I am a painter and, over the years, I have come to rely on art, music, and nature to explain life and be my voice. Painting with oils allows me to achieve this goal. I learned to paint by simply approaching the easel with my brush. As I paint, I connect with each subject and each speaks to me of its natural, intrinsic nature.
I am driven to paint subjects that are universal; ones that capture the beauty or grit of life; subjects that connect in the spirit and heart. I began my work many years ago with pastels, watercolors, and block printing. But, from the first time I used them, I knew that oil paints would give me the notes with which to sing. With oils, I could use colors that ranged from the bold and brassy to the ethereal and sublime. Oils on the canvas dry slowly which gives me time as the artist to work with them until I am ready to release them. Once I discovered oil painting, I knew I had found my voice.
As I said, I listen to each of my subjects, seeking to hear what they have to tell me. I peer into them to find their inner beauty and their essence. This leads me to use whatever painting technique is most suitable for that particular project: the subject itself whispers what it requires. It might be palette knives for an urban view; a loose and fluid style for a quick alla prima floral study; drips and splatters for the untamed.
Most of my works are for sale. I divide my time between our home on Cathedral Hill in St Paul, Minnesota in America, and our cottage in the lovely, medieval village of Milverton in western Somerset, England. You will notice above that I have paintings for sale in both countries. Just click on the nation closest to where you live. To initiate a purchase or send me a note, please use the contact linksscattered throughout the galleries. Please make reference to the catalog number for the works in which you're interested. Thanks again for visiting this online gallery.
Sur la Plage Oil on canvas -- 20 X 30 What is more sweet than an afternoon spent reading on the beach? Maybe it's when the beach is in the South of France. Catalog #18140