"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; both the possibilities and limitations of the materials can be overwhelming, the logistics of painting outdoors can be challenging, and facing a blank canvas in any setting can be intimidating. However, 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 still life arrangements in my studio, and landscape paintings outdoors, or "en Plein Air." I make paintings to engage the world I encounter, to be immersed and entirely present in that experience, and to preserve that moment visually, in a meaningful way. My paintings are my memories; the stories of what I saw, contemplated, and found compelling.
- 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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