Studio Updates

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

New: “October Walk”

October is my favorite month. Might be many people’s favorite, as everything about it is perfect. Cool weather, bright color, and the landscape seems calm and still, as if bracing itself for winter. There’s an amazing preserve on Martha’s Vineyard…Felix Neck. It’s a 200-acre parcel, once farmland, now a series of walking paths that lead

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

New: “Harborside”

On a recent bike ride through Vineyard Haven, scouting for inspiration, I came across an old house, tucked down an alley, and crammed up next to the cinder block construction of the town’s grocery store. The old place looked abandoned, or at least neglected, and would have been easy to bike right on by. But

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

New: “Equinox”

This old farm is a few miles from the house. It sits on the bend of the road that I drove daily to drop off or pick up the kids from school. I’ve painted it several times, maybe because I like the place and have seen it so many times…but also because it has become

Monday, October 11th, 2021

New: “Ancestral” 12 x 24

Commissions are, most often, fun to work on. This recent, smaller piece is an example (of the fun ones), as it was done of an old family farm where the recipient grew up. As with many older structures, time and man adds clutter and modifies architecture to suit a current need. But if you strip

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

New: “Quivet Neck”

The Cape and Islands are home to many “Necks”…spits of land that poke into the ocean or bay. On a visit to Quivet Neck, in Dennis (Cape Cod), I came across an old farm that had been one of the original homes on this now highly developed plot of seaside property. Before much of the

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

New: “The Big House”

As a kid, our family had a house on Scraggy Neck…a flounder-shaped piece of land connected to Cataumet by a causeway. Just north of our Neck is Wing’s Neck. Both of these summer-house sections of Cape Cod were home to stately summer “cottages,” beautiful seasonal properties built facing the bay, whose seabreezes cooled hot summer

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

New: “Mutineers”

I ride by this stand of trees every time I’m on the Cape, biking down the mile-plus stretch of West Dennis Beach. The beach is separated from the lagoon by a thin strip of low dunes and cedars. These trees stand in an incredibly beautiful place, but see the worst of weather…conditions we would never

Friday, September 24th, 2021

New: “Rose” 48 x 48

Color is often as much the subject of certain pieces as is the central element of the composition. In this piece, I knew I wanted the facade to be a light shade of red, not too light, but not too dark. As the painting evolved, the rosy tones of the underpainting seemed just about right,

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

New: “Beach Dune”

The strip of small cottages that line Old Wharf Road in Dennisport, Cape Cod, and sit close to the shores of Nantucket Sound, are some of the last of the old humble summer places the Cape has always been known for. The simplicity and strength of their construction have allowed them to sit where they

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

New: “Sealand”

I’m frequently asked how I choose my palette, subject matter and titling. Love the question, but struggle with the answer. It’s like being a writer, trying to answer how you choose the words you use, the settings you imagine, and the characters you develop. In that sense, my work is pure fiction. Based in reality,

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