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