As a small child I liked to use perspective to draw Havana-like, royal palm-lined streets full of bistros. I did very little visual art, however, once my 7th grade art teacher flunked me on a still-life project I'd felt very proud of.
      At the University of Cincinnati a decade later, I took a painting course to "try something different." I didn't even know how to behave in an art studio. Trying to look inconspicuous, I got out a tiny brush and began doing a line-painting of the easel directly in front of me. My teacher, Mr. Foster, walked up to me, placed my biggest brush in my hand, and said "Use lots of color and have fun!"

      As you can see on the pages that follow, I did both. Painting initiated me into one of the great adventures of my life. It eventually led me to the New York Art Students' League, to many one-man and group shows, and to being "handled" for a time by the Broadway Gallery of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
      What follow are really visual records of intense or sublime experiences, which you, as viewer, may now enter and enjoy. 
Please...step into the gallery.


Meher Baba Paintings

Art Review from the Myrtle Beach SUN TIMES

"The Life You Save May Be Your Own":
(A recent short story of mine about the
profound Healing power of Art, in my own
life. Published in THE MINDFUL WORD.)


  "What Remains Is the Essence,"
the home pages of Max Reif

, children's stories, "The Hall of Famous Jokes", whimsical prose, songs, and lots more!

a book about working and playing with children

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