Studio Updates

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

New: “Island Meadow Afternoon”

Years ago, when living on Martha’s Vineyard, days began, or ended, with walks through the many open land trails the Island offers. This piece, “Island Meadow Afternoon” (40 x 30, oil on canvas) is of a clearing in an up-Island tract of privately owned land in Chilmark, a portion of which has been deeded to

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

New: “Rising Sun”

Recently completed 36 x 36, “Rising Sun”

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

New Work : “The Ascent”

I never mind getting lost. When driving through the rural back roads of New England (or anywhere), GPS shut off, it’s inevitable I’ll end up going the wrong way to wherever I’m going. On a recent trip through rural Central Massachusetts, I found myself lost on an old road, on the outskirts of the town

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

New Work : “Jade Skies” 36 x 36

While recently on a drive through Harvard, MA–a beautiful small rural town I’d never been to–I came across this old farm with a main barn and an adjacent long barn that disappeared behind a huge expanse of hedge. Raised on slight knoll, the main barn seemed somewhat smaller than it should, due, perhaps, to the

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Simplicity vs Complexity

In this piece, Summer Sun, the intention was to keep the piece simple, sparse of detail, and focused on the light, shadows, and the object casting the shadows. As many things in the scene were edited out, it was the remaining elements that proved to be a bit more complex to render than I had

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Disorganized chaos…

A friend recently commented on a social media post, showing work in progress and a corner of the mixing table I use. The friend requested a close up of this table, to see the “fun” I was having. Painting is fun. If it wasn’t, few would endure the hidden difficulties and abundant failures encountered throughout.

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Bay View

Cape Cod’s landscape of water, sand, meadows, flatlands and hills provides uncountable views of incredible beauty. This sand bar has been the inspiration for many artists, most of whom claim the Cape Cod light is one of a kind. For me, the light isn’t different than it is elsewhere, but what it shines on is.

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

New: “Upper Valley” 48 x 36

Completed: “Upper Valley” 48 x 36. Sometimes it can take a couple years to truly complete a piece…

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Widow’s Walk

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Designer Installation of Commissioned Work

I occasionally receive photos of work hung in residential or corporate settings, most recently this photo of “Eastern Slope” 36 x 36, purchased via Powers Gallery in Acton, MA, and installed as part of a design project outside Boston. It’s always great to see where a piece winds up, and how it complements an interior

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