5. Plein Air Painting6. Figure/Portraiture7. Published Work


Path to the Creekoil on canvas 5'x7'

Path to the Creekoil on canvas 5'x7'


Spring Birth   Acrylic on canvas 6'x7'                           

Spring Birth  

Acrylic on canvas 6'x7'                           

 

Tidal Pool #5                               Acrylic on canvas 2ft x 2ft  

Tidal Pool #5                              

Acrylic on canvas 2ft x 2ft

 

 

Purple Loosestrife Watercolor & gouache on paper 30"x40"  

Purple Loosestrife

Watercolor & gouache on paper 30"x40"

 

 

Shinglekill Falls, NY                          Oil on canvas    

Shinglekill Falls, NY                         

Oil on canvas  

 


Male Portrait in oil on canvas

Male Portrait in oil on canvas

 

Forest Canopies 2nd Edition

by Margaret Lowman & H. Bruce Rinker

Published by Elsevier Press 2004

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Path to Keter & Crown of Quartz          Acrylic on canvas 6'x7.5'

Path to Keter & Crown of Quartz         

Acrylic on canvas 6'x7.5'

 

Florida Cluster #4                       Acrylic on canvas 36"x 36"                      

Florida Cluster #4                      

Acrylic on canvas 36"x 36"                      

 

Japanese Shore Crab   Watecolor         

Japanese Shore Crab   Watecolor         

Starfish in Shell   Watercolor on paper

Starfish in Shell   Watercolor on paper


Lake Study                                   Acrylic on panel 8"x8"  

Lake Study                                  

Acrylic on panel 8"x8"

 


Female Model in oil on canvas

Female Model in oil on canvas

 

Lake Minnetonka Garden Club

News Letter

Trout Lily Illustration

Large Landscape Series

After graduating college with a BFA in Art & Design from the Pratt Institute, NY, I recieved a three month Artist-in-Residency Award from the Woodstock School of Art in Woodstock, NY. It was during this time that I began painting the large landscape series. Four of these canvases were displayed in the windows at Macy's Herald Sq., 34th St. NYC. The painting to the left, 'In Praise of All Things', was chosen for a 2 year installation at the American Embassy Residency in Sarajevo, Bosnia through the Art in Embassy Program, Washington, DC.

A Hudson Valley  triptych in oil 4'x12'

A Hudson Valley  triptych in oil 4'x12'


warhorse/warrior

series iii

It was during the Kosovo War of 1999 that I began to paint the 'Warhorse/Warrior Series III'. My paintings tell an illustrated story of the wounded warrior coming home from battle in the Dark Ages and entering into the promise of the 21st Century.  In each new painting, his journey continues along the path towards healing and spiritual growth through the personification of his warhorse."  

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new england rock series

florida clusters series

To create these paintings, I would spend my free time working on site among the rocky tidal pools during the low tide.  There I could find an array of colors, shapes and sizes of both living and organic objects to incorporate into my larger works.  (Click image below for more images)

 

botanical illustration

natural science illustration

While living on the island of St. Croix, USVI, I began to teach myself how to illustrate botanicals. The cottage was on the outskirts of a tropical rainforest were there was an abundance of flowering plants and trees. By year 2000, I took a two year certificate program at the Rhode Island School of Design majoring in Natural Science Illustration.

Iris Composition   Watercolor on paper

Iris Composition   Watercolor on paper

 

plein air painting

There is nothing I enjoy more on a beautiful day then to spend a few hours working on a painting outdoors.

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figure & portrait

drawing & painting

One major challenge for me was to be able to draw and paint the human anatomy. For many years I struggled with this until deciding to register for studio courses at the Art Student’s League of NY. I am now a lifetime member of the League.

Commission for tv show Jerseylicious Acrylic on canvas11"x14"

Commission for tv show Jerseylicious

Acrylic on canvas11"x14"

 

published illustrations