I made this frame out of figured walnut, this kind of wood very rare and I only had a few short pieces, enough to make this frame. In this case I made the frame about a year before making the painting to fit in it.
I attended Ramapo state College where I studied welded steel sculpture and life drawing, while working full time with a furniture designer / builder. I worked with the company for several years and continued to attend classes at Ramapo and Parsons School of design in NYC. In 1994 I started my art and design company and made original art and furniture for clients throughout NYC and New Jersey. In 1999 my wife, Laurel Bissonette and I opened the Laurel Tracey gallery in Red bank, NJ specializing in contemporary American art. I’m best known for large abstractions incorporating a variety of mediums including iron, stainless steel, encaustic and lacquer.