coming to Maine over thirty years ago, I have been fascinated with the land. When I walk across a hay field or through
the forest or when I visit untouched coastal regions, my senses become keenly aware of my surroundings.
At times the clouds are moving so quickly I feel I might be caught up in one and whisked away.
At other times, walking through a sun-drenched summer field with golden grasses, wild flowers and the drone of insects, I
become still and listen to the orchestrated day. It is these sensual experiences that I strive
to capture in my paintings.
I paint in a contemporary
realistic style, not quite impressionism and not quite photorealistism. By applying thin layers of paint and gradually
building up the surface of the image with glazes, I am able to work on the painting over a period of time, and by so doing,
can change the mood of the painting to reflect what I am feeling at a particular moment. I paint almost exclusively
in the studio using photographs that I take myself as visual references for my paintings.