Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Red Mill in Winter, 20" x 20", acrylic

This picturesque old mill in Chester, Vermont, is not far from Fletcher Farm School, where I teach in the summer. The building shape, color and site on the river make a terrific subject. I always want to find good winter subjects, and with the red to break up all that cold blue and white, this was a natural choice. This mill shows a small resemblance to the Montague Mill, home of my gallery of 14 years but now Sawmill River Arts, a cooperative. Two story wooden mills were common in the 19th century along New England rivers with good water flow and sharp changes in elevation. Price available upon request.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chevy Apache, 20" x 20", acrylic

It's always fun to paint old trucks! This Chevy Apache sits below a mountain near Taos NM. I prefer the abandoned vehicles to all those slick restored ones at car shows - much more texture, color variety, historical nostalgia. Friends bring me photos of old cars & trucks all the time - and steam trains are a favorite too! Price available upon request. SOLD! IN 2013

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Mytoi Garden" is a recent acrylic, 36" x 24", of a large, luxurious and surprising garden on the island of Chappaquiddick off Martha's Vineyard. The azaleas and spring greens were very inspiring when I was there. It's worth the short ferry ride from Edgartown to the island just to see the ponds and Japanese-inspired design of Mytoi. Price available upon request.

Red Boat

Yes, I know - it's been a whole year since I put anything new here! But I haven't gone away. I head off next week to deliver this painting and its "mate" to my Martha's Vineyard gallery, Cousen Rose in Oak Bluffs. I feel like I'm always behind in getting new work ready for these destinations.
"Red Boat" may seem a little wild to you, with its strong pink sky and other intense colors, but doesn't Spring sometimes feel that way, after a long, brutal winter - rather intense? It sure was fun to paint it that way.
Framed acrylic, 24" x18" Available at Cousen Rose Gallery

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sage & Symbol, 48" x48", acrylic on canvas

Subtle symbols important to Native people are inscribed in the paint of this large New Mexico landscape - because the land was first theirs. It is one of several large pieces made for my one person show at Envision Gallery in Taos, NM, "High Country Color."

Price available upon request

Autumn Boardwalk, 24" x 48", acrylic

It was a mild December walk on a beach north of Boston that gave me the idea for this painting. It's actually longer than this cropped center image - 4 ft. long! It floats in a rounded edge natural wood frame. I love it. I'll never forget that day.

Price available upon request

Plymouth Notch Snow, 16x20, acrylic on canvas

It isn't easy for me to paint in winter, but if I'm lucky, there will be a little sun and I can paint comfortably from inside my van. Plymouth Notch, VT, is a favorite painting place in any season, the site of the Calvin Coolidge historic home and village. Price available upon request.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Apple, acrylic on canvas, 10" x 30"

Can you feel this late summer day? I stood under an apple tree
for shade as I painted the wonderful Vermont hillside and mountain
before me. How could I not add that apple branch just over my head?
October 2009, SOLD!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ocean Sunset II, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 36"

This painting was featured in 2008 on Martha's Vineyard
at Cousen Rose Gallery, 77 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs.

Summer 2008, SOLD!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Tiger Lily Truck, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Cars, trucks and flowers! - a funky new approach to
painting this subject matter. Paintings from this
series at
Hunter Lea Gallery, 116 Main St.,
Ludlow, VT
, & Shelburne Arts Coop, Shelburne Falls, MA
Price available upon request

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Edgartown Lighthouse, Martha's Vineyard, 20" x 20", acrylic on canvas

Summer at Edgartown Harbor is a special time!

Wickford RI Arts Festival, July 2008, SOLD!