Studio Updates

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

New: “Fenceline”

Fences are funny things. Their purpose is to mark territory, to keep things out, or contain things that are within. When I come across old rural places, with remnants of old split rail, or barbed-wire fences, the sense is that they once kept grazing animals from wandering off. More so now, I suspect our fences

Sunday, November 20th, 2022

New: “Road Less Traveled”

I’ve always loved Robert Frost, and like many of us, his best known poems are a part of us. As I began the charcoal sketch for this commissioned piece, his poem “The Road Not Taken” came to mind. When I explore rural New England for inspiration, I take the lesser roads, as they lead to

Friday, November 11th, 2022

New: “Switchback”

If you’ve ever spent any time in Vermont, you know it’s rural roads. You also know it’s main routes, which, aside from the two interstates that cut through it, everything else is secondary “highways” meandering from one small village, to another, and maybe to a larger city/towns like Montpelier, Burlington and Rutland. And aside from

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

New: “Envisage”

A friend recently commented on a piece (posted to my social channels) that she wished she could “live in the painting.” I replied that I agree, and that I would too. Most of the artists I know paint what they love. They paint the places they love, the things or people they love, and they

Friday, October 28th, 2022

New: “Fall Blueberry”

Our property is surrounded by tall bush blueberries. Might be 20 or 30 of them, and each July 4th, the berries are at full ripeness, and from a distance, they’re puffs of green with dabs of blue from the ripe berries. But in the Fall, long after the berries have been harvested and eaten by

Monday, October 24th, 2022

New: “Amethyst Ridge”

This setting is in Vermont, along one of the winding routes that cut through farmland, valleys and small villages. The state is loaded with these roads, and along those roads old working, and abandoned, farms dot the landscape and roadside. This one sits along the side of the road, but I opted to leave the

Friday, October 21st, 2022

New: “Autumn Pond”

The Cape is known for it’s beaches. Miles and miles of sand, dunes and ocean (or bay) form the shoreline from the canal down to Provincetown. Often overlooked, though, are the freshwater beaches of the many kettle ponds that dot the Cape’s inland areas. Many of these ponds are overlooked, as they tend to be

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

New: “Distraction”

On a recent trip to Vermont, driving along rural Route 106, I spotted an old farm to my right, across the river that follows the twisty road South from Woodstock. A small service bridge crosses the river, and the road turns left and right, leading to a couple of old farms. As I approached the

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

New: “At Peak”

Here in New Hampshire (and especially in Vermont), there’s a span of about 10 days where the color of fall foliage is at its peak. Sugar maples (amongst other hardwoods) are on fire, with the bright reds, yellows, and crimsons overtaking the once all-green leaves. Today is just about peak in Southern New Hampshire, and

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

New: “Tobacco Rows”

In Western Massachusetts, between the college towns of Amherst and Northampton, the lowlands of the Pioneer Valley are home to many farms, as the soil along the banks of the Connecticut River are ideal for farming. When I was in college there, I often visited these farms, many of which featured unique-looking barns, whose walls

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