Commissioned portraits that I have painted for my clients as well as demonstration portraits of my family and friends.
Painting on copper is a centuries old practice. The unique glow that emanates through meticulously applied layers of oil paint results in a translucency and light not attainable on canvas..
Most of my figurative pieces are painted from life. Through life studies I am better able to interpret what really exists beyond the information that photographs provide.
I draw on my experience as a dog lover and dog handler when I was growing up - and as a graphic artist drawing horses for a print etching company in Amesbury, MA.
My seascapes are painted from life - en plein air - as well as from my photographs. Life studies are essential to painting believable seascapes that are based on photos.
All of my landscapes are painted from life - en plein air - and usually in one sitting - or alla prima.
This is a new gallery. I felt I needed a separate gallery to show recent paintings that reflect or evoke feelings of gentleness or peace - going beyond "depiction" as a reason to paint.