American Flag Oil Painting

One of the most iconic American symbols and most recognizable flags of the world is the flag of the United States of America.  I painted this original oil painting for my solo corporate art exhibit at the Fidelity Investments headquarters in Boston.  Measuring over 5 feet wide and painted in my contemporary monochromatic style this American Flag painting is quite large and imposing.  Probably...
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“Nighthawks” Edward Hopper Oil Painting

In 2007 I attended Edward Hopper’s retrospective exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  It was his largest exhibit in decades.  Among all of his great works was his most famous masterpiece “Nighthawks”.  Easily this painting is one of the most widely recognized paintings of the 20th century and one of my favorites.  ”Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper resides...
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Contemporary Oil Painting Portrait

Having started painting portraits again I have found myself looking for better source material.  The common way of going about collecting images for portraits is to use celebrity photographs.  The problem that arises with painting celebrities is that I don’t really know them or having any form of connection to them since I’ve never met them.  This has led me to search out source...
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“Girl with a Pearl Earring” Contemporary Portrait

One of my all time favorite Vermeer paintings and arguably one of his most famous works of art is the “Girl with the Pearl Earring”.  It’s often known as the “Mona Lisa of the North” or the “Dutch Mona Lisa” as it’s popularity has world wide reach and recognition.   Painted around 1665 during the Dutch Golden Age of painting it is rumored that...
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Fidelity Boston Corporate Art Exhibit

I’m pleased to announce that this week I have just installed a 16 painting show at Fidelity’s corporate headquarters in Boston, MA.  The solo exhibit features blurscape oil paintings as well as my contemporary portraits.  This art show at Fidelity represents the largest showing of my paintings this year as well as some of my largest.  For this show I created vertical blurscapes...
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Henry VIII Painting Exhibit

Join us Saturday evening on February 12th from 7-9pm for the opening reception for Stephen F. Smalley’s “Henry VIII” painting exhibit.  Wine and light refreshments will be served.  The exhibit will be on display from Feb 12th - March 5th. Turning 70 this April, Smalley was raised in Boston, then Quincy, and over thirty years ago, he maintained a studio of several years...
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