Being a realist, I enjoy the challenge of accurately portraying the image that I want to
preserve as a long lasting memory. I bring out the truthfulness of the visual appearance of whatever it is that I paint. Subjects I paint originate from places personally visited.
While living aboard our 60' motor yacht
"Latigo", cruising for 20 years presented endless opportunities
to witness storms, sunsets, dramatic skies, reflections and marine life in
the tropics. I feel a personal bond with the ocean, inland waterways
and islands. Ideas come to me from isolated, remote
The objective in my ocean/seascapes is to suggest motion, and yet calm serenity. Beaches are a significant
inspiration to me for subject matter. Every day presents a different view. Landscapes I paint bring a memory of summer place
islands and country farms.
After years of working with oil, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal and pastel, my preference is now
tempera, an old and difficult medium to work with. If mixed properly with pigment, it can have the desired results that I achieve.