Oil and Marble



New Novel Coming April 2020

It's finally official. My new novel is Raphael, Painter in Rome It will be published (once again by Arcade) in April 2020 in time for the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death (he died on April 6, 1520). Raphael. Even if... Continue Reading →


12 Art Museums That Will Change the Way You See the World

On my most recent trip to Europe, I realized that a few art museums have profoundly affected the way I see the world. These museums showed me something new and unexpected; they shifted my perspective. And isn't that what we... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Thankful for Art

I know most people would publish this post ON Thanksgiving,  but I thought of it on Thanksgiving Day and had to let the idea roast a while... So I offer you this bit of gratefulness to distract you on Cyber... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Must See Art in Italy

Since my bestselling novel, Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo, is art historical fiction set in Italy, a lot of fans ask: "What art MUST I see when traveling to the peninsula? And what if I'm NOT an aficionado?... Continue Reading →

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