Author: Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine has been painting landscapes, portraits and still lives for 35 years. He studied watercolor and oil painting with his father, the caricaturist and painter David Levine, and others. He is also the Director of Marketing and Communications for Research to Prevent Blindness, a New York-based nonprofit that supports medical research.

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine, “Thinking of Pay Dirt” Response Pay Dirt By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Jimmy finally hit pay dirt at the Alanon lunch meeting on his next to last …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine, “Unfinished Business” Inspiration piece Anne Hutchison By Robert Haydon Jones Response The moment the artist showed Jimmy O’Hara the watercolor of the space where the bar that had been …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine “Rip Tide” Response By The Sea Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Jimmy O’Hara often wept as the crash boat banged through the chop Sunday nights returning him …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine “Post Tropical” Inspiration piece Fox Time By Robert Haydon Jones Response Jimmy stood behind a bush with his boys just outside the cage and waved and …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine “River’s Edge” Response Sing Along By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Jimmy O’Hara was 15 when he met Joy Levy, his counselor at the summer camp the town …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine “Survivor” Inspiration piece One Bad Day By Robert Haydon Jones Response The pitch that broke Jimmy O’Hara’s left forearm was an ordinary fastball in the mid-80s hurled by a …

 

Matthew Levine and Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine “The Kiss” Response Audrey By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece The amazing thing about the kiss is that every time you see it – the instant their lips touch – …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine “Whispering Pines” Inspiration piece Photo Finish By Robert Haydon Jones Response If there were a guy who would suddenly pop up in front of you with a slate with …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine Conversation with the angel Watercolor Response Mercy By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece The first thing Terry did when the doctor told him he was okay to leave the hospital …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine First Snow, Gray’s Creek Watercolor Inspiration piece The Ground By Robert Haydon Jones Response Jimmy O’Hara might never have seen the book, “Wild Life of Coastal New England” that his …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Nocturne, Saugutuck River Matthew Levine Inspiration   The Gloaming By Robert Haydon Jones Response “You can’t beat this view,” Paul Robinson said.  “I can see up and down the river right from …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Point of No Return Matthew Levine Response The Good Nazi By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration The Weekapaug Inn is gone now. It stood on the shore of a secluded cove near …

 

Matthew Levine and Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine Sunday Inspiration piece Squirrel…Lark…Lucky. by Robert  Haydon Jones Response A very small, very young squirrel’s frozen profile froze my glance into a long look and held that pose so god damn long that I banged the half‐open screen door to my roof deck just to get it going – and, boy, it skittered and it shocked me with its bushy tail that felt more burly than bushy ‐‐ and I’m telling you the squirrel was very young. And then a red-breasted lark somehow flew in the open downstairs door (our dog is very, very old) and my wife was shrieking like it was a mouse or me with a fresh sin ‐‐ and the lark flew right on up the stairs and my shrieking wife  followed ‐‐ and the happy ending is the lark pecked at itself in my bathroom mirror and then flew away out that same screen door that I  had rapped to scare the squirrel. I remember the red breast on the lark made it seem very vulnerable. I went on back to my chair and started to finish my morning coffee when it occurred to me that I was very lucky that the men who molested me, all those years ago, when I was a boy, didn’t kill me. The more I think about it ‐‐ the luckier I feel. —————————————————— Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to the …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine Clear Response The Story of My Healing Hands by J.P. McKenzie as told to Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Exactly a week ago today, I laid my hands on the …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

  Matthew Levine Deserted Pier Inspiration piece Bridge Back By Robert Haydon Jones Response ********************************************************************************* Grass By Carl Sandburg PILE the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo, Shovel them under and let me work — I …

 

Matthew Levine and Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and Robert Haydon Jones

  Matthew Levine Only Coffee Response The Genesis of My Astonishing Rise to Fame & Fortune By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece   First, because I know you will wonder, I have it …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine Without You Response Piece Without You By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece . Everywhere I go without you is without you. . Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine Loss Inspiration piece My Tawdry Story By Robert Haydon Jones Response piece Chances are you know me from your Evening News or Dateline NBC or 60 Minutes. I’m the …

 

Matthew Levine and Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine The Professor Response In the Aftermath of Terror A Brief Case History By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece I am an expert on what happens to people in the aftermath …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine Forgotten Inspiration piece A Scrapbook of Loving Kindness By Robert Haydon Jones Response Jimmy O’Hara had been living comfortably enough for an old guy in the Digital Age …