My painting style is somewhat impressionistic, somewhat expressionistic. I capture the openess of the landscape. There’s a certain zen to the rural landscape in Virginia and North Carolina. I capture that quiet, meditative quality of the wide open fields and skies.
The land is flat. No grand vistas, no scenic overlooks. The view is all overhead and that continues to influence my landscapes to this day. I like to try to capture the infinite qualities of a blue sky, the effect of that big sky and the heat and humidity it creates, and the always-changing clouds. By the same token, I capture the beauty around us, both in the intimate still life and in my surroundings.
I like paint. I like the feel of it, the way it smells, and certainly the gorgeous, sometimes heartbreaking, always exciting colors. I also like translating what I see into an image on canvas. It isn’t a direct representation, of course. There are photographs for that. But a few marks and, look, there’s a forest, a flower, a pond, a sunset over the river. Even, as Bob Ross used to say, a few happy clouds.
- Now through June 19 – Art: In the Garden – Juried exhibit at Lewis Ginger Botanical Garden, Crossroads Art Center and St. Stephens Cafe, Richmond.
- Jan. – Feb. 2019: Crossroads Gallery, Richmond, VA – Juried Exhibition, All media
- Nov. – Dec. 2018 – Dooley Hall, Richmond Public Library – Solo show, “Memories of Everyday Beauty”
- July – August 2018: Crossroads Gallery, Richmond, VA – All Member Show
- June 2018: VMRC, Harrisonburg, VA – Juried Exhibition *Winner of Purchase Award
- May 2018: Crossroads Gallery, Richmond, VA – Juried Exhibition, All media
- Nov. 2017: 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC – Juried Exhibition “Land, Sea and Sky”
- Sept.- Oct. 2017: Crossroads Gallery, Richmond, VA – Juried Exhibition, All media