Working on this larger landscape.

Posted on November 30, 2021


New Painting

Posted on March 28, 2019










River Rocks Rolling

18″/24″, Oil on Masonite

by Gavin Spielman



Illustration Commissions

Posted on March 21, 2019

And now….Back to Painting

Posted on January 10, 2019

Been a minute, as I have been working on Illustration, teaching and taking care of life. Finally getting back to painting full-time, excited to paint our land and the surrounding area.

Skull Drawing

Posted on October 3, 2018

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Logo and Brand Design Company

Posted on March 26, 2018

Utilizing my skill as a painter, I started a company this last year, called Green Pine Tree Studio. I hope to grow with this, as I have as a painter – and create interesting hand-drawn old school logos.



New Painting

Posted on April 7, 2016

18″/24″, Oil on Masonite Board.

This is on my easel. I am also working on a graphic novel as well as teaching Life Drawing ( figure Study) at Parsons, so I am pretty busy!


Landscape and a portrait

Posted on September 2, 2015


Self Portrait – 2015, June

Posted on June 29, 2015

I’m not sure what happened to my love of drawing people, but I primarily use this skill to help conceive my landscape paintings. Some of my students tell me they like the portraits better – but I am not as social as I should be to render people – and so I call on the mountains. If I had more artist friends, perhaps I would paint them?

I like when someone tells me the work I am doing is ‘done’. I enjoy giving myself over to criticism and understanding I am not the artist if I listen to people who cannot paint – I am the worker working for their pleasure, stopping when their vision is congealed. 

Another thing I love is when someone gets on the train, while I’m typing – and talks lousy and annoyingly about nonsense – and smiles when distracted passengers look her way, out of a selfish narcissistic urge to repel the others space and thought pattern.

The person is talking about the police academy and becoming a cop. Her daughter is glaring at me sad.

I’m not interested in others patterns of self interest – I have my own to contend with. 


Painting Catskill Rapids behind my studio…

Posted on June 11, 2015

I have been working at this painting for about four 4 hour sessions. The build up was deliberate and slow, giving me time to enjoy the process and examine the gray and umber undertones in this otherwise fleeting moment in a rivers life.