I've painted with acrylics since the early 70’s, adapting my methods and techniques to a practical system that works for me. I'm primarily a studio painter, working from my own photographs and notes. I like to take time with my work, approaching the creative process unrushed and thoughtfully. While I limit myself to a split primary palette (two reds, two blues, two yellows, plus white), I enjoy taking advantage of the boundless creative properties of the medium which makes for an eclectic body of work from serene to robust, best reflecting my personality and taste.
As an artist I’m compelled to tell about "the Beautiful". My Mom used to use those words whenever something caused her to pause and gaze in wonder and joy. As a kid growing up I would think her incomplete phrase strange. Now, I get it. Now I understand that "the Beautiful" refers to something God made. My Mom was constant in her faith and reliant on grace. She spoke plainly about her Lord and she would marvel at what the Almighty provided for her to enjoy at the moment -- the Beautiful! That's what I want to paint. And I see the Beautiful in the places I visit and settings that I know and treasure, right here in New England -- land and seascapes, mountain views, farm animals, seasons, and beautiful light.
I've opened my new studio/classroom in Gardner, MA (as of June 2019). I'm at this location according to my class schedule only. If you'd like to schedule a visit during non-class hours please contact me! I'm happy to meet with you. The studio is also open on the first Saturday each month from 9AM - 1PM.
A favorite quote from St. Paul serves as a mindset for my creative expression.
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
I welcome your comments and inquiries.