Studio Updates

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,

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

New: “Presence”

When scouting inspiration in rural areas of New Hampshire and Vermont, I look for interesting scenes where architecture and landscape seem to coexist naturally. The barns, sheds and outbuildings built decades ago, now often abandoned, sit naturally where they have for years. They seem to be an almost organic part of the landscape, but have

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

New: “Down Island”

Martha’s vineyard is divided by two unofficial designations…up Island and down Island. Chilmark, Aquinnah being two of several Up Island towns, Tisbury, Edgartown and Oak Bluffs being Down Island. Whether up or down, the entire island is rich with old farms, many maintained to preserve how they looked hundred or so years ago. This piece

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

New: “Above the Cliffs”

For three years, I lived on Martha’s Vineyard, year round. In any season, inspiration was unlimited, as the Island is one of the most scenic pieces of land you could discover. And as you would expect of any Island on the New England coast, lighthouses are plenty. I’ve painted the lighthouse at East Chop, West

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

New: “Illumination”

When I lived on Martha’s Vineyard…a truly magical island in many ways…one of the greatest, and most magical, annual events was Illumination Night at the Camp Meeting Grounds in Oak Bluffs. If you haven’t seen it, you should, as it’s otherworldly. The small Victorian cottages that line the great circle around the Tabernacle cover almost

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

New: “North Road”

Most of our roads in rural New England are expanses of pavement that cover what had always been dirt or gravel lanes, created by cart, carriage, and then car. The deeper you go into the country, the less the roads are paved, and the more they remain as they have for decades. Came across this

Friday, July 16th, 2021

New: “Farmland”

There’s an old expanse of land along Cape Cod Bay, in Brewster, that was once part of an old Cape farm, but is now a public park. A reproduction windmill is a central focal point of the property, and serves as a backdrop to the farmers markets that are often held here. But further back,

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

New: “Storm Fence”

The remnants of Hurricane Elsa and her storm winds whipped the Cape this weekend, but spared us of any considerable damage. Homes on the beach, or up on bluffs, were spared, though the wind would have continued to shift the dunes, which constantly move, storm or not. The stretches of fencing that crisscross dunes and

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

New: “July”

This July 4th weekend has been a cool and rainy one down here on the Cape. But despite the weather, quite a few committed visitors and renters put down towels and umbrellas out on our towns’ beaches, undeterred. Similarly, the homes that line the shores of the bay and sound sides are all occupied and

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