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.

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.

Monhegan Cottage

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.

Harbor Scene

This painting was inspired by a Harbor in Maine. The buildings and boats of this Harbor were depicted as if they were strange animals. Colors were imagined rather than rendered realistically. The medium for this artwork was oil paint pressed into crayon like sticks. These oil sticks allowed me to draw with oil paint.

Summer Orchids

The man that owned and grew these orchids commissioned this painting.  Summertime for these plants was spent on a deck with an arbor. This setting was the perfect backdrop for these orchids.

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.

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.

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 […]