I love art. All kinds of art. All kinds of paintings. But I am most influenced by the Impressionists who really painted from a uniquely individualistic perspective. The Impressionist movement opened the door to change and inclusiveness. They set the art world free and I love that freedom.
I live in New England where the four seasons still predominates the rhythm of our culture and connects us to nature. My color choices - the warm earth tones of autumn, the light replenishment of spring, the deep decadence of summer, and the search for warmth during the blue winter months create a poetry of subjects and visual sensations that infuse my landscapes and still-lives. The moods and energies of these paintings change with each passing season.
It is my nature to pursue human connection. And so in my art I use beautiful colors and familiar subject matter that is accessible and engaging. My intention is to connect to humanity. I think that my paintings reflect the work of a man who is kind, engaging, and who is mindful of his life. I think this energy travels from me, down my brush, and onto my canvases - and hopefully to those who engage the art.