Self portraits, nude

acrylic on canvas, 40" x 35.5" 

Summer 1976

August 2020


Tom, For Anne
acrylic on canvas, 36" x 30" November 2019
private collection

Closeups, Tom, for Anne

Mom and Ben, before her stroke
acrylic on canvas 36" x 27"
collection of Benjamin Nakhnikian-Weintraub


I painted mom as she was the summer we visited before her stroke, which paralyzed her left side and left her aphasic. I began this painting during the three years after the stroke, but left it unfinished until after her death. I painted Benjamin as he was at the time I finished the piece, so they exist together, mom in the summer of 2012, Ben in the summer of 2018

Hannah Mute 1 and 2



Hannah Mute #2 February 2011 20" x 22"
artist's collection 
Hannah, Mute #1   January 2011    22" x 16"
 artist's collection
Eric and Chanda Dawson     November 2008      32" x 44"
 private collection 


Spring, Sofia May 2008 21" x 42" artist's collection


Spring, Sofia closeup

Winter was long. People I loved died. Our dog died. I walked our new puppy through the dark and wet. Slowly the morning light returned and the grasses turned green. One morning lavender flowers appeared among the grasses. Each day brought new color. Spring, Sofia is about those colors, the change of seasons and the beauty that change brings. And it is about my oldest daughter. Each color I used in this painting had to be beautiful. The subject is also in the spring of her life, smooth and subtle as the meadow. Even as it arrives I feel the passing of spring and anticipate the departure of this daughter who leaves for college in the fall. My work increasingly depends upon beautiful color to convey what is honorable about the struggles inherent in living.


Healing Spirits Group Portrait with Devon Trottier, V.M.D.

January 2006        63" x 40"       

Sofia and Artemis      December 2002       57" x 30"         

Private Collection

My Cousin Jason (Posthumous)            August 2002      24" x 38"     

Private Collection

Ben and Mystic        January 2003     36" x 30"     

Private Collection

Rodelle and Stanley Weintraub, 50thAnniversary Portrait    August 2003 51 1/2" X 42 1/2"

Private Collection

Hannah's World      March 2004  54" x 34"  

Collection of the Artist

Reading at the Beach (Mystic and Mark)   October 2004  18" x 29" x 32"

donated to auction for Eugene Public Library

Bonny and Amanda     May 2006  24" x 64" 

 Private Collection

Playing in the Absolute Center of My Heart     January 2007  4' x 5' 

Private Collection



Dr. Emma Lee Junior     May 2007 5' x 2'  

Private Collection

Best Friends U-School Class of 1970 (with ARFF) 

 Summer 2006     October 2007 4' x 4'

Private Collection