Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad is the most astonishingly beautiful town. Most people who go to Cuba only think about going to Havana, but Trinidad is IT. It looks just like this, for miles and miles: Caribbean-colored houses, Spanish tile roofs, dusty roads, donkeys, and people out everywhere chatting. (OK, I left out the people in this painting.) Anyway, this is just a little 5 x 7 postcard-sized painting that posted on eBay as part of a charity auction to benefit...

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Giveaway! Big Box o Bookish Goodness!

Giveaway! Big Box o Bookish Goodness!

Hi friends! I’m very happy to share a big holiday giveaway with you–including books, cocktail recipes, coloring pages, temporary tattoos, and so much more. It’s happening on my Facebook page through Dec. 23. Head over there now to enter. And stay tuned on Facebook–more giveaways to come in the new year!

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Taxi and Bicycle, New York

Taxi and Bicycle, New York

Another in my “Nine New York Scenes and One Famous New Yorker” series that I’m auctioning off on eBay for charity. If you’d like to read more about why I’m doing this, go...

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Gatsby’s Bar, New York

Gatsby’s Bar, New York

I’ve painted this bar before. I painted it again for some reason–honestly, I can’t remember exactly why. Someone asked me to. Anyway, here it is, in its crazy red glory. I’m auctioning it off for charity on eBay along with a bunch of other paintings of New York, and one painting of a famous New Yorker. You can read more about why I’m auctioning off paintings for charity...

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Chrysler Building in the Distance

Chrysler Building in the Distance

I’m auctioning a bunch of paintings on eBay and donating 100% of the sales to charity. You can go to eBay to see all the paintings. A few days ago I posted another New York painting and said that it was my favorite, but I changed my mind: I think this one is my favorite. I’ll miss it. It’s one of the strange things about painting, as opposed to writing books: Artists sell their paintings and never see them again, but writers...

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Park Avenue, New York

Park Avenue, New York

Here’s a little 8 x 8 painting of Park Avenue, looking toward Grand Central Station. I’m auctioning this painting on eBay to raise money for the American Refugee Committee.  Here’s a link to all the paintings I’m auctioning off for charity. They get 100% of the proceeds–every penny–automatically through eBay’s charity program. You can read more here about why I’m auctioning off paintings for...

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East Village at Sunset

East Village at Sunset

Auction ends Dec 19! Click here to visit eBay & see all the paintings I’m auctioning for charity. How long has it been since I’ve posted a painting? Forever, right? Well, I’m always painting–I just don’t necessarily do anything with them. They tend to stack up. That’s the difficulty with an artistic pursuit like oil painting. What do you do with them once they’re finished? If I were a professional...

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The Girl Waits with Gun Extra-Illustrated Edition

The Girl Waits with Gun Extra-Illustrated Edition

UPDATE: We have a winner! Thanks for playing, everybody! Hi everybody! I made an art project, and now I’m going to give it away to you. Well, to one of you. Behold the totally unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade, extra-illustrated edition of Girl Waits with Gun , created to celebrate the publication of the sequel, Lady Cop Makes Trouble.  I will pause a moment and let you enjoy the pictures. View on Flipagram Cool, huh? If you’d...

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Celebrating 170 Years of Lady Cops

Celebrating 170 Years of Lady Cops

Women were not exactly invited to join the ranks of law enforcement officers: they had to demand to be let in. In the early nineteenth century, civic-minded women turned up at police stations and jails, where they feared women and children would be mistreated if they weren’t looked after properly. They demanded to be allowed to serve, often without pay. They practically had to kick the doors down, but eventually they won, and women began...

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Tour dates!

Here it is, folks! The official Lady Cop tour. Come see me, won’t you? Truly, it makes all the difference in the world to see a few friendly faces out there on the road. Tell your friends, drag them along, and we’ll have a good time.   More tour details...

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