Farm Crow Valley Road painting
Farm Crow Valley Road, 24x36", oil on canvas

About Me

I started painting using watercolor and tempera as a child and still like watercolor for travel studies. I currently paint in oil and acrylic on site and in studio. My work often is about the places where man and the landscape coincide. Dwellings, structures and other man-made objects feature prominently. A marine or foothills backdrop sets the stage. My palette is primarily the modern transparent colors produced by Gamblin that I prefer for their intensity and luminosity.

The painters whose work I enjoy are many. Here are a few: Winslow Homer, George Bellows, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, Tom Thompson, Edward Hopper, Joan Mitchell, Richard Diebenkorn, Fairfield Porter, Wayne Thibaud, Lois Dodd, Neil Welliver, Helen Frankenthaler, Eric Fischl, Peter Doig and John Cole.

My paintings, if framed, use either a floater frame for works on canvas or a wide simple rabetted moulding for panel or works on paper. The floater frame I use is made by Metropolitan Picure Frames (usually cherry or maple). The rabetted frame I use also made by Metropolitan Picture Frames.