It’s fascinating, here, below the heavens. Trees and boulders are anchors where the grass falls over onto itself. Winds drive waves against the shore. The surging breakers wear down the brim and pull it back to sea. Creatures of the world are playful, courageous, and hungry. They respond to each other through entertaining ways like between you and me. Capturing these things with paint allows me to express a different vantage point depending on my mood.
In 1984 on a wooded lakeshore in Maine, I took formal drawing and painting lessons from local artist Cal Wilson. Several years later, I earned an associate degree from York County Community College in Wells, Maine. Here I learned valuable elements of drawing and design from artist Jill Poyourow. Once more, the stars aligned. I became immersed in drawing and painting alongside a professor, mentor, and friend Heather Lewis. Heather grew up with professional artist parents, Dorothy, and her well-known husband, Jack Lewis of Delaware. Among Jack’s artist comrades was NC Wyeth. These early inspirations are stories of knowledge and friendship that Heather extends to me. I am most gracious to be the receiver of their expertise. In 2017, I began exhibiting my paintings at festivals from Maine to New York. Today I continue to show my work. I am honored to be the artist of choice for many commissions.