The Rollerbladers

I came across these two rollerbladers while visiting Boston.  For this painting, the bold clothing and protective gear this couple were wearing was too good to pass up. The symmetry of the composition in this piece was used to contrast the action and sense of play.

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.

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.

Water Dog

The owners favorite photograph of their deceased pet was the inspiration for this painting. Intense colors helped me achieve the feel of the day, sunny and hot. This Lucky dog seemed very happy to go for a swim on a perfect summer day.