"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 often difficult to be sure; the endless possibilities balanced against the limitations of the materials can be overwhelming. In addition, the logistics of painting outdoors can be challenging, and facing a blank canvas in any setting can be intimidating. Nonetheless, the practice of painting is uniquely satisfying to me, and integral to the way I see and think, so I persist. I make paintings to remember time spent in nature, ordinary experiences, and the effect of light. I work in oils, painting 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. My paintings are my memories; the stories of what I saw, contemplated, and found compelling.
2018 Oil Painters of America Eastern Region Show
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 Salon Show Juried Artist
2018 Mint Museum Garden Tour Juried Artist
2018 Kent Island Figurative Show 1st Place, Oil
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