Many of my landscape paintings are firmly rooted in my experience, observations and memories. I grew up on a farm in north central Pennsylvania. My Dad was a farmer and I was often out in the fields working with the family. “Hay time” was one of my favorite times of the year. I can vividly recall the summer sun hitting the fields of hay, the smell of freshly mowed hay fields, the cool retreats of the tree line and the views of the distant barns and mountains. Life seemed slower back then.
My still life paintings often include found treasures that catch my eye when out walking along trails, driving county roads, or traveling to distant lands, or items from my studio/home. ‘Models’ such as birds and their nests, acorns, bones, old work implements, insects and an old jar casting amazing shadows. In these art works I allow myself time to capture and expand a moment of really ‘seeing,’ hoping to convey the emotion I felt at that time of discovery.
I invite you into a part of my world. Hopefully you will achieve a pleasant experience that just might touch your eye, memory and heart.