Artist Statement

My paintings celebrate the ordinary and the commonplace; an abandoned house, the detritus of nature and the elements of everyday life. They create an appreciation of texture and a delight in color. They are memories made visible.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Back on Blogspot again

   It has been close to two years since I last posted and much has happened since that time.  I will not recount all but it has been an exciting time.  Where to start?  Perhaps will a photo of my most recent painting.  It is in oil and hopefully reflects a new way of exploring the possibilities of the medium.  I have also created a website which is in its infancy.  Your comments and feedback would be greatly appreciated.  It is

Church Interior - Civita Castellana, Italy

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Young Reader

Pastel  8 x 10

This is done from a photo I took of my grandchild, Kate.  It reminds me of those times of being lost in a book where the world disappears and when you could be on your tummy for hours.  I had fun doing this and it was a challenge.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pick Up

9 x 11

I wonder if a cowboy owned this pickup.  This old timer seems to have had a lot of use maybe dragging a horse trailer or bringing hay to the strays in the, well where would the strays be, out there somewhere.  There are many stories to be told and sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Baby Wrote Me A Letter

I like to tell stories and while this cowboy might have been reading his electric bill when this photo was snapped by my friend Barbara, I thought it more interesting to have it be about romance.  That's why the title is "My Baby Wrote Me A Letter"

Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year and New Intentions

Some folks have mentioned that they have missed my blog.  Who would have thought?  So here is a collection of some of my most recent work.  I have been having lots of fun focusing on French subjects in preparation for a show in February in Yarmouth, Maine.  There are lots of different shapes and sizes.  Hopefully, I will not be so lazy in my attempts to communicate to the larger world.  Happy New Year.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Back in The Saddle

8 x 10 Pastel
"A Couple"

I think it has been more than a year since I have dusted off my pastels.  The above is my first attempt and was it a blast.  The joy of "painting" again with my box of gaily colored sticks of eye candy.

The black and white still life below is called "Sur La Table" and it is a piece I did in my Visual Studies class.  This was a treat to do as well.  Print making is a huge new area to explore.  You can see I am having fun being back in the studio.  Hopefully, you will see some results of my being outside!!! 
Spring is here.

2 x 2
linoleum block print

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Here is an example of what I have been doing in drawing class.  There have been many other pieces but I did not want to scare anyone with my self portraits.  Nudes are not appropriate for this blog either.  All that said, I continue to have a great time exploring the use of line.  Oh, when you get just one stroke "right" so that it reads, it is pure pleasure.  I am hooked!!!