I am working to capture the vanishing Maine landscape through both my pastels and India ink wash paintings. The open fields of hay, corn and other crops with just a hint of human occupation in the distance remind me of my childhood in central Maine. I look to capture the light reflecting from trees hay bales, distant metal roofs, and blades of grass.
I love the vibrant red blueberry fields in October, marshes and bogs and other sort of hidden and under explored places. I look for the blues and lavenders in the snow in winter; the golds and the greens in summer.
My pastels paintings are bright. My style is impressionistic. I don’t strive to capture every little detail. Instead, I am looking to capture the essence of a place, a time of year or a time of day.
Every single work here is original, one-of-a-kind. I often do works in a series but look closely, no two works are exactly the same. With the exception of the abstract landscapes in India ink wash, I paint whatever season is on the calendar, and out my window.