Apricot Tree on Munjoy Hill

Friends own a home that has a very productive Apricot tree. Their home is  in an old neighborhood in Portland. I’m always interested in this little garden space and wanted to capture its special appeal.

Still life with Lobsters

On a summer day I had plans for a seafood dinner. The impulse to paint these wonderfully strange animals was too strong to resist.

Stonington Motif

Plien air artists in Maine are familiar with this view of Stonington Harbor. I wanted to portray the cradled Lobster boat and decreped shack as if they were strange animals. The pastel medium afforded me the chance to impart some textural qualities to this scene, almost as if the colors on the paper surface were […]

School in Snow

This building was originally an Orphanage and recently converted into a school. The snow blanketing this building added a bit of whimsy.

Hot Wheels

While on Monhegan Island I came upon this scene.  The children bikes had been parked on the lawn of one of the village homes. Seeing the bright colors and fanciful shapes of these toys, I was compelled to paint them. These children bikes reminded me of some strange type of animal waiting to lunge into […]