I build narrative art characterized by everyday people, places and objects based mostly on the Schoodic Peninsula in Maine. Stories are harvested from the sea and the community. The process begins long before the brush hits the canvas. I build a story over time incorporating considerable research and the collection of stories, epherma and photographs. I paint with oils, encaustics and mixed media collage. I focus on light, texture and color to evoke feelings and memories. Plein air oil painting grants me the opportunity to create an atmospheric snapshot.
I relish the process of building a story. When I undertake a project I enjoy daily progress to merge the visual and the narrative. I know the piece is complete when my initial response is to the condition of the light and color.
When people see my work I’d like for them to be excited to share their feelings about the work and their stories and ideas.