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.

Still life with Zinnias

Ive wanted to do a still life with zinnias for some time when I painted this piece. The concept was to include a cubist viewpoint to the composition.

Still life with Jonquils, Electric fan and Marbles

This still life was composed with an electric fan from Ebay, Jonquils from my garden and a selection of marbles from my childhood. What I wanted to achieve here was to convey how common objects can possess fantastical shapes and distinct personalities.

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 Sunflowers

This still life set-up was composed of several elements that I’ve collected over the years. A silver teapot, ceremic rose jar, and fresh cut sunflowers all lovingly arranged to create a satisfiying motif.

The Bulldog

This commissioned portrait took me by surprise. Usually patrons commission portraits of their own pet but in this case the dog belonged to their Daughters ex-boyfriend. They grew very attached to the dog if not the boyfriend. I really liked the tough look of the dog against the soft abstract pattern of the ground.

Monhegan Lane with truck

A resident of Monhegan Island wanted a pastel painting depicting the lane leading to thier cottage. The request was for the artwork to be friendly and joyful.

Public Pool

A great place for artists to find subject matter is at the public pool. For me this was a way to find lots of models in candid activities.

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 […]