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 small mounted sculpture is a shift from my usual two dimensional paintings. Different levels of this piece are cut from hard board, glued into place and painted. My original drawing and guide for this sculpture was meant to capture the lush tropical feel of the orchids.
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.
Originally a quick sketch was the inspiration for this sculpture. I wanted to create an outside sculpture that would be able to survive the Maine winters. With minimal training I set about welding the basic structure. After living with the skeletal form for a while I knew it needed some kind if sheathing. My father […]
Another one of my wall mounted sculptures. I had created a pastel painting of this image and felt it would make an interesting sculpture. The shapes and colors of this still life were an inspiration. The different vegetables had been purchased from a local farm stand. All the different elements were cut from hard board, […]
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.
While I was painting on Monhegan Island these two young men and their dog showed up. The composition of these three in their boat surrounded by the water was very inspiring.