"You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is... unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far."
Painting is sometimes difficult to be sure; the endless possibilities balanced against the limitations of the materials can be overwhelming. Nonetheless, the practice of painting is integral to the way I see and think, so I persist. I make paintings to remember the natural world, ordinary experiences, and the effect of light. Working in oils, I paint landscape studies outdoors, or "en Plein Air" and still life arrangements and larger works in my studio. I paint to engage the world I encounter, to be immersed and entirely present in a particular experience, and to create a meaningful visual record. To create art is a gift from God; my paintings are my memories; the stories of what I have seen, contemplated, and been thankful for..
2019 Knoxville Museum of Art Painters on Location Juried Artist
2018 Oil Painters of America OPA Eastern Region Show
2018 Western Mountain Maryland Juried Artist
2018 Hudson Valley Plein Air Juried Artist
2018 Mountain Maryland Plein Air Juried Artist
2018 Adirondack Plein Air Festival Juried Artist
2018 Knoxville Museum of Art Painters on Location Juried Artist
2018 Oil Painters of America OPA Salon Show Juried Artist
2018 Mint Museum Charlotte Garden Tour Juried Artist
2018 Kent Island Figurative Show 1st Place, Oil
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