Studio Updates

Friday, March 5th, 2021

New: “Aspen” 32 x 28

Always loved how the natural landscape and man-made structures coexist. They say there are no straight lines in nature. Scientifically, maybe not, but I see the landscape as basically horizontals and verticals, with subtle variations that make it interesting. “Aspen” 32 x 28

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Commission Preview: “Hemlock” 40 x 40

The origin for the title and one of the focal points of this recently completed commission (currently out for preview),comes from a farm a couple miles from the studio. The house and barn sits along the side of Spring Road, flanked with stone walls, and a huge 60-acre meadow that extends out about half a

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

New: “Upland Meadow”

Came across this scene several months ago, did a quick charcoal sketch, but only recently brought it to canvas. There is a time of day when light illuminates horizon and ridgelines as if under spotlights. I saw such light recently, and brought it to this piece. “Upland Meadow” 20 x 16

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

New Commission: “Henniker” 46 x 40

I’ve been working with a couple who recently moved north from South Carolina to Henniker, NH…a small, quaint college town about 40 minutes north of me. We are working on four pieces…two large works for dominant spaces within their new home, and two smaller accent pieces. I rarely title pieces based on literal attributes about

Saturday, February 13th, 2021

New: “Distant Ridge” (commission) 40 x 30

This recently completed commission is, in itself, a variation from another commission of the same subject/location. I’m not a fan of duplicating a piece, but do love the challenge of doing a variation on another piece, even if the differences are in scale and dimensions. This piece, “Distant Ridge” 40 x 30 is based on

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

New work: “Outliers”

The pandemic has separated many of us from each other. People we used to get together with, we do so less often, if at all. We may live close to each other, work together, or bump into each other in town, but we are encouraged to keep a “safe distance” from each other. It’s an

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

New: “Sheep Meadow”

I wrote yesterday about the neighboring development that converted many acres of pristine woods into a housing development. And while most of us lament the loss of land…including me, I can’t be too critical, as my house was, itself, was built on the land of the old Wilbert Parker Farm. My property is surrounded by

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

New Work: “The Fells”

My house is surrounded by several hundred acres of woods, stone walls and old hiking trails. About 10 years ago, thirty acres were sold to a developer who proceeded to build a 40-home development. Before he did, they excavated the acreage, leveling most of the trees to prepare the building lots. I imagine he looked

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

New: “Fire Pond” 36 x 36

When my mother was a kid, she summered with her family on an old farm in Bradford, New Hampshire. It was a place my grandfather bought to escape the family from the busy North Shore Boston suburb of Beverly. I remember my mom, years ago, recounting how her brothers were tasked one summer to dig

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

New: “Cavern” 24 x 24

I’ve always loved exploring abandoned places…old farms, barns, an empty house I found tucked in the woods near my childhood home, a deserted hotel in Vermont, and even a long-abandoned military base on Cape Cod. The lure of these places are their entrances…open doors filled with the blackness of the interior, and whatever might be

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