I work between two studios, one located upstairs above retail shops overlooking Frenchmen’s Bay in Bar Harbor where I have a view of the Porcupine Islands, the sea and its ever-changing light; the second an outbuilding at my home overlooking the hills of Maine.
Both are chaotic. Having all my tools at hand amidst the multiple pieces of art in various stages is as much an inspiration to me as life itself. Knowing that one thing can lead to another and that I can make my art happen instantly is rewarding.
Music is also an important part of my creativity, my instruments are scattered throughout both spaces and loud music is frequently played as I paint. It is important for me to be able to listen to music or pick up my instruments and play them during the day to my heart’s content. Each space has its own characteristics allowing me the freedom to create freely.