My art is about touching people, creating something that brings the viewer to a place, real or imagined, of peace and tranquility, playfulness or curiosity.
When I paint I try to capture a feeling. That feeling may be nostalgia, serenity, comfort, happiness, curiosity, wonder … creating art that allows the viewer to momentarily forget everyday stress and escape to another place.
Working primarily in oils, but also in acrylics, my technique is rooted in a love of impressionism and its exploration of color and light, with a strong leaning towards realism. I find the level of detail I put into a painting reflects my desire to capture what I see and feel, while keeping an impressionistic element that allows for emotional exploration and interpretation.
My inspiration is the outdoor world around me. I fell in love with my home state of Vermont and it has become my primary muse. My paintings may capture a mood, or an interesting object, a pattern of light and color. It may be the way light falls, shadows are cast, the landscape unfolds, or colors harmonize. Its whatever moves me. I hope to express that emotion that drew me to the subject, sharing it with the viewer, while allowing them to experience their own reaction and interpretation.