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 two words whenever something caused her to pause and gaze in wonder and joy. As a kid growing up I would think her incomplete phrase was strange and even a bit weird. 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.
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.