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I relish the pleasure of painting. I prefer plein air painting, the act of painting outdoors, a method which contrasts with studio painting, for the simple purity of the experience. Working directly on site in nature to capture the essence of the landscape forces spontaneity into the process; including the changing sun, wind, and weather. I layer the color on thickly with a palette knife or big brush, focusing my attention to the elements of color theory and composition. I like to work fast, and transfer this physical energy to the canvas with visible brush strokes and motion. I may consume a dozen brushes during the painting. I also use industrial tools such as cement trowels, blocks, sand paper, and other objects to apply, scratch, remove and move paint. The landscape is my initial inspiration for the work, but the painting will take on its own evolution. I paint the same locations over time and seasons. Each new painting reflects changes in light, temperature, time, scenery, and my connection to the landscape.
All work seen in the website art gallery is available for direct purchase. Use the website eCommerce feature above to view paintings. Artwork will be shipped in a protected box. Shipping rates vary by destination.
All paintings seen in the art gallery are available to rent. Rental rates vary by size. There is a three month minimum. If you later choose to buy the oil painting, just pay the difference between the sale price and what you have already paid to date. A $50 security deposit is required. Please use the contact section below for rental information.
Have a location you want painted? Now accepting commission for on-site plein air painting in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, and parts of neighboring states. Is your location further away? Contact me to discuss photo reference or other options - price varies.