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.
On a summer day I had plans for a seafood dinner. The impulse to paint these wonderfully strange animals was too strong to resist.
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.
My friend agreed to pose for this portrait on the rooftop of my studio in downtown Bangor Maine. We borrowed the Nutcracker jacket from a local Ballet company. I was inspired by the graphic quality of the jacket against the city and bright day.
This Musician was playing outside on a warm Summer day. I wanted to portray this boy in a lively and colorful manner to emphasize his youth and talent.
These men were participating in the annual Kenduskeag Canoe race in Maine. The color and spectacle of the event is inspiring. I don’t know in what place these two finished but they are brave to even have attempted this race.
Every year a canoe race is held on the Kenduskeag River in Maine. Many people participate in this event and it really is spectacular. Some years the water is so high from the Winter melt that it makes the race very dangerous. I wanted to portray the excitement of this event by using vibrant colors […]
These young ladies were assemble on a hot Summer day in Maine. I was intrigued by the interaction that was going on between those seated and those standing. My love of painting the figure was expressed in this piece.
Everyday I’d pass by this Softball field on my way to the studio. The color and excitement of the game and participates was very inspiring. I really was drawn to the activity behind the scenes and wanted to show this dynamic. Having so many figures in one painting was a first for me.
The couple that commissioned this piece lived in this cottage overlooking Monhegan village and Harbor. They wanted a whimsical depiction of thier home. Within the composition I even included the compost bin and clothes line.