I am inspired to paint things I see in my surroundings that have lost or will lose their purpose. I am mesmerized by the sails on a sailboat because the conditions in which they fly are rarely reproducible. Dead trees and abandoned buildings hold a particular interest for me because I want to remember them before they are taken down or fall down.
I have many paintings that hang around my house–in the basement, in the loft, in the studio, and some on the walls. The ones that are hanging around in all corners are there because they are bothering me for some … Continue reading
When I sketch quickly I am trying to get the idea of where trees, buildings, water etc. are placed in comparison to each other. This includes the need to understand the size of one item in relation to another. For … Continue reading
The return to the studio has been bitter sweet. At times, the painting is going well and at other times not so well. It would seem that the time I have available to paint is not my most creative times. … Continue reading
I spent the summer sketching abroad. This has enabled me to return to the studio and finish work from previous travels. With these paintings finishing I can now put together the body of work from Figi, New Zealand and Oz. … Continue reading
I took a boat trip out to the Great Barrier Reef–actually, 90 minutes from Cairns. We were at a great time because the weather was over cast and the winds were calm. This meant that the sand wasn’t churning up … Continue reading