roaring power of nor’easter waves at Schoodic Point, the beauty of a still lake
reflecting Mount Katahdin, and the endless variety of the splendor of the Maine
sky: all of these draw me to them. I expand in their presence and share the
scene by revisiting it with paint on canvas. The look of a place is vital, but
it is the feeling and the wildness of nature that I am most interested in
communicating. I grew up surrounded by paintings in an artistic family.
I was taught early on to observe carefully nature’s rich marvels. My first oil
paintings at 10 were of water, sky and not a lot of land. I still love
those subjects. I also witnessed up close the tumultuous art landscape of
the 20th century. My grandfather was a Pennsylvania Impressionist whose 1920s
style went out as my father’s Modernist style emerged in the 1950s. That
changed into a period of photography for me, my brother and my father in the
1960s. I and my father both returned to painting in Maine in the 1970s. Through
that evolution of media I learned to follow my own inner prompting, the only
honest guide available. Living off the grid for long summers in
Maine gave me ample opportunity to plein air paint for years.
My process generally involves taking a wide range of images
from a scene to capture the light, the shapes and the feel of the place. I hone
the composition by printing a full value range in many images to form a collage
of information. It is a subtle and lengthy compositional process. I also often
draw or paint on site. When the composition is determined, I sketch it
on canvas and begin the layered painting process. I paint in oil and each layer
must dry before the next one goes on, so I work on four or five paintings at
the same time, though usually only one a sitting. A painting can take me as
little as five days and as long as six months to complete.
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