I am also a painter in oils. The inspiration I find in nature informs both my canvases.
I have studied at Piedmont Community College and the University of Virginia. When possible I attend workshops to understand new ways of working.
THE LONG VIEW '‘THE TRUE JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY CONSISTS NOT IN SEEKING NEW LANDSCAPES BUT IN HAVING FRESH EYES.’’- Marcel Proust
I offer these recent paintings, created in plein air, to the people of Albemarle county in order that we may all see our spectacular surroundings with fresh eyes. The long view is a metaphor for placing things in perspective. This is true in a purely physical way as in painting a landscape at a distance. But it is true as we look at our surroundings, our lives and our selves. So perhaps a painter is always painting the landscape inside himself.
I have always been fascinated with landscape and have found great pleasure placing paint on canvas to portray what I see. I return to the same places year after year and grow into the scenery myself. I hope you will discover the magic of that familiar scene as you discover anew the places you drive by every day. Stop to admire that barn, that field or that farmhouse, and perhaps I will see you there.
I would like to thank the faculty and staff of the University, Piedmont community college, and the Beverly Street Studio School of Staunton for their support and friendship as I have become a painter.
You can reach me at 434-823-5286 or