New paintings, and a few better versions of older ones

Fossil fish

Homer, the Greek poet

Ancient mask


William S. Burroughs 1

William S. Burroughs 2

Me (left, with mustache) meeting Burroughs in 1981 or 1982…


Marin Marais, as head of a viol

Notre Dame aflame

Bluebeard’s castle (by Bartok): Judith opens the fifth door


Scott Joplin



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I am a science writer at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, author of fiction and popular science books, an artist, and a professional musician who performs on the viola da gamba and Medieval and Renaissance stringed instruments. I edit manuscripts of all types and teach the full range of scientific communication skills. I am doing theoretical work in this subject - see for example

2 thoughts on “New paintings, and a few better versions of older ones”

  1. Wow, Russ! These are terrific! How neat to see you in a photo with William S. Burroughs and your paintings of him. I love your use of color in the seahorse as well. And Notre Dame burning—wow. I’m looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!

    With love from your sister, Nancy

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