“Ontario Snow Forms”

2006  layered chalk pastel on vellum  24 x 36 in

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“Warm Winter”

2007 chalk pastel on board   48 x 48 in

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“The Exit”

2007 oil paint on canvas   48 x 96 inches

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September 11 Triptych  2002

graphite, oil pastel & collage 48 x 144 in

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Permanent Collection of the September 11 Museum in New York City

“Forest Orchids”

2008   oil paint on canvas   48 x 48 inches

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“Lady Slipper”

2008 oil paint on canvas   12 x 9 inches

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“Male Counterpart”

2009 oil paint on canvas   52 x 36 inches

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“States of Reality” - a six part painting

2010  oil paint on yupo and vellum mounted on clayboard

each panel is 16 x 20 inches   

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“La Gavotte”  (16 canvases)

2011  oil paint on canvas   72 x 108 inches

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“Lie Here and Wait”

2011  watercolor on rag paper    22 x 30 inches

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“Melting Snow”

2011  watercolor  on rag paper   24 x 22 inches

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The September 11 Triptych

A few days after the World Trade Towers fell I had to go to Ground Zero to try to comprehend what had happened. The sky was capped with a lid of smoke. Time stood still in the continuity of the fires and emergency lights. There was no sense of day or night. The wreckage turned the space inside out and upside down. Everything on the ground had a new unified identity called “rubble”. The landscape itself was transformed into de Kooning’s painting “Excavation”.


I stayed at Ground Zero for a full day taking it all in - the images, the feelings, the smoke and gray ash. When I returned to the studio I cut up a charcoal study that I had previously drawn from my mentor's painting “Excavation”, and started to build the foundation of the triptych with the collage of the drawing parts. By adding graphite and acrylic gel medium  with a brush, and drawing with oil pastels my observations and sensations unfolded onto three panels.


A year after the "September 11 Triptych" was completed I learned that de Kooning had used a reproduction of Brueghel’s “The Triumph of Death” to inspire his painting “Excavation”. Brueghel’s Medieval painting depicts the doom that humanity self-inflicts through war, religious intolerance, greed, and other destructive tendencies. Brueghel’s subject has repeated itself throughout the years all over the world, and it found its way into “Excavation”, and de Kooning passed it on to me in the “September 11 Triptych”.

Joan Levy Hepburn  2011

“Changing Horses in Mid Stream”

2013   oil paint on canvas   37 x 49 inches

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“Heads and Tails” 

2013   oil paint on canvas    37 x 49 inches

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“Cave Entrance” 

2013   oil on canvas    37 x 49 inches

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“Ancient Civilization” 

2013   oil on canvas    37 x 49 inches

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Stream Paintings

Winter Landscapes

Forest Landscapes

“Bones”

2013  oil on canvas   37 x 49 inches

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“Skin”

2013  oil on canvas  37 x 49 inches

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“Stream”

2013  oil on panel   16 x 12 inches

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“White Horse”

2013   oil on canvas   37 x 49 inches

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“What Comes Around”

2014   oil on canvas   37 x 49 inches

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