I am an artist who creates photo-realistic oil paintings. I’ve been at it for 26 years now. All of my subjects are right here in south-eastern Massachusetts. I am drawn to old buildings, cars, and tools – anything that has stood the test of time. When I look at them I wonder about the people whose lives they touched. When I paint them, I may not show those people, but they are still there.
I seem to have a knack for painting barns just before they are torn down. One is still standing. I am keeping a close eye on it. I am also fascinated by the four seasons, because they bring such dramatic changes. Like Thoreau, I am in the habit of keeping track of when wildflowers bloom – Emerson compared their regularity to clocks – and some of those make good subjects, too. Thomas Kinkade was famous for his twilight scenes with lamp-light cottages, but my favorite time to capture is late afternoon with its raking, golden light and long shadows.
I hope when you look at my artwork it takes you on a visual ramble through the local country, and perhaps you see something you have not noticed before.