Artist, painter of well loved places, traveler, loves a good story, gardener, nature lover, coastal wanderer in places salty & sandy.
The works of the American Impressionists have had a great influence on my work, particularly those of New England and California. Figurative works by William Merritt Chase and Childe Hassam as well as landscapes by William Wendt and Granville Redmond have fueled my imagination. Formal study at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT;. The Art League School in Alexandria, VA; and Watts Atelier in Encinitas, CA gave me a classical foundation. Further study with colorists Leif Nilsson, and Camille Przewodek, both students of renowned teacher Henry Hensche, have enabled me to pursue this ever-intriguing fascination of the effect of light.
Over time, I wanted to stretch my boundaries to paint more expressively. I really wanted to express the JOY in my life, and share that with others! Using the principles I’ve learned over decades of representational painting, I find the same ‘rules’ apply to other genres. I’ve embraced abstract work, painting feelings and our emotional capacity rather than ‘things’.
What is to love about a painting? ........One that is compositionally strong - that draws the viewer in from across the room....rewarding them with a new interest up close..... and the imagining of themselves in that place. It's an exciting - heart -fluttering affair....and a grounded relationship with a sense of uplifting beauty. A painting that resonates with the viewer is one that nourishes their soul.
Professional affiliations include:
Lyme Art Association
Mystic Museum of Art
2014: The Day (regional newspaper) featured story on Daybreak section, Sept. 9th, 2014; Barn Island: A YEAR IN COLOR
2014: "Homing Instincts" novel by Karen Guzman, cover art (published November 2014)
2008: Colour, Obsession, Joy and Torment! The Daily Painter Art Gallery by Micah Condon. ISBN:1440474060
My paintings are in private collections across the United States, as well as Canada, Ireland, UK, Germany, South Korea, Australia, and Dubai. My most recent corporate collector is Bank of Hampton Roads (Virginia).