Friday, December 23, 2011

Plein Air Magazine

I just got my winter edition of "Plein Air" magazine and am glad to report that yours truly gets a mention and pic on page 83 in the "extreme painting" section along with Bill Guffey, Jivan Lee,Terry Miura and Alexey Steele.

On another note, I have returned from a painting trip to my former home in Southwest Florida. The territory I covered was from Marco Island, Naples north to Sanibel Island. I have several paintings and will be posting some select images soon.

Addendum: I forgot to mention, the two paintings I made on this river "Moose River Monolith" and "Singing Waters" are at the Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA and the Oh Be Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte CO respectively.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

American Impressionist Society

I recently attended the American Impressionist Society's 12th Annual Juried Exhibition. I was fortunate to have two paintings juried into the show and was able to fly to Carmel by the Sea California for the event. Scott Christensen was the Juror and the event was well attended by artists and collectors alike. I made some new friends out west and am very glad to get to meet so many friendly and talented people.

Fortunately, I was also able to do a bit of painting. This 9"x12" was done at Point Lobos on the California coast at sunset. If you look closely you might be able to see the remnants of all the flying gnats that landed in my painting as I worked.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Work

This new collection of work was painted recently in the Old Forge region of the Adirondack Park. I spent time exploring new areas of the Park and found some very interesting subject matter. The Moose River provides an intriguing mix of "black" water with rapids and the unmistakable boulders strewn throughout. Old Forge itself is an engaging mix of architecture past and present. I've included one image above of the functioning train station "Thendara."

These and other new paintings from the region are available at Gallery 3040 in Old Forge. I will be there this Friday August 26th from 3:30 till close giving a talk, demonstration, and generally having a good time; would love to see you there.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fun at Gallery 3040

To all my friends in the upstate New York area. I'll be showing several of the Ireland paintings at Gallery 3040 in Old Forge and giving a "talk" about my experiences on the southwest coast of Ireland. I will also be doing a quick painting demonstration and talking a bit about my philosophy towards painting. Along with the Ireland work will be several new pieces from upstate New York specifically the Old Forge region. The event is from 3:30 till 5:00 followed by a wine reception from 5:00 till 7:00.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ireland (Update)

Irish Light 6x8

View from Slea Head 6x12

Dingle Church 12x9

Grazing 9x12

Min Aird Castle Ruin 12x9

The Ireland portfolio is finished. It includes thirty-five field studies completed on site around Dingle Ireland and on the western coast. You can find the portfolio here : Ireland

Thanks for viewing!


The Ireland 2011 portfolio has been initiated. Fourteen images have been posted as a beginning to the portfolio on the website There will be more to come soon.


Hello everyone,
It's been awhile since I have posted. I have been busy traveling, teaching, and painting. In this edition are included five paintings I did from observation in County Kerry Ireland. We were on the western coast based in the fishing town of Dingle. It was an incredible experience; meeting new friends and beginning a relationship with one of the most beautiful places on earth. Ireland is infamous for bad and changing weather and it did not disappoint. Nevertheless, I was able to get a lot of work done and will be posting the entire body of work on my website in the "hopefully" near future.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Looking for Spring

This 6"x8" entitled "Remnants" is in honor of the hope of coming spring. As paintable as it is, it has been a long winter. Most people I know are very much looking forward to warmer weather and the beauty that comes with it.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shifting Weather Patterns

These 6"x8" field studies were all painted in the last two weeks. The weather has gone through some drastic shifts from 50+ degrees then 2 feet of snow. I had to shovel Erin out twice and then the rain came. I spent the eve of my birthday with a wet vac in my basement... happy birthday to me!
All in all I can't complain, I am very blessed and happy to have been able to get out and paint. I hope you enjoy these little paintings and look forward, as I do, to the coming spring season.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

I'm Still Painting

I've posted a few paintings from last fall and wanted to show some recent field work in this post. These five paintings are the highlights from this last week of painting outdoors. We had a couple really unusual pleasant days early in the week with sunshine all day long... I'll take 'em where I can get 'em. The rest of the week; not so pleasant. Thursday night and Friday we got "dumped on" as you might be able to tell from the last image painted while it was coming down in a near white out.
Just wanted to let you know, I'm still painting.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Olana Twilight

Here's another painting from this fall. Some "artist types" might recognize that lazy curve of the Hudson River as the view from the incomparable landscape painter of the 19th ct. Fredrick Church's home Olana. This 6"x12" in oil was painted just as the sun was retiring at twilight and there was a silvery glow bathing everything in diffuse light and giving me a very short time to capture it. I had a great time painting with my friend Jamie Grossman that day and I hope to return someday soon. Olana is a magical place for a landscape painter.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Morning Light

"Morning Light" was painted on a local farm here in upstate New York this autumn. This 8"x10" is in oil and was a joy to paint. The weather couldn't have been more pleasant as the sun was on the rise and the fall colors were well underway. I couldn't resist adding the groups of cattle as they moved in for their morning feed. Reminds me of growing up in the rural midwest... minus all the mountains of course.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Nantucket Pathway

I was fortunate enough to paint on the island of Nantucket this summer. This is a 6"x8" in oil of a reserve there on the tiny isle off the eastern seaboard. I was fascinated by the unique color cast over the place; even the grasses looked different to me. I stayed on the beach facing the Atlantic and the waves there were incredible. It is hard to put that kind of experience into words or on canvas.