In this, my very first post, I want tell you a little about what I love to paint. I have dozens of sketchbooks and many of them are filled with color studies of the water — the harbor on a cloudy summer afternoon, the lake shore on a sunny winter morning and so on …. My sketchbook, paints and water brush are always in my car and ready to go whenever the mood (I should say whenever the scene, because the mood is always there!) finds me.
I work from these color studies to create small oil paintings — many of these canvases are water scenes. My time on coastlines — Cape Cod, Ireland and Lake Michigan — inspires me every day.
I am also drawn to and inspired by the garden and everything in it — many of my paintings are of flowers, fruits or vegetables. Living in the North where the grey winter lingers, the need for color is an unrelenting force….