While driving through the Berkshires several years ago, I came across this scene, part of an old farm that was still occupied, but pretty run down. It was mid August, hot, and the meadow grasses had begun their transition from a light bluish green to gold. “August” 16 x 16.
I rarely know where a painting’s going to go when I start. That unpredictability, many years ago, would have driven me crazy…as I “knew” what I wanted to paint, and nothing short of that goal would suffice. It got to the point that when I began paintings, I got nervous with the fear of failure.
I’ve always been fascinated by abandoned places. The nearby rural town around my part of New Hampshire are dotted with abandoned properties, many old farms whose last inhabitants had no heirs…or if they did, they had no use for the inheritance. As time and earth takes back these structures, the slow state of being reclaimed
I had been struggling with a title for this piece. Was it the trees or the ridgeline in the background that was the subject…and that could help inspire a title? The perfect name came while having a great discussion with interior designer Amy Mitchell for her online design journal, “The Saturday Blog” in which my
I’m excited to share a new venue, Prospect Hill Home, a new home decor and art gallery location right on Lake Sunapee Harbor, in Sunapee NH. This beautiful new space is resulted from the efforts of the great people at Prospect Hill Antiques in George’s Mills, and provides significant wall space and great lighting, within
A second piece in a series of works based on a huge old barn in Chester, VT, focuses on the shaded side, where the inclination is to avoid color, as shade seems to, in reality, remove color. But there is color in shadow. It just needs to be imagined and made more luminous. “Luminance” 40
This time of year, up here in New Hampshire, counting the weeks and days until Summer is pretty commonplace. In preparation for warmer times, and upcoming Summer shows on the Cape, the finishing touches were recently given “Midsummer Light” 48 x 36.
I had the pleasure of delivering and installing a painting to buyers in Stowe, VT, who have recently completed construction on a beautiful mountainside house overlooking Mt. Mansfield. My galleries often work with designers on corporate and residential interiors projects, and often times, a work of art is selected as the starting point of the
I’m generally not a quotes person, but a poster in one of my college’s studios has always stuck with me over the years. It was a painting by Matisse, and his quote: “Look at life with the eyes of a child.” While I’m a few good decades past from my childhood, there is something to
As often happens, while traveling the back roads of rural New England, a quick glimpse of scene prompts a pullover, u-turn and quick reference shot. In this case, while heading through a small, rural Massachusetts town, the sun hit the overgrown meadow grass in the raised area at the vortex of these three structures. That